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Pitt Instagrammers capture campus life

@cathedral_thoughts on Instagram has 1,997 followers.

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

If you’re stuck at home and desperately missing Cathy, crave one last meal at Market or in need of at-home fitness motivation — look no further than your Instagram search bar.

Staff picks: What we missed in Pittsburgh

Public transportation is convenient when you don’t have a car.

By The Pitt News Staff

August 26, 2019

Read what our staff missed most about Pittsburgh during the summer holiday

Polish Fest brings food and fellowship to Oakland

Lajkoniki dancers from Holy Family Catholic Church perform traditional Polish dances during Polishfest in the Cathedral of Learning Commons Room Sunday.

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

November 13, 2018

At the annual Polish Fest on Nov. 11 in the Cathedral of Learning, guests could indulge in food, music and even fortune-telling.

City of steel is a city of scares

The Early American Nationality Room is supposedly haunted by the ghost of Martha Jane Poe McDaniel.

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

Pitt students looking for a haunt don’t have to look far. Pittsburgh is home to several haunted locations for those looking for a scare all year long, including one of Pitt’s own Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms. The Early American Room, situated in room 328 of the Cathedral, is alleged...

Taking steps for cystic fibrosis

Participants of the 2018 Run to Cure CF fundraiser, sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, trekked from the basement of the Cathedral of Learning to the 36th floor to raise money and awareness for cystic fibrosis research last Thursday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Zane Crowell | For The Pitt News

February 8, 2018

Members of the Run to Cure Cystic Fibrosis marathon team trek up more than 700 steps of the Cathedral of Learning every Thursday. Then they take the elevator back down and do it two or three more times. The western Pennsylvania chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a donor-funded nonprofit wo...

Pitt tests victory lights, new spotlight, prompting theories on Twitter

(Photo by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Amanda Reed / Online Engagement Editor

February 5, 2018

Although the victory lights usually only come on when Pitt wins, on Monday the lights were lit up — along with a new blue spotlight. The strange spotlight shined straight up from the top of the Cathedral of Learning, prompting some on Twitter to compare the light to the Batman signal. Pitt tur...

Holiday open house features plans for new Nationality Room

The Filipino American Association of Pittsburgh performs a traditional Filipino dance in the Cathedral of Learning during the Nationality Rooms Holiday Open House Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

By Elise Lavallee, Contributing Editor

December 4, 2017

Adorned with Christmas decorations, filled with the aroma of food and ringing with music and conversation, the Cathedral’s atmosphere matched that of a holiday bazaar. The Nationality Room and Intercultural Exchange Programs hosted their 26th annual Holiday Open House Sunday from noon to 4 p.m....

Cathedral in photos, from the basement to the top

(Photos by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

October 13, 2017

I walked into an office on the 30th floor of the Cathedral of Learning Wednesday and asked the receptionist if there was anything interesting on the floor that might make for a good picture. “No,” she said, laughing. She was right, the 30th floor is probably the most boring floor in the 42-story str...

Alumni reflect on Cathedral’s youth

Edward Murphy, pitt class of 1941, holds his diploma in hands. (Photo by Bailey Frisco | Staff Writer)

By Bailey Frisco | Staff Writer

October 13, 2017

As a child, Edward Murphy used to walk through the muddy construction site of the Cathedral of Learning on his way to Schenley Theater — the current site of Hillman Library — with his younger brother to watch movies. Murphy often wondered what the inside of the structure would look like, but he didn...

WPTS creates playlists after hectic day at Pitt

The Cathedral of Learning is reflected in a puddle outside the building after a water main broke this morning. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor

September 18, 2017

With the Cathedral flooding and Pitt students standing up to homophobia in a counter protest at Towers yesterday, our news writers had more than enough to write about. The hectic Monday inspired the new media director of WPTS, Josh Chamberlain, to create two playlists to match the mood — Cathy ...

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