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Pitt students perform during a dress rehearsal for The Nutcracker presented by the Ballet Club at Pitt in Bellefield Hall.

Pitt Ballet Club brings holiday classic “The Nutcracker” to Bellefield Hall

By Daniella Levick, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

Family and friends filed into Bellefield Hall’s cozy auditorium, making it swell with anticipation and excitement. When the lights dimmed and the ballet’s iconic soundtrack burst from the speakers,...

Pitt’s Handbell Ensemble performs this Saturday in the William Pitt Union.

Pitt’s handbell ensemble rings in the holiday cheer with winter concert

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer December 5, 2023

Enchanting melodies echoed through the halls of the William Pitt Union, beckoning guests to the lower lounge where the spirit of the season lingered in the air. On the cold evening of Dec. 2, Pitt’s...

A table at the Día de los Muertos event in the Posvar Global Hub on Wednesday.

Global Hub and student groups host Día de los Muertos celebration

By Trinity Foster, Senior Staff Writer November 2, 2023

Contrasting the blues, grays and whites of the Global Hub in Posvar Hall is an ofrenda, or traditional offering place for the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, Spanish for “Day of the Dead.” Bursting...

Holiday activities to distract you from finals stress

Holiday activities to distract you from finals stress

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer December 6, 2022
Though finals season is quickly approaching, there are still many holiday activities that students can participate in to help them destress and enjoy festive events before winter break. Here is a short list of some festive activities for students to explore.
Editorial | All religious holidays deserve equal recognition

Editorial | All religious holidays deserve equal recognition

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 17, 2022
Although the United States was founded in part on the basis of religious freedom, all religions — and therefore their holidays — are often not treated equally.
Islamic community comes together to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Islamic community comes together to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer June 20, 2018

As the sun rose upon Schenley Park on Friday, the park filled with hundreds ready to pray and celebrate. Children played at the petting zoo and three colorful bounce houses, and got their faces painted...

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial held their annual Memorial Day Celebration offering activities like face painting and bounce houses while attendees and veterans paid their respects to soldiers. (Photo by Sam Weber | Staff Writer)

Soldiers and Sailors celebrates Memorial Day

By Sam Weber | Staff Writer May 29, 2018

Butler-local Tom McKay, an ex-Marine, stood outside Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall on Monday to experience the museum’s annual celebration for the first time. He described the day as a “sweeping...

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

Column: Feeding you the truth about Thanksgiving

By Jaime Viens / Contributing Editor November 20, 2017

Each year we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November — we eat turkey, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes to commemorate the 1621 feast at which Pilgrims and Wampanoags peacefully gathered...

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