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Fandom culture thrives in Pittsburgh

Phantom of the Attic Comics on South Craig Street.

By Isabella Colaianni, For The Pitt News

July 17, 2019

As one of the major cities in the country with over 300,000 who call it home, Pittsburgh’s fandom culture is incredibly diverse. These fandoms are celebrated in several ways — reading comics, participating in cosplay, watching films and attending comic cons.

In Pa. football fandom, know where to draw the line

Residents on Atwood Street hung a sign that draws a reference between Penn State’s sex abuse scandal with Jerry Sandusky and the more recent sex abuse scandal with the Catholic Dioceses in Pennsylvania.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 6, 2018

In recent years, the Pitt-Penn State rivalry has devolved from a lively competitive spirit to pettiness, irrationality and antagonism on both sides.

When fans turn toxic: the Szechuan sauce riots

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

By Thomas Wick | Columnist

October 19, 2017

Hundreds of people stood last weekend outside a big business to protest. They raised their fists, chanted at the representatives and demanded they provide for them. What were these people so furious about? A 19-year-old sauce for McDonald's Corp. chicken nuggets. “Rick and Morty” made headlines with McD...

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