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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Ross Lynch laughs while speaking in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room on Wednesday night.

Ross Lynch reignites childhood crushes at Pitt Program Council’s final event of the Year

By Amy Zhang, Staff Writer April 12, 2024
The Pitt Program Council hosted a 45-minute guided interview and a 15-minute audience Q&A, and the event was a full-circle moment for childhood fans and current fans to connect with the actor, musician and heartthrob.
Jennette McCurdy speaks to a crowd of Pitt students gathered in the WPU Assembly Room during “An Evening With Jennette McCurdy” hosted by the Pitt Program Council on Thursday evening.

‘The more authentic I can be, the better’: Jennette McCurdy speaks at PPC lecture

By Toni Jackson, Staff Writer November 4, 2022
Pitt Program Council (PPC) hosted An Evening with Jennette McCurdy on Thursday night. The event focused on her debut memoir “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” a New York Times Bestseller that came out in August earlier this year.
Brittany Broski speaks to a crowd of Pitt students gathered in the WPU Assembly Room on Wednesday.

‘We’re going back to Tumblr, bitch’: Brittany Broski talks pitfalls of online relatability culture, the power of fangirls

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer October 21, 2022
The conversation between Pitt students and social media personality Brittany Broski on Wednesday night covered everything from irony poisoning and cancel culture, to the absurd delight of A03 fanfiction.
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.
Pitt Program Council hosted Emmy Award-winner Dan Levy for a virtual Q&A Tuesday night.

Dan Levy talks ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ career path at PPC event

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer March 17, 2021
According to Levy, he always knew he wanted to be an actor, but he lacked the confidence to pursue his dreams in college.
Lila Ramani from the Pittsburgh-based band Crumb performs at Saturday’s Bigelow Bash (Photo by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

Students shimmy on Schenley at annual bash

By Zane Crowell | Staff Writer April 16, 2018

Thousands crowded Schenley Drive on 2018’s hottest day yet to partake in food truck specialties and play lawn games — accompanied by a bass-heavy DJ set. Bigelow Bash — a one-day musical festival...

Pitt Program Council announced MisterWives will headline at Bigelow Bash. (Courtesy of Pitt Program Council)

MisterWives to headline at Bigelow Bash

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...

Mike Posner is headlining Bigelow Bash on Sunday, April 9. (Ralph Arvesen/Zuma Press/TNS)

Bigelow Bash preview

By Caoline Bourque / Staff Writer April 5, 2017

Acrobats will juggle and flip alongside musicians and food truck vendors on Bigelow Boulevard Sunday as crowds take over the street at Bigelow Bash. Bigelow Boulevard will transform into a festival...

Lupe Fiasco preached, brought the hits to Pitt

Lupe Fiasco preached, brought the hits to Pitt

By Evan Malachosky / Staff Writer March 30, 2015

On Saturday night, Lupe Fiasco advised audience members at the Fitzgerald Field House to be more skeptical of the genre that made him famous.Fiasco asked a female concertgoer in the front row about one...

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