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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

Members of the Pitt Dance team perform during the Pitt Program Council’s annual bonfire and pep rally Tuesday night.

PPC spreads football hype during annual bonfire and pep rally

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor August 31, 2022
Pitt Program Council hosted their annual bonfire and pep rally Tuesday night on the Cathedral Lawn in anticipation for Thursday’s Pitt v. WVU football game.
A Pitt student gets “Pitt” airbrushed on their arm at Saturday’s Welcome Back Bash.

Welcome Back Bash offers music, activities for students

By Lynnette Tibbott, Staff Writer August 28, 2022
Students gathered on Schenley Drive to celebrate the first in-person start of a school year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic with a bouncy castle, laser tag, rock climbing wall, a photobooth and more.
Connor Franta in the William Pitt Union Tuesday night.

Connor Franta talks YouTube career, creative endeavors at PPC event

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer April 19, 2022
About 300 students gathered Tuesday night in the William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room as Pitt Program Council hosted Connor Franta, an award-winning author, content creator and entrepreneur, to talk and interact with the audience.
Hundreds of students, some equipped with tents, line up outside of the WPU Monday evening to purchase ACC Football Championship tickets, transportation and lodging.

Pitt students camp outside WPU for ACC Championship Game tickets

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer November 30, 2021
Pitt students camped outside of the William Pitt Union overnight on Monday night, hoping to secure discounted tickets, transportation and lodging for Saturday’s ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, North Caroline.
Pitt Program Council’s annual Fall Fest starts on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Schenley Plaza. Pitt undergraduate students enter free and can expect music, food and fun activities.

PPC’s Fall Fest to feature Lauv, food trucks and more

By Sarah Demchak, For The Pitt News October 7, 2021
Live music, dancing and food trucks — it is Pitt Program Council's first in-person Fall Fest since 2019. Pitt students can expect a Saturday afternoon filled with all the fun activities they have been missing out on for the past two years.
Ben Crump, a civil rights lawyer, spoke at a Pitt Program Council event Tuesday night at the William Pitt Union.

‘Better world for our children’: Crump discusses injustice in America

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer October 6, 2021
Pitt Program Council and the Black Action Society hosted civil rights lawyer Ben Crump on Tuesday night at the William Pitt Union. Crump discussed the difficulties Black people face in America and the ways people need to demand justice.
Dionysus members Myles Naylor and Christian Ryan close the night at Battle of the Bands.

Student rock band Dionysus wins Battle of the Bands

By Darin Fields, Staff Writer September 30, 2021
The opportunity to perform is not one musicians take lightly. Pitt-based new age rock band Dionysus will get the opportunity to share their music at Fall Fest after winning Pitt Program Council’s Battle of the Bands on Wednesday night.
Pitt Program Council announced that Lauv, an American pop artist, will headline this year’s Fall Fest. Students can attend Fall Fest on Oct. 10 starting at 1 p.m. on Schenley Drive. Pictured is the 2018 Bigelow Bash, the former name of Fall Fest.

Pitt Program Council announces Lauv as Fall Fest headliner

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor September 21, 2021
Fall Fest is returning in person this year, and after a year and a half of virtual events, students can finally get the full on-campus concert experience — dancing in a crowd with friends and listening to some blasting bass from this year’s headliner, Lauv.
Keke Palmer spoke at a Zoom event Monday about her identity as an artist, activist and Black woman in the entertainment industry for Black History Month, sponsored by Pitt Program Council and Black Action Society.

Keke Palmer discusses stardom, sexism and Black Lives Matter at virtual event

By Sona Sharma, Staff Writer February 24, 2021
Palmer brought her talents to Pitt on Monday to discuss her identity as an artist, activist and Black woman in the entertainment industry in a Zoom event for Black History Month, sponsored by Pitt Program Council and Black Action Society.
‘A different lifestyle’: Students navigate a semester at home

‘A different lifestyle’: Students navigate a semester at home

By Elizabeth Primrose, For The Pitt News October 14, 2020
Some students, such as Nish Rajkanth, are currently living in their childhood bedrooms rather than a cramped dorm room. Rajkanth, who is currently in South Brunswick, New Jersey, said taking college classes from home sometimes feels like she’s back in high school.
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