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Al Primack celebrates pi year-round

Al Primack currently teaches rhetorical process and mass communication process classes at Pitt.

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

Al Primack, Pitt doctoral student and TA, memorized 100 digits of pi for a cultural artifact speech back in college. Eight years later, he recites those same digits to his students at the start of every semester. But other than pi, he said, his memory is actually pretty dismal.

It’s Pi Day, again. And no one cares, again — except some.

(Illustration by Abigail Katz | Staff Illustrator)

By Neena Hagen, Columnist

March 14, 2018

Growing up, every child has their favorite holiday. Maybe it’s Halloween — dressing up in frightening costumes, parading around the neighborhood to collect bite-sized goodies from generous neighbors. For many more, it’s Christmas, a day characterized by torn-apart, decorated wrapping paper and exciti...

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