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Pitt figure skating spins into 2018 competition season

Jenna Teplitzky, a sophomore history and theater arts major, practices jumps at the Pitt Figure Skating club’s practice Tuesday morning. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor)
October 17, 2018
The Pitt figure skating team is gearing up for its first competition at New York University in November — but just two years ago, there was no team at all.

QC Pitt brings magic to campus Muggles

The Pitt Quidditch Club holds a practice game at the Charles L. Cost Sports Center in February 2016. (TPN file photo)
August 26, 2018
QC Pitt, the campus club quidditch team, is very real — and preparing to soar to its first Quidditch World Cup in several years. QC Pitt’s origins stem from several students’ discovery of the sport on YouTube in 2008.

Musical Theatre Club gears up for Legally Blonde

Pitt students rehearse for the Musical Theatre Club’s production of “Legally Blonde” Thursday in the Charity Randall Theatre. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)
April 11, 2018

Chloe Torrence circled a group of actors and singers onstage at the Charity Randall Theatre, kicking off her normal weeknight routine. “Starting tonight, you cannot call ‘line’ anymore,” Torrence...

Pastels and paints: ARTificial club provides students with creative outlet

Students meet Wednesday nights in the Center for Creativity as part of the ARTificial club. (Photo by Betty Shen | Staff Photographer)
November 9, 2017

The silence of creative focus cuts short sounds of laughter and chatter as students begin to paint abstract designs with vibrant yellow and pink acrylics on large, white canvases. ARTificial — the...

Students put fresh spin on Asian pop

Members of FRESA recreated a South Korean pop music video outside of the Stephen Foster Memorial Museum (Screenshot via FRESA YouTube Channel)
August 31, 2017

Lynn Urbina still remembers the first music video that hooked her on K-pop — “Sherlock,” by the popular group SHINee. She was struck not just by the music video’s aesthetic — which featured...

Finding your place as a transfer student

Saket Rajprohat found his place at Pitt through FORGE, a student group involved with refugee awareness. Here, immigrants share their stories with a group of students in April at a FORGE event.  (Photo by Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer)
August 22, 2017

It was a cold and snowy January day. With my backpack and suitcases heavier than they seemed leaving home, I stepped into my new dorm. I was excited to finally be at Pitt. After my short and easy semester...

Pitt club raises awareness for animal welfare

Sarah was a vegetarian for most of her life, but became a vegan when she began college in Fall 2015. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)
August 21, 2017

No meat, cheese, wool or ivory-keyed pianos — basically nothing that comes from or is made from an animal. That’s what Pitt’s animal wellness club preaches on campus. Panthers for Animal Welfare...

Editorial: Pitt listens, but only when it’s easy

Students gather outside the $13.2 million Pitt Sports Dome for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
May 9, 2017

It was a sunny day in April, the grand opening of the University of Pittsburgh’s new sports dome. Pitt is rightly proud of this achievement that addresses a pressing need for a game and practice facility...

Pitt Progressives aims to fill gap in the left

Kenyatta Bundy performs a poem he wrote during the Pitt Progressives' open mic night in Nordy's Place on March 29. Elaina Zachos | Senior Staff Photographer
April 11, 2017

Becca Tasker, a junior majoring in anthropology, first started researching civil rights in middle school. She had learned about the murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African American boy who was...

Making memories: Pitt students paint portraits for underprivileged children

Jill McDonnell painted Laura Andrea, a girl from Bolivia whose favorite color is pink. Courtesy of Jill McDonnell
April 10, 2017

Jill McDonnell surveyed a set of portrait pictures laid out on a Hillman Library table and picked her next art subject based on their name and favorite color — the only information provided with the...

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