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Former Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is of Samoan descent.

Symposium shines light on football, culture in Samoa

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer September 24, 2019
Several speakers — including Theodora Polamalu and assistant associate AD Penny Semaia — discussed the culture and football prowess of American Samoa.
Two fake Facebook events that caught on among Pitt students.

Face-to-face with fake Facebook events

By Amanda Reed / Senior Staff Writer November 16, 2017

I showed up to the Facebook event, “Offer a Slurpee Up to the Old 7-Eleven Site,” Nov. 11 in the hope of finding the 360 people who said they were interested in attending — but I was the only one...

Phipps Conservatory's orchid show a display of floral obsession

Phipps Conservatory’s orchid show a display of floral obsession

By Amanda Ford / Staff Writer January 28, 2014

Phipps Conservatory’s master gardener, Dave Buresch, talks about orchids as one would a lover. He speaks in complex soliloquies about their personalities, delicate beauty and the specific but simple...

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