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Bridgette Mitchell was announced as the women’s basketball team’s new assistant coach in April.

Coach Bridgette Mitchell joins Pitt women’s basketball

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer July 1, 2019
Like many tall girls, Bridgette Mitchell grew up being told she should play basketball. Now she's Pitt's new assistant women's basketball coach.
 Musician and synesthetic Tony Resch uses brilliant strokes of color to produce stunning soundwaves. Lead photos by John Hamilton

Tony Resch: Sight and sound

By Joanna Li April 3, 2018

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...

Whether she’s amplifying the stories of others or working through her own, Krithika Pennathur always has time to listen.

Krithika Pennathur: Giving a voice, lending an ear

By Sarah Shearer March 30, 2018

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 know Ian Troost from his protest on the sidelines of Heinz Field, but did you know he also makes a delicious bacon pasta dish?

Ian Troost: Unmasking his truth

By Brandon Glass March 28, 2018

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...

Sheila Vélez Martínez: Making a case for humanity

Sheila Vélez Martínez: Making a case for humanity

By Salina Pressimone March 27, 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....

Hailing from a family of fixers, Ruthann Omer followed in her father's footsteps and later became Allegheny County's first female municipal engineer.

Ruthann Omer: Fixing with family

By Sid Lingala March 27, 2018

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,...

Rosemary Geraghty believes that her beliefs on feminism and abortion can co-exist. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

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

By Matt Maielli / For The Pitt News August 31, 2017

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...

An accordion player participates in Pitt Arts Artful Wednesdays in Nordi's Place. (TPN File Photo)

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

By Marissa Perino / Staff Writer August 21, 2017

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...

Elaine drew the outline of Pittsburgh's skyline on a cookie. (Photo courtesy of Elaine Khodzhayan)

Filters and flour: Pitt student mixes photography and baking

By Rachel Lombardo / For The Pitt News August 21, 2017

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,...

CVS becomes healthier, bans the sale of tobacco products

CVS becomes healthier, bans the sale of tobacco products

By MCT Campus February 5, 2014

CVS Caremark, the second-largest drugstore-pharmacy chain in the United States, has two locations in the Oakland neighborhood.

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