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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

Members of ASA perform during the annual cultural fair on Sunday in the William Pitt Union.

ASA Culture Fair features hip hop dancing, taekwondo and more

By James Paul, Staff Writer February 6, 2023
Fashion, food and dancing filled the WPU Assembly Room at this year's Asian Student Alliance Culture Fair on Sunday night. Students presented gems from their cultures, bringing it all together in a joint fashion show.
Dancers perform during the Slovak Festival in the Cathedral of Learning on Sunday.

‘I felt like I was at my grandma’s house’: Pitt’s Slovak Heritage Festival honors traditions for a new generation

By Trinity Foster, Staff Writer November 8, 2022
The Cathedral of Learning Common Room was alive with folk music, dancing and laughter during Pitt’s 32nd annual Slovak Heritage Festival on Sunday.
Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville.

Row House Cinema hosts Polish Film Festival for the first time

By Aoqin Yan, Staff Writer November 2, 2022
The Polish Film Festival is taking place at Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville Tuesday to Friday. The festival presents five Polish films, “Never Gonna Snow Again,” “EO,” “Sonata,” “The Double Life of Véronique” and “Europa Europa.”
Members of the Japanese Student Association at Pitt pose for a group photo during their Bunkasai in the William Pitt Union on Saturday.

JSA’s Bunkasai celebration educates students about Japanese culture

By Serena Garcia, Staff Writer October 30, 2022
Pitt’s Japanese Student Association hosted their annual Bunkasai event in the William Pitt Union Saturday, with about 100 people in attendance.
A culture table at the East European Festival in the Cathedral of Learning on Sunday.

East European Festival celebrates cultural diversity with fashion, music and more

By Nicholas Simila, Staff Writer October 16, 2022
Pitt’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies held a festival Sunday in the Cathedral of Learning, which featured vendors, educators and advocates with roots from nearly every country in eastern Europe.
Jessica McKenzie, culture editor.

Meet the editors: Culture

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor August 29, 2022
There’s nothing quite like Pittsburgh’s culture, and nobody knows that better than the culture desk at The Pitt News. We write about what sets our City and University apart 一 tightly-knit communities in the worlds of visual art, food, film, creative writing and more.
Opinion | Online call-out culture cancels real activism

Opinion | Online call-out culture cancels real activism

By Leah Mensch, For The Pitt News January 25, 2019

Whether he is praised or criticized, the president is known for his tweeting. Donald Trump is not the only American who utilizes social media platforms to express political viewpoints, though.The second...

The Indian government monitors the Andaman Islands territories, including North Sentinel Island (pictured), home to the Sentinelese tribe, one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes that has little to no contact with outside populations.

Opinion | Missionary training endangers other cultures

By Kim Rooney, Contributing Editor January 9, 2019
Missionaries must respect the histories of other peoples and see their languages as more than gibberish. Failure to do so would only reinforce dehumanizing attitudes toward other cultures.
Sarah Connor enjoys being a Pittsburgh native while posing on the North Shore in front of iconic Pittsburgh bridges. (Photo courtesy of Chloe Yoder)

Not just a sports city: Pittsburgh culture is hidden but vibrant

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor May 30, 2018

I grew up in a small town about 25 miles outside of the City — near the Pittsburgh International Airport — called Moon Township. It was common for people from my town to attend schools in and around...

Senior Callie Frey is the only American-born player on Pitt’s women’s tennis team. (Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

Cultures come together on Pitt’s tennis team

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer April 3, 2018

A quick glance at the men’s top 10 world tennis rankings reveals that no two players share the same country of origin. The same can be said for the top eight women in the world — an unusual trend considering...

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