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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

A view of Downtown, Pittsburgh.

Backyard at 8th & Penn expands art and music events through September with JazzLive

By Renee Dubaich, Staff Writer September 15, 2022
At the intersection of 8th Street and Penn Avenue, people gather at a new green space featuring free music, activities and food. The Backyard is a calm, laid-back environment amongst the industrial city for people of all ages to come together, relax and enjoy until September 27.
A Be A Good Neighbor Block Party in South Oakland in fall 2021.

Pitt’s Be A Good Neighbor Block Party fosters new connections for Oakland community

By Serena Garcia, Staff Writer September 13, 2022
Pitt’s Office of Campus Engagement hosted its second block party of the year on 234 N. Dithridge St. in North Oakland on Tuesday evening.
People line up for food at A Soulful Taste of the Burgh, an annual soul food and music festival, in Market Square on Saturday.

A Soulful Taste of the Burgh festival returns to support Black-owned businesses

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer September 5, 2022
More than 50 Black-owned small businesses selling products such as clothing and body butter lined the street this weekend to kick into gear A Soulful Taste of the Burgh, an annual soul food and music festival meant to spotlight local Black business owners.
Yung Gravy, left, and Sheri Nicole at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in New Jersey on Sunday.

Pitt Program Council announces Yung Gravy as Fall Fest headliner

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor August 28, 2022
Pitt Program Council announced on Instagram Sunday night that Yung Gravy, a chart-topping rapper, will headline at this year’s Fall Fest. Pitt’s annual fall concert will take place on Oct. 16.
Editorial | 7 Bigelow Bash performances we want to see

Editorial | 7 Bigelow Bash performances we want to see

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 10, 2022
Bigelow Bash is Pitt’s annual spring concert. Sunday was the 2022 celebration, where Flo Milli starred as the main act. Here are The Pitt News Editorial Board’s suggested performers for years to come.
Zachary Fields, left, and Edie Fields, co-hosts of South x South Oakland, sit in the WPTS radio station.

WPTS Radio curates a welcoming environment at Pitt

By Arianna Rios, For The Pitt News February 18, 2022
WPTS is Pitt’s on-campus radio station founded in 1984, and is considered an “all hands on deck” student-run organization by the station’s managers. Students and community members can tune in to the station at 92.1 FM or on iHeartRadio.
Opinion | Listening to sad music isn’t bad for you, it’s actually healthy

Opinion | Listening to sad music isn’t bad for you, it’s actually healthy

By Sarah Liez, Staff Columnist November 15, 2021
Sad music does not — as many people believe — make you feel worse. In actuality, it can help you feel better.
Collab Column | Music can change lives

Collab Column | Music can change lives

By The Pitt News Staff October 1, 2021
Even if sad songs can seem like the epitome of self-wallowing, and the furthest from a dance tune as you could possibly get, they can create a sense of community.
Opinion | Art doesn’t have to be miserable to be good

Opinion | Art doesn’t have to be miserable to be good

By Anna Fischer, For The Pitt News September 27, 2021
No matter how many different emotions we have, humans are perpetually drawn to sad art. But art doesn’t have to be miserable to be good, folks.
Opinion | Mainstream pop is ruining great songs

Opinion | Mainstream pop is ruining great songs

By Sarah Liez, For The Pitt News September 19, 2021
Music today has been warped by the industry to make it more attractive to the most people possible.
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