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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Gordon Cormier and Robert Falconer in “Avatar: The Last Airbender” (2024).

Review | Live-action ‘Avatar’ series brings needed representation, but falls short of the original

By Irene Castillo, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

A few things made me the critical thinker I am today — my mother, Luisa Capetillo’s feminist literature and “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” The show cemented my beliefs in what freedom truly means...

From left, Manila Luzon, Blair St. Clair and Trixie Mattel speak during the Drag & Music: From Drag Race to the Top of the Charts panel at Billboard and THRs Pride Summit on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in West Hollywood, Calif.

Opinion | Why everyone should appreciate ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

By Danae Poteat, Staff Columnist October 23, 2023
Everyone should be a “Drag Race” fan, or at least be able to appreciate the work it does for the queer community.
“The Bear” poster.

“The Bear” season two review: the most rewarding show on television

By Ryleigh Lord, Culture Editor June 28, 2023
The sophomore slump is notorious and often debilitating for television shows, but it’s something that fans of “The Bear” don’t have to worry about when they tune into Season Two — in fact, the show soars to new — almost unimaginable — heights, writes Culture Editor Ryleigh Lord.
Jaren Lewison, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Darren Barnet, from left, cast members in Never Have I Ever, pose together at the Season Four premiere of the Netflix series Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles.

‘Not a perfect protagonist’: ‘Never Have I Ever’ season four review

By Carissa Canzona, Staff Writer June 14, 2023
Staff writer Carissa Canzona reviews Season Four of Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” and talks about why having an imperfect protagonist makes the show better and more realistic.
The cast of “Yellowjackets.”

‘Fascinating and terrifying’: Yellowjackets season two portrays the complexities of teenage trauma

By Ryleigh Lord, Contributing Editor May 31, 2023
The trauma and volatility of teenage girlhood never truly leave us, a point which “Yellowjackets” drives home in its sophomore season.
Opinion | OCD isn’t what you think it is, and TV is to blame

Opinion | OCD isn’t what you think it is, and TV is to blame

By Juliana Morello, Staff Columnist February 26, 2023
Though I’ve struggled with OCD my whole life, I only received a formal diagnosis about a year ago. Part of the reason it took so long was that I didn’t fully understand OCD, and that’s because I never saw it represented anywhere — or, rather, I never saw it represented accurately anywhere. I thought it was just about being neat and clean and freaking out if things aren’t in their place, and although this can definitely be part of it, it’s not everything.
Noah Stockwell competes on Wheel of Fortune.

Pitt sophomore Noah Stockwell hits jackpot on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

By Julia DiPietro, Staff Writer November 28, 2022
The game show “Wheel of Fortune” showcased Noah Stockwell, a sophomore nursing major, on Nov. 24. Stockwell took home $69,440, along with a trip to Hawaii and a $1,000 Tower Records gift card.
Olivia Cooke, center, plays Alicent Hightower in season 1, episode 9 of House of the Dragon.

Review | ‘House of the Dragon’ season 1 — a song of fire & blood

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer October 28, 2022
Created by George R.R. Martin and executive producer Ryan Condal, “House of the Dragon” is a fantasy series set in Martin’s Westeros more than 150 years before the events of “Game of Thrones.”
Zakiya Young (right) with other cast members on the set of “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin”

‘Don’t dim your light’: Pitt alumna acts in ‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor October 12, 2022
Zakiya Young, a 2001 Pitt alum, landed her first Hollywood gig on teen thriller series “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.” She spoke with The Pitt News about how she uses her Western Pennsylvania roots to identify with her character Corey on the show.
Nick Cassano shows the crowd a children’s book at Pitt Tonight’s season eight premiere outside of Posvar Hall on Friday.

‘It’s showtime:’ Pitt Tonight premieres its eighth season with a new host

By Patrick Swain, Staff Writer August 28, 2022
Nick Cassano recalls his first time on the set of Pitt Tonight, the campus late-night comedy show where he spent the past year as a writer, saying the thrilling showtime atmosphere drew him in. Now, he is taking the helm as Pitt Tonight’s new host.
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