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Staff Picks: Shows and movies for Pride Month

Major Pittsburgh Pride celebrations have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By The Pitt News Staff

June 2, 2020

Pride Month looks like it will come and go without much in-person celebration this year, with major Pittsburgh Pride celebrations postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the LGBTQ+ community and its allies can’t spend the month of June physically together, our staff has compiled a list of the shows and movies that help bring us closer to the community and the issues that matter.

Staff Picks: Our social distancing activities

Staff Picks: Our social distancing activities

By The Pitt News Staff

March 24, 2020

You can only spend so much time streaming. Here are a few other new or old hobbies some of our writers are choosing to fill their time.

Staff Picks: Favorite Albums of 2019

Hozier released his second studio album “Wasteland, Baby!” in 2019.

By The Pitt News Staff

January 6, 2020

Some of the biggest artists in the world released new albums in 2019. From pop sensation Ariana Grande to hip-hop supergroup BROCKHAMPTON, 2019 was a huge year for great music. Read our staff’s picks for the best albums of the year. 

Staff Picks: Unconventional study spots

Colony Cafe, located downtown, allows you to study in the same room as adoptable cats.

By The Pitt News Staff

December 9, 2019

On the culture desk here at The Pitt News, we know how hard finals week is. Once a semester, everyone at Pitt suddenly rediscovers the library and Hillman is filled with people cramming for finals, cramming for mobile charging blocks and — most importantly — cramming for space. Here are our recommendations for the best spots to study that no one else will think of.

Staff Picks: Where to find the best coffee on campus

All of Pitt’s coffee carts are basically the same.

By The Pitt News Staff

September 26, 2019

A lot of college students drink coffee, 71.4% in fact. So, there’s a good chance if you’re reading this, you probably fill up with only two — or three, or four, or five — cups of coffee a day. You’re in luck, because our staff has assembled the best of the best places to get coffee on and around campus.

Staff Picks: The best movies about work

Office Space is a classic movie about an awful boss.

By The Pitt News Staff

September 11, 2019

Read our staff's picks for the best movies about employment

Staff picks: What we missed in Pittsburgh

Public transportation is convenient when you don’t have a car.

By The Pitt News Staff

August 26, 2019

Read what our staff missed most about Pittsburgh during the summer holiday

Staff picks: Tips for conquering homesickness

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

By The Pitt News Staff

August 20, 2019

The dawn of a new semester can bring a mix of emotions — excitement, stress and sometimes even homesickness. Leaving family and friends back home for almost eight months can be tough, regardless of whether you live 30 minutes or a continent away. Here are our tips for conquering homesickness this semester.

Staff Picks: Podcast Recommendations

Staff Picks: Podcast Recommendations

By The Pitt News Staff

July 9, 2019

Podcasts have gained popularity recently, with many gaining widespread critical acclaim, such as the true crime podcast “Serial,” or even being adapted into television shows, like “Homecoming,” starring Julia Roberts.

Staff picks: Hidden gems of Pitt

Students at the Center for Creativity.

By The Pitt News Staff

July 2, 2019

Pitt’s campus can be a bit overwhelming at first. With so many streets, buildings and classrooms, it can be difficult to explore every nook and cranny of Pitt’s corner of Oakland. Here are some hidden gems on campus to look out for.

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