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Xanax: an unforseen danger in college

Xanax: an unforseen danger in college

By Tim Murdoch | For The Pitt News

May 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Its thunderous footsteps can be heard the instant it decides to return from the kitchen. Approaching the worn leather couch, it loses its balance. Flailing for a moment, then collecting itself, it manages to plop down onto the cracked sofa cover, slowing sinking into the cushion with a mumbled chuckle ...

Music festivals need more focus on safety, less on security

Music festivals need more focus on safety, less on security

By Julia Aldrich | Columnist

April 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

When I walked through the security gates at Electric Zoo — a dance music festival that takes place every Labor Day weekend in New York City — in 2015, there was a noticeable nervous vibe in the air. Police walked dogs up and down the aisles of festival-goers waiting to enter the grounds, as sec...

The War on Drugs gives Altar Bar some Rock ‘n’ Roll

The War on Drugs gives Altar Bar some Rock ‘n’ Roll

By Jack Trainor / Staff Writer

March 24, 2014


Filed under Archives

While waiting concert-goers stood in line outside the Altar Bar on Saturday, a man stopped his car in the middle of the road and asked the crowd who this band, The War on Drugs, was and if they were any good. “Really good,” someone answered. “It’s rock ‘n’ roll!” Rising Philadelphia band ...

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