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A Pittsburgh kid’s tribute to Mac Miller

A memorial for Pittsburgh musician Mac Miller at Blue Slide Park in September 2018.

By Isabella Colaianni, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

My friends and I spent our free time bonding over our love of Mac's music. We rode our bikes while listening to “Knock Knock,” played basketball at the local playground with “Smile Back” and hung out on the front porch cracking jokes and making weekend plans to “Senior Skip Day.” His songs about being a kid in Pittsburgh were fun and relatable, and they made me feel free from the responsibilities and woes of growing up.

Photos: Mac Miller vigil in Blue Slide Park

Photos: Mac Miller vigil in Blue Slide Park

By The Pitt News Visual Staff

September 12, 2018

Hundreds of people gathered at Blue Slide Park in Squirrel Hill Tuesday evening for a vigil honoring Pittsburgh-native rap artist Mac Miller. Miller, 26, passed away Sept. 7 from a suspected drug overdose. [Read the full article here] Knox Coulter | Staff Photographer Knox Coulter | Staff Photogra...

Opioid memorial brings attention to epidemic

Mayor Bill Peduto (left) speaks with Michelle Lynam and her daughter Kimberly Lawther (right), as former Pitt Chancellor mark Nordenberg greets other guests behind them. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues and Salina Pressimone | News Editors

January 30, 2018

Covered in 22,000 small white pills, each engraved with the face of an opioid overdose victim, the opioid memorial stood behind Monday afternoon’s speakers. Their solemn voices drifted out to an audience who sat listening in silence for the many young lives lost. The press event marked the beginning of the ...

Pitt students, professors respond to Stephen Foster statue

The controversial statue is located in Schenley Park and next to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Visual Editor)

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

August 31, 2017

When Laurence Glasco traveled to China in 1989, a Chinese band played for the group of visiting Americans and struck up a medley of Stephen Foster songs. “I said to them, ‘Gee, you know, you don’t really hear Stephen Foster songs anymore in America,’” Glasco said. “They were just dumbfou...

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