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Tony Novosel: Looking for trouble

Tony Novosel: Looking for trouble

By Matthew Monroy | Wu Caiyi

April 20, 2020

From the unruly mustache that he’s been sporting since his 20s to the loose ponytail that rests on the back of his neck, Novosel doesn’t immediately seem like an erudite world-traveler who has spent years facilitating the peace process of a violent conflict.

Andrew Exler: Spreading love in the wake of hate

Andrew Exler: Spreading love in the wake of hate

By Sarah Connor | courtesy of Andrew Exler

April 16, 2020

Andrew Exler remembers the day of the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue vividly.  His family belongs to the synagogue’s Tree Of Life*Or L’Simcha congregation, where his parents and grandparents were both married and Exler himself had his Bar Mitzvah. The Squirrel Hill resident recalls the confus...

Eva Albertsson: One foot in two countries

Eva Albertsson: One foot in two countries

By Charlie Taylor | Hannah Heisler

April 14, 2020

Any Pitt student interested in studying Swedish ends up talking to Eva Albertsson sooner or later — after all, she’s the only professor who teaches it. 

Nathaniel Palmer: A huge production

Nathaniel Palmer: A huge production

By Siddhi Shockey | Kaycee Orwig

April 13, 2020

Nathaniel Palmer, a junior communications major and Pittsburgh native, discovered his talent for music making during middle school.

Anaïs Peterson: Dueling passions

Anaïs Peterson: Dueling passions

By Remy Samuels & Sarah Cutshall

March 29, 2018

Anaïs Peterson has a minute and a half to scurry onto a gym floor and set up a stage for her and her fellow dancers and drummers. Lugging heavy drums and TV towers over their shoulders, the members of Matrix Performing Arts Indoor Percussion Ensemble quickly create a makeshift stage before the curt...

Ruthann Omer: Fixing with family

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

By Sid Lingala & Christian Snyder

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, remained calm and repeated one of his favorite sayings. “Don’t worry, it will all come out...

Top 10: Silhouettes We Should Have Written

Top 10: Silhouettes We Should Have Written

By The Pitt News Editorial Board and Pitt Tonight

March 30, 2017

Our Silhouettes Preview came out this week, and if you picked one up, you got the chance to peek into the lives of ten members of the Pitt community. From Ricky Smith, the nighttime security guard in Holland with an uncanny ability to make anyone smile, to Sid “Frenchi” Ali and his iconic South ...

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