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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

The “Garden Railroad: Pennsylvania Through the Four Seasons” exhibit sits on display in Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in January.

‘Choo choo!’ Garden railroad display delights visitors young and old at Phipps

By Livia Daggett, Contributing Editor January 30, 2024

Most visitors come to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for its collection of exotic plants and seasonal outdoor botanical garden. But when they round the corner of the gallery room from October...

A Pittsburgh-inspired gown on display at the entrance of the  “Flowers Meet Fashion: Inspired by Billy Porter exhibit at Phipps Conservatory.

Photos: ‘Flowers meet Fashion’ at Billy Porter-inspired exhibit at Phipps Conservatory

By Kaylee Uribe, Staff Photographer June 13, 2023
Phipps Conservatory’s latest exhibit titled “Flowers Meet Fashion” brings together runway designs and plants. Inspired by actor Billy Porter the exhibit opened on May 6 and will run through June 25.
Orchids at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on Friday.

Phipps shows off orchids, bonsai trees in new ‘Ocean of Color’ exhibit

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer January 24, 2022
The new “Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: An Ocean of Color” exhibit at Phipps, which will run through March 6, features a variety of orchid displays, as well as an intricate collection of tropical bonsais.
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum on Fifth Avenue in Oakland.

Pittsburgh museums students should see before they graduate

By Katelyn Kruszewski, For The Pitt News November 8, 2021
There are multiple museums in the Pittsburgh area that students, faculty and staff can enjoy for free with a valid Pitt ID.
Protesters gather at the Columbus statue, now covered, Monday evening.

‘Feeling of hope’ on Indigenous Peoples’ Day as City prepares Columbus statue removal

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor October 13, 2020
As a child, Miguel Sague III often walked by the Christopher Columbus statue near Phipps Conservatory and wondered why a man who killed his ancestors had a monument. Sague, who was born and raised in Pittsburgh, is a member of the Taíno people — the first Indigenous group that Christopher Columbus encountered on his expedition in 1492.
The Phipps Conservatory will have its “Orchid and Tropical Bonsai show: Out of the World” from Jan. 18 to March 8.

From Phipps to the Carnegie Museum of Art: all the culture new to Pitt in 2020

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor January 6, 2020
As the spring semester begins and classes resume, finding something to do is a challenge for many in the dreary, often cold and wet weather in the Pittsburgh wintertime.
Chef Kaufmann teaches a tomato and garlic-themed cooking class in Phipps Conservatory Sunday evening. (Photo by Sam Weber | Contributing Writer)

Cooking at the conservatory: Phipps offers cooking classes

By Sam Weber, Staff Writer August 27, 2018
Phipps Conservatory has always offered its beautiful gardens to the public, but recently added a new attraction — cooking lessons. Throughout this culinary arts course, local chefs teach students about different cuisines to empower students to find their own talents in the kitchen.
Graphic by Christian Snyder | Editor-in-Chief

Free for students: Art, exercise, buses and more!

By The Pitt News Staff May 30, 2018

One of the best perks of being a student at Pitt is the Panther Card. In addition to all of the traditional purposes a student ID serves, like holding dining passes, granting access to dorms and registering...

Ashley Cecil’s work is intended to raise awareness about the issue of bird window collisions and offer a solution. Her window film, which is used to cover windows to prevent bird collisions, is sold in the Phipps Conservatory gift shop. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

Ashley Cecil displays ‘Birds and Botany’ at Phipps Conservatory

By Emma Maurice | Staff Writer January 30, 2018

Just inside Phipps Conservatory, Ashley Cecil has created the illusion of Springtime in the midst of a harsh Pittsburgh winter — blooming flowers and songbirds rest on bright yellow backdrops along the...

(Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Poetry: Phipps Conservatory

By Maggie Koontz | Columnist January 26, 2018

My lover is like a cactus. His prickly spines deter others. He lives in the dry desert room, surrounded by sand, under the hot sun. I wish I could visit him, but I am planted in a different room. I am...

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