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Asian-American film festival comes back to PGH

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor September 6, 2017

In an age when the United States prides itself on diversity but is plagued with racism, it’s important to support arts from all different cultures. Opportunities to do just this are everywhere, as long...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

“Rick and Morty” fan base flourishes as millennials continue to embrace dark humor

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor September 4, 2017

“Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody’s going to die. Come watch TV.” Morty Smith says this to his sister Summer in season one, episode eight of “Rick and Morty,” referencing...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Bicycles, buses and cars: why students commute to campus

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor August 29, 2017

With playlists and podcasts downloaded for the commute, roughly 800 undergraduate Pitt students make their daily trek to campus, whether it be from as near as Bloomfield or as far as the South Hills. I...

John Brashear found a love for astronomy after he glimpsed at the moon for the first time at age nine. (Photo via the University of Pittsburgh)

Retro Oakland: Learning about our university’s leaders

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor August 27, 2017

Although Pitt students today have grown accustomed to a chancellor who takes selfies with each upcoming class and tweets regularly, past leaders of Pitt had different approaches to interacting with students. There...

Langley Hall after an explosion in 1977. (Photos via ULS Archives)

Retro Oakland: taking a look at Pitt campus buildings

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor August 21, 2017

Students walk down Fifth and Ruskin Avenues and pass Langley Hall every day, but many have no idea that two people died in an explosion in that very building about 40 years ago. In The Pitt News’...

Hello Bistros cuisine features a variety of salads and burgers. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

Staff picks: cheap eats in Oakland

By TPN Staff August 21, 2017

With Red Oak Cafe’s closure, Pitt students could go hungry come fall. But here at The Pitt News, we won’t let that happen. There are plenty of restaurants in Oakland to choose from — you just need...

Pitt News Staff chose their favorite books and podcasts. (Photos via Flickr)

Podcasts and prose: TPN’s entertainment picks for the summer

By TPN Staff July 19, 2017

When we’re not busy writing, some of us at The Pitt News try to find time to read a book or listen to a podcast. Here are suggestions to kick back with and enjoy before classes resume in a few short...

Pitt students hold up the balloon as it is being inflated by Lou Coban, an Electronics Technician at the Allegheny Observatory. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

An unparalled syzygy: Pitt team launches test balloon to prepare for eclipse

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor July 18, 2017

After an intense downpour the morning of the test launch, the dark clouds parted, uncovering a bright blue sky just in time for the Pitt Shadow Bandits to release their research balloon to float up to...

Several members of 4th River Music Collective, a street folk group, perform in front of the Wyndham Hotel at the Three Rivers Arts Festival on Saturday. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

GALLERY: Three Rivers Arts Festival

By The Pitt News Staff June 4, 2017

The annual Three Rivers Arts Festival is a free 10-day arts festival downtown which features a variety of food and art vendors as well as an eclectic selection of musical performers.

(Photo Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh Library Archives)

GALLERY: Retro Oakland: taking a look at Oakland’s past

By The Pitt News Staff May 29, 2017

From the Great Fire of 1845 that destroyed all of Pitt’s buildings to the demolition of Forbes Field to the 2017 removal of asbestos in the Hillman Library, Pitt has had a tumultuous past. And as...

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