The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | BookTok is a mistake

Opinion | BookTok is a mistake

By Sofia Uriagereka-Herburger, Staff Columnist November 13, 2022
The commodification of activities as identities on TikTok will deteriorate the quality of books.
Pitt’s Asian Student Alliance poses for a group photo with Nadya Okamoto in the William Pitt Union on Friday.

Period activist Nadya Okamoto talks youth power, burnout and identity with Pitt’s Asian Student Alliance

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer October 31, 2022
Pitt’s Asian Student Alliance hosted a guided Q&A session on Friday night with Nadya Okamoto, an entrepreneur and period activist.
Brittany Broski speaks to a crowd of Pitt students gathered in the WPU Assembly Room on Wednesday.

‘We’re going back to Tumblr, bitch’: Brittany Broski talks pitfalls of online relatability culture, the power of fangirls

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer October 21, 2022
The conversation between Pitt students and social media personality Brittany Broski on Wednesday night covered everything from irony poisoning and cancel culture, to the absurd delight of A03 fanfiction.
Offbeat | The Sweetness of Doing Nothing: An Italian Lesson From TikTok

Offbeat | The Sweetness of Doing Nothing: An Italian Lesson From TikTok

By Jillian Rowan, Staff Writer August 28, 2022
In this week’s installment of Offbeat, staff writer Jillian Rowan shares a lesson on life taken from TikTok.
Mosaic of Learning | How TikTok gets you addicted

Mosaic of Learning | How TikTok gets you addicted

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer January 28, 2022
In this week’s edition of Mosaic of Learning, Khushi Rai discusses the science behind why TikTok can be so addictive.
Charli and Dixie DAmelio arrive at iHeartRadios Z100 Jingle Ball 2019 Presented By Capital One on December 13, 2019 in New York City.

Opinion | The D’Amelios’ fame is built around appearing ordinary

By Talia Spillerman, For The Pitt News September 19, 2021
The reality of both the American dream and TikTok fame is that they are a facade.
Sophia Cosentino, a Pitt 2020 alumna, won the Dunkin’ menu contest on TikTok in early March and got her order named after her at her local Dunkin’.

Pitt alumna wins Dunkin’ TikTok contest, has drink named after her

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer April 13, 2021
Sophia Cosentino, who graduated from Pitt last April and currently works as an administrative assistant in the Hillman Cancer Center, won the Dunkin’ menu contest on TikTok in early March and got her order named after her at her local Dunkin’.
Hannah Lempert, sophomore urban studies major and public relations coordinator for the University of Thriftsburgh thrift store, created a TikTok acting out the possibility of a new online store for Thriftsburgh that went viral with almost 300,000 views.

Pitt students share fashion, college experiences and celebrity encounters on TikTok

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer February 2, 2021
Lou Amar, a sophomore communications major, posted her most viral TikTok, with 2.3 million views and over 600,000 likes, just a few days before the 2020 presidential election.
In this photo illustration, the WeChat app is displayed in the App Store on an Apple iPhone.

Editorial | We need to talk about WeChat

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 20, 2020
Outrage over President Donald Trump’s attempts to ban TikTok in the United States has erupted on social media over the past few months. But there’s another app, WeChat, that the administration is looking to place restrictions on.
Opinion | Cancel ‘Cancel Culture’

Opinion | Cancel ‘Cancel Culture’

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist June 9, 2020
While some events and actions require widespread and public condemnation, a singular lapse in judgment on a minor issue should not result in canceling someone for good.
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