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Tony Resch: Sight and sound

Tony Resch: Sight and sound

By Joanna Li & Issi Glatts

April 2, 2018


Filed under Silhouettes 2018, Top Stories

For Tony Resch, a heavy bass line is black, cymbals are yellow and the key of D is green — with an attitude. Some of Resch’s earliest and fundamental memories of music were color- and shape-oriented — a combination of textures, colors and notes that turn the sounds of music-making into a vi...

Krithika Pennathur: Giving a voice, lending an ear

Krithika Pennathur: Giving a voice, lending an ear

By Sarah Shearer & Sarah Cutshall

March 29, 2018


Filed under Silhouettes 2018, Top Stories

Krithika Pennathur has a story to tell, but it’s not about her. Pennathur, a Pitt junior, may spend her days speaking at events or leading advocacy workshops in clubs on campus — but over coffee you’ll have her undivided attention and the feeling that she has all the time in the world. ...

Ian Troost: Unmasking his truth

Ian Troost: Unmasking his truth

By Brandon Glass & Elise Lavallee

March 27, 2018


Filed under Silhouettes 2018, Top Stories

You may have seen Ian Troost without even knowing it. It's possible he was a passing thought or a source of lingering ire. It all depends on your opinion of mustaches, mascots and kneeling during the national anthem. He was the tall skinny guy with the little brown caterpillar named Jerry perched ...

Sheila Vélez Martínez: Making a case for humanity

Sheila Vélez Martínez: Making a case for humanity

By Salina Pressimone & Thomas Yang

March 26, 2018


Filed under Silhouettes 2018

When Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico in September 2017, Professor Sheila Vélez Martínez was already taking steps to ensure that law students like Sofia Mendoza continue their legal education. Mendoza, who was enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico, found a temporary home at Pitt in ...

Ruthann Omer: Fixing with family

Ruthann Omer: Fixing with family

By Sid Lingala & Christian Snyder

March 26, 2018


Filed under Silhouettes 2018, Top Stories

When Ruthann Omer installed a door backward in a handicap restroom project she was working on as a civil engineer, she felt like it was the end of the world. But her father, Frederick, an engineer himself, remained calm and repeated one of his favorite sayings. “Don’t worry, it will all come out...

Pro-life Pitt student aims to take hypocrisy out of casual politics

Pro-life Pitt student aims to take hypocrisy out of casual politics

By Matt Maielli / For The Pitt News

August 30, 2017


Filed under Culture

Rosemary Geraghty’s club at Pitt was accused, on social media, of being composed of “radical feminists” and “social justice warriors” promoting “transgenderism.” “And I was like, ‘Absolutely — you got me,’” she said with a laugh. Geraghty — a purple-haired, nose-ringed, q...

PITT ARTS enters 20th year of affordable access to the arts

PITT ARTS enters 20th year of affordable access to the arts

By Marissa Perino / Staff Writer

August 21, 2017


Filed under Culture

Occupying the penthouse floor of the William Pitt Union, the PITT ARTS office is ready for another year of Pittsburgh culture and entertainment. Freshly printed neon flyers are scattered on the coffee table and the lineup for the upcoming school year is pencilled on the calendar. A division of Student Affairs,...

Filters and flour: Pitt student mixes photography and baking

Filters and flour: Pitt student mixes photography and baking

By Rachel Lombardo / For The Pitt News

August 21, 2017


Filed under Culture, Top Stories

With three vanilla pound cake rounds cooling in front of her, Elaine Khodzhayan combines the perfect concoction of peanut butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar into her signature frosting. Khodzhayan, a rising senior majoring in human resources management and business information systems, is the baker ...

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