The Pitt News

Staff picks: What we missed in Pittsburgh

Staff picks: What we missed in Pittsburgh

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

Polish Fest brings food and fellowship to Oakland

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

City of steel is a city of scares

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

October 30, 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

Taking steps for cystic fibrosis

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

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

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

Holiday open house features plans for new Nationality Room

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

Cathedral in photos, from the basement to the top

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

Alumni reflect on Cathedral’s youth

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

WPTS creates playlists after hectic day at Pitt

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 ...

Peduto discusses local, national politics on campus

Peduto discusses local, national politics on campus

By Kirsten Wong | Staff Writer

September 6, 2017

With the news cycle, the Trump administration is capturing most of the public’s attention, and Mayor Bill Peduto sees a path for cities to bring about change. “We are living in interesting times right now,” he said Tuesday night. “Changes that are happening in this world will happen at the ...

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper
cathedral of learning