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PPC’s Homecoming Laser and Fireworks show lights the night

PPC’s Homecoming Laser and Fireworks show lights the night

By Mario Cattabiani III, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Neon-colored lasers painted intricate, shifting figures — a face, then a horse, then a person dancing — against an ethereal canvas of fog. Fireworks exploded with thunderous booms. Pop hits like Jackie Chan by Post Malone and The Village People’s YMCA blared from massive speakers. This year...

Behind the scenes: PPC’s explosive homecoming tradition

Behind the scenes: PPC’s explosive homecoming tradition

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Bigelow Boulevard will briefly go completely dark at 9 o’clock Friday evening to prepare the sky for an explosive display of light and sound.

Students surf the crowds at Fall Fest

Students surf the crowds at Fall Fest

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

September 23, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, News

Students flooded Bigelow Boulevard at this year's Fall Fest, featuring several bands including Young the Giant.

Tailgating tips to add to the rivalry game experience

Tailgating tips to add to the rivalry game experience

By Joanna Li, Assistant Sports Editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

As the Pitt-Penn State game approaches this weekend, many football fans are making plans to tailgate. But, with the University's recently restrictions on tailgating, fans seem to be limited in their options. Here's how to prepare for a perfect tailgate that can be paired with the intense game to come.

Pitt Program Council gets pumped up for Fall Fest

Pitt Program Council gets pumped up for Fall Fest

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

After the Pitt Program Council put on a hit show last fall featuring iconic rappers Desiigner and Amine, PPC staff and students look forward to another fun Fall Fest.

MisterWives to headline at Bigelow Bash

MisterWives to headline at Bigelow Bash

By Salina Pressimone | Assistant News Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Pitt Program Council announced Bigelow Bash, Pitt’s annual spring concert, will feature MisterWives as the headliner band April 14. PPC tweeted the news Monday afternoon, about a month after it sealed the contract with the help of an outside agency. Zach Linn, special events director, said PPC...

Colin Jost jokes about Pitt, pot and primates

Colin Jost jokes about Pitt, pot and primates

By Briana Canady | For The Pitt News

February 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Colin Jost was both surprised and delighted to find an article about an infected lab monkey that allegedly escaped from its cage in a campus research lab as the first result on Google when he searched “University of Pittsburgh.” “That picture of the monkey in the article is definitely not the same mon...

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