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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

Visitors can climb the towers of Caernarfon castle that sit atop the medieval fortress located in north-west Wales.

‘Pitt in London’: Fan-filled adventure

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer January 16, 2019

I have harbored a deep love and appreciation for the U.K. since I was a child. I developed a passion for Arthurian myths and legends, and British film, television and book series like Peter Pan, Sherlock...

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

When the whole world collides: global music hits the charts

By Levko Karmazyn | Columnist November 8, 2017

If you turned on your car radio during the summer of 2016, chances are you came under the influence of the tropical pulse of Drake’s “One Dance.” As the first song to hit one billion plays on...

New published reports are showing how some corporations, like Apple, lowered their tax bills. (Dreamstime)

Editorial: Paradise Papers demand transparent tax reform

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 8, 2017

What do Nike, George Soros, Facebook, Queen Elizabeth II, Apple, Bono and the Kremlin have in common? Their allegedly evasive financial maneuvers were exposed Nov. 5 in a massive project called the...

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

Respect Catalan referendum, for democracy’s sake

Voters tried to take to the polls in Catalonia Oct. 1 for a landmark independence referendum in the Spanish autonomous community — but the day ended in chaos. Spanish police brought in from outside Catalonia...

(Illustration by Garrett Aguilar | Staff Illustrator)

Students talk cultural beauty perceptions

By Bailey Frisco | For The Pitt News October 2, 2017

Maria Beniaminova said many Americans have an interest in big butts that people in her home country of Russia would find peculiar. “There is a small population [in Russia] that is into curvier women,...

Mexico rescues continue; death toll reaches at least 274

Scenes of desolation and rejoicing unspooled Thursday at the sites of buildings crumbled by Mexico's deadly earthquake, which killed at least 274 people and galvanized heroic efforts to reach those trapped. But...

Venezuela is in dire situation under President Nicolas Maduro. (Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Maduro vs the world: Venezuela’s hopeless crisis

By Saket Rajprohat | Senior Columnist September 20, 2017

The streets are filled with protesters. The shelves at grocery stores are empty, and pockets are even emptier. Right now, Venezuela looks bleak — and Veronica, a Venezuelan immigrant living in Pittsburgh...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Scared to study abroad? Do it anyway

By Sarah Shearer | For The Pitt News September 13, 2017

I was in the candy aisle of a bookstall April 19 when I first heard the emergency alarms and looked up to see the main concourse of London Euston Train Station in a dark frenzy. I grabbed my bag, shuffled...

Pitt News file photo.

False advertising: foreign students’ perceptions of Homecoming not always reality

Homecoming week is meant to generate school pride, but for international students familiar with American stereotypes, it can end in disillusion. American universities’ homecomings continue many of...

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