The Pitt News

Playing the ball

Playing the ball

By Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

October 29, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

Julian Dickenson in action in 2013. He has missed nearly all of the 2014 season due to a foot injury.

Changing clothes: Pittsburgh shops and shoppers adjust to fall

Changing clothes: Pittsburgh shops and shoppers adjust to fall

By Megan Wholey / For The Pitt News

October 13, 2014


Filed under Archives

The time to buy is now. Just before the leaves turn, student shoppers flock to clothing stores in search of the perfect fall and winter wardrobes.But just how do Pittsburgh’s clothing stores approach the fall season?It takes a lot of preparation. The process of acquiring fall inventory is an extensi...

Pinball in Pittsburgh: a crucial fixture in the global community

Pinball in Pittsburgh: a crucial fixture in the global community

By Jack Trainor / Staff Writer

September 24, 2014


Filed under Culture, Puzzles

Cryss Stephens stands over a noisy, flashing “Star Trek” pinball machine, one of the newest games released by pinball giant Stern Pinball, Inc. last year. It barks orders and phrases at Stephens as he approaches his 30th-straight minute on the game. His eyes flick around the glowing neon table in sto...

Employment Guide: Pittsburgh filmmakers need more than connections for success

Employment Guide: Pittsburgh filmmakers need more than connections for success

By Ian Flanagan / Staff Writer

September 12, 2014


Filed under Culture, Movies, Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014

For young, up-and-coming filmmakers, a passion for the movies is now just the bare minimum.“Don’t be afraid to bust your ass,” Tom Fisher, a 2012 Pitt film graduate currently working as multimedia producer at the Carnegie Museum of Art, said.Fisher emphasized the importance of a strong work ethic ...

Leading the way

Leading the way

By Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics

August 19, 2014


Filed under Archives

Senior Hilary Boxheimer is a key runner this season. 

Neko Case brings big voice, laughs to Byham Theater

Neko Case brings big voice, laughs to Byham Theater

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor

July 1, 2014


Filed under Archives

Nearly all conversations about Neko Case revolve around her voice — it’s a powerful, cutting weapon of an instrument.After Monday night’s show at the Byham Theater, Case likely sparked several new conversations about her superhuman gift, as she confirmed to fans that, yes, it’s for real.Still tour...

2014 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

2014 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

May 6, 2014


Filed under Archives

The race route took participants down Forbes Avenue. (Courtesy Pittsburgh Marathon)

Feature: Pitt students complete marathon feat

Feature: Pitt students complete marathon feat

By Dan Sostek / Staff Writer

May 6, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

Running a marathon isn’t something a person can just wake up and do. It’s considered one of the ultimate tests of the human body, and pushes mind, body and spirit to the brink. Pitt juniors Jared Disanti and Jake Kuhn found this out Sunday when they participated in the sixth-annual Dick’s Sport...

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

By Photo courtesy Pitt Athletics

March 17, 2014


Filed under Archives

Matt Johnson is hitting .246 and has started all of the Panthers games but one. 

Hobie Harris

Hobie Harris

By Photo courtesy Pitt Athletics

March 17, 2014


Filed under Archives

Hobie Harris has posted a 3.15 earned run average in his team-high eight appearances.

Celebration of ‘America’s Instrument’ draws young and old alike

Celebration of ‘America’s Instrument’ draws young and old alike

By Sam Bojarski / Staff Writer

November 11, 2013


Filed under Archives

In 1976, Frank Rossi joined an organization that had one goal: the preservation of America’s instrument — the banjo. It is no surprise that Rossi’s very own Pittsburgh Banjo Club shares the same goal, 37 years after Rossi started playing the instrument. But Rossi’s club has been able to do something that most other banjo clubs...

The forgotten history of the Allegheny Observatory

The forgotten history of the Allegheny Observatory

By Sam Bojarski / Staff Writer

October 2, 2013


Filed under Archives

Dan Handley has always dreamed of educating the layman on science. With a doctorate in genetics from Pitt, he is quite the anomaly in the world of film production.A biotech consultant by day, Handley is more than just a filmmaker. A chain of events in his life sparked both of these interests, leading ...

Pittsburgh’s riverfront plays host to giant rubber duck

By Andrew Fishman / Staff Writer

September 25, 2013


Filed under Archives

Pittsburgh’s early autumn days are among its best. The leaves turn into gorgeous myriad colors and the river seems even more pristine than usual. This weekend will surely be no different as pedestrians walking across the bridges downtown this Friday will have a multitude of stunningly beautiful vi...

XC

XC

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

September 19, 2013


Filed under Archives

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 31: The Pitt Panthers cross country team runs in the Duquesne Duals in Schenley Park on August 31, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Maria Nicholas

Maria Nicholas

By Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

September 18, 2013


Filed under Archives

Senior Maria Nicholas will play a key role this weekend. 

Roosa Arvas

Roosa Arvas

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

August 25, 2013


Filed under Archives

Roosa Arvas has been one of the Lady Panthers top scorers since arriving in the United States. 

A community effort

A community effort

By LaKesha Silver / MLK Project Staff

August 18, 2013


Filed under Archives

Local youth participated in a five-week program to create murals depicting themes selected by the Oakland community.

Portrait of the artist as a mentor

Portrait of the artist as a mentor

By LaKesha Silver / MLK Project Staff

August 18, 2013


Filed under Archives

Olga Brindar was the artist chosen to design the Semple Street murals.

Rob Blanc recognized as Head Athletic Trainer of the Year

Rob Blanc recognized as Head Athletic Trainer of the Year

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

April 18, 2013


Filed under Archives

Blanc has worked at Pitt for 25 years. (Courtesy Pitt Athletics)

Football: Pitt ends with losing season after bowl game defeat against Ole Miss

Football: Pitt ends with losing season after bowl game defeat against Ole Miss

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

January 7, 2013


Filed under Archives

Senior wide receiver Mike Shanahan catches a fourth quarter touchdown in Pitt's bowl defeat against Ole Miss. (Photo Courtesy Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics)

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper
pittsburgh