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A total of 7,053 dog tags were strung across the entrance to Soldiers & Sailors starting Sept. 2 and will be up through the end of the month. The dog tags represent American lives lost in the past two decades from conflict overseas after the 9/11 attacks.

Soldiers & Sailors honors lives lost since 9/11 with dog tag memorial

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer September 13, 2021
Soldiers & Sailors strung 7,053 dog tags across the entrance to the building, in an exhibit which started Sept. 2 and will be up through the end of the month.
A memorial for Pittsburgh musician Mac Miller at Blue Slide Park in September 2018.

A Pittsburgh kid’s tribute to Mac Miller

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...

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)

Opioid memorial brings attention to epidemic

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...

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

Pitt students, professors respond to Stephen Foster statue

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...

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