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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.
Kanye West performs at The Museum of Modern Arts 2011 Party in the Garden benefit.

Opinion | You’re saved, ‘Donda’ is not a satanic ritual

By Jessica Snyder, For The Pitt News September 14, 2021
West’s listening party for “Donda” wasn’t anything close to a satanic ritual, but an abstract work of performance art that popular culture sensationalized because of his status and reputation.
Lil Nas X poses for a portrait at Cactus Cube Studio on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in West Hollywood, Calif.

Opinion | Top 10 things more offensive than ‘Montero’

By Alex Dolinger, Senior Staff Columnist April 23, 2021
If a cool music video has you worried for your children, I suggest you take a walk in someone else’s pentagram-emblazoned shoes.
Opinion | Record labels need to help not hurt artists

Opinion | Record labels need to help not hurt artists

By Rachel Soloff, Senior Staff Columnist February 22, 2021
The recording industry preys on young artists and forces them to sign unfair contracts instead of helping their careers succeed.
“After Hours” album cover.

Sex, drugs and R&B: The Weeknd recreates earlier sounds with ’80s-inspired ‘After Hours’

By Elise Lavallee, Contributing Editor March 24, 2020
“After Hours” has more hits than misses, with something for everyone and every mood, sliding effortlessly between upbeat and slower emotional tracks.
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