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Pitts new Smokeland BBQ food truck at a launch event in front of the William Pitt Union on Friday afternoon.

Pitt Eats launches new barbecue-themed food truck

By Maria Scanga, Staff Writer August 7, 2021
Oakland is about to get a lot smokier this fall semester. Pitt student’s meal options have recently expanded to include a brand new food truck, Smokeland BBQ, boasting freshly made and locally sourced barbecue.
Pittsburgh sports fans haven’t seen their team advance in the playoffs in more than three years. Contrary to what many fans may believe, senior staff writer Kyle Saxon argues that the recent playoff drought isn’t solely due to aging rosters.

Column | Pittsburgh’s recent playoff woes run far deeper than aging rosters

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer June 1, 2021
After an even more impressive regular season than the year prior, the Penguins sit exactly where they did just 10 months ago –– concerned, confused and eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs by the Islanders, now for the third consecutive season. Their 4-2 first round series loss highlighted the two biggest concerns surrounding the team –– goaltending and age.
Alex Dolinger will miss the Port Authority buses.

Opinion | Top 10 things I will miss about Pittsburgh

By Alex Dolinger, Senior Staff Columnist April 20, 2021
Pittsburgh is special. She is not like other girls. Thus, here are the top 10 things I’ll miss the most about her.
Laurence Glasco: Studying the people behind history

Laurence Glasco: Studying the people behind history

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 8, 2021
Laurence Glasco was offered a job at Pitt in 1969, for what he thought would only be a few years.
Opinion | It’s time to update Pittsburgh’s flag

Opinion | It’s time to update Pittsburgh’s flag

By Jack Troy, Staff Columnist March 14, 2021
Pittsburgh’s flag is just one of the countless messy and meaningless local flags in America.
The Pittsburgh branch of Jewish Voice for Peace publicized a petition to end all training exchanges between the Pittsburgh police and Israel in November.

Opinion | Anti-Israel groups’ petition is misleading

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist January 29, 2021
The petition is filled with false assertions and demonstrates that these organizations are interested not in real dialogue about Israel or Zionism, but in promoting incendiary campaigns that employ anti-Semitic tropes.
Staff columnist India Krug is critical of Mayor Bill Peduto’s response to the Black Lives Matter movement and his handling of policing in Pittsburgh.

Opinion | Vote Peduto out and Gainey in

By India Krug, Staff Columnist January 26, 2021
Peduto cannot be expected to give the Black Lives Matter movement the political agency it deserves. That is why it is imperative we focus on electing Gainey.
Dixon Veltri moved back to her hometown of Pittsburgh and joined Pitt’s women’s soccer team after transferring from University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Two Pitt athletes play for the Steel City that raised them

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer October 20, 2020
Homecoming normally presents an opportunity to travel back to one’s home to relive distant memories. But Pitt athletes Curtis Aiken Jr. and Dixon Veltri have chosen to stay in the city that raised them for their college careers.
Opinion | Save Pittsburgh, end gentrification

Opinion | Save Pittsburgh, end gentrification

By Paige Lawler, Assistant Opinions Editor October 13, 2020
Gentrification in Pittsburgh forces long time residents to leave their communities and threatens to ruin the City’s culture and diversity.
A protester holds a “Trans People Belong” sign during a June protest for Black trans lives.

Editorial | In absence of Pride, we should listen to our activists

By The Pitt News Editorial Board August 25, 2020
We should take this year, in the absence of a physical pride parade, to reflect on what pride really is, and what it should be from here on out. We should listen to our local activists.
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