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‘Pitt in London’: Fan-filled adventure

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

When the whole world collides: global music hits the charts

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)
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...

Editorial: Paradise Papers demand transparent tax reform

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

Respect Catalan referendum, for democracy’s sake

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)
October 12, 2017

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...

Students talk cultural beauty perceptions

(Illustration by Garrett Aguilar | Staff Illustrator)
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

September 21, 2017

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...

Maduro vs the world: Venezuela’s hopeless crisis

Venezuela is in dire situation under President Nicolas Maduro. (Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)
September 19, 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...

Scared to study abroad? Do it anyway

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)
September 12, 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...

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

Pitt News file photo.
October 9, 2015

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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