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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A map of the cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny from 1872 showing the new arrangement of wards.

‘Complicated’: Series discusses meaning behind place names

By Renee Dubaich, Staff Writer March 24, 2022
Ruth Mostern, an associate professor of history and director at the World History Center, said we can start to look at the world differently once we start recognizing the meaning behind place names — the labels that we give to specific locations that are meaningingful to us.
An ofrenda for Día de los Muertos and Día de los Santos set up by Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies in Posvar Hall’s Global Hub on Friday. The ofrenda will stay up until Nov. 3.

CLAS celebrates Día De los Muertos in Global Hub

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer October 31, 2021
Vibrantly colored and intricately designed “papeles picados” swayed in the air above an ornately decorated table — adorned with yellow and orange marigolds, string lights, photos and monarch butterflies in Posvar’s Global Hub on Friday.
Students dance to the band Karibe Son in front of the William Pitt Union on Saturday night at the annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival hosted by Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies. The festival included live music, business stands and free tacos.

Latin American and Caribbean Festival takes over front of WPU

By Jessica McKenzie, Senior Staff Writer October 4, 2021
Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies hosted its annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival on Saturday, offering live music, food raffles and vendors for students to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
First-year Mia Moore poses in face paint and traditional dress at the kickoff to Hispanic Heritage Month.

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off with celebration of Latinx culture

By Jade Chang, For The Pitt News September 15, 2019
On the William Pitt Union lawn, two girls with bottles of red, green, yellow, white and black face paint carefully brushed a Mexican flag onto a male Pitt student’s cheek as they tried to keep from laughing. Others bobbed their heads to Spanish pop music playing on the speakers.
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