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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Christmas trees in Schenley Plaza.

‘Christmas Day at Pitt’ gathers community for free meals, clothes and gifts

By Spencer Levering, Senior Staff Writer December 8, 2023

From holiday decorations to songs from the Salvation Army’s band, Gabby DeMarchi said during Christmas Day at Pitt, “the spirit is there.” “Towers and The Eatery are kind of turned into a little...

Whoville: A Grinch-Themed Pop-up Bar at the Hilton Garden Inn on Forbes on Saturday.

Whoville pop-up bar brings ‘The Grinch’ to Oakland

By Punya Bhasin, Contributing Editor December 6, 2022
With shiny ornaments and glistening snowflakes, the holidays are here in Oakland, and the Whoville pop-up bar wants to provide some Christmas spirits — literally.
Editorial | It’s November, not Christmas

Editorial | It’s November, not Christmas

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 11, 2022
November is way too early to begin Christmas celebrations — don’t forget about Thanksgiving!
The UPMC Rink at PPG Place.

Beat end-of-semester stress with Pittsburgh holiday markets and activities

By Sarah Demchak, Staff Writer December 1, 2021
The holiday season has begun, along with the end-of-semester study cramming sessions. Take a break from school stress and partake in some holiday fun during these last few weeks on campus.
Coach Capel questions a foul.

Capel tries to keep program human amidst pandemic basketball

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor December 7, 2020
The question: “Is it difficult for players and coaches to be so focused on basketball right now, at a time when most people — college students in particular — are at home relaxing and celebrating the holidays?” The answer: yes.
Opinion | Thanksgiving not needed before getting into the holiday spirit

Opinion | Thanksgiving not needed before getting into the holiday spirit

By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist November 18, 2019
Thanksgiving as a “you can now listen to holiday music” rite of passage is pointless, and considering how few people in the world actually celebrate Thanksgiving, it doesn’t make sense, either.
(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Christmas consumerism doesn’t make for war

By Noah Manalo | For The Pitt News December 8, 2017

It’s not truly Christmastime in my family until we’re forced out into the cold for an impromptu caroling session around the neighborhood. Afterward, we’ll drive Downtown for an evening of ice-skating...

 Christmas trees in Schenley Plaza are lit up at night during the holiday season. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

Students contend with Christmas

By Rose Luder | Staff Writer December 8, 2017

The Cathedral of Learning is adorned with tinsel and stringed lights, Schenley Plaza is lined with luminescent Christmas trees and holiday songs can be heard in almost every building on campus. For...

(Illustration by Garrett Aguilar | Staff Illustrator)

Christmas: the most wonderful two months of the year

By Alexis Buncich | For The Pitt News November 15, 2017

Based on my friends’ Snapchats, the last moments before the Christmas season ended the night of Halloween. Everyone was still getting into their Halloween candy when suddenly, the clock struck midnight...

Maddy Kameny | Staff Illustrator

Christmastime revives jazz legends

By Marlo Safi / Columnist December 3, 2015

Everywhere from the Macy’s shoe department to the gentleman who sits outside Rite Aid on Forbes with his radio, people are spreading holiday cheer. Yet, a large section of our generation meets these...

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