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

Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt expresses his frustration with a holding call on Oderick Turner that negated LeSean McCoy’s touchdown run during the third quarter at the Backyard Brawl on December 1st, 2007.

The Backyard Brawl: A vitriolic Appalachian tradition

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor September 12, 2023
From burning couches to displaying effigies of head coaches, the Backyard Brawl has a contentious history that dates back to 1895, when Pitt won 8-0. Since then, the game has turned into a battleground of insults and deep-rooted Appalachian rivalry.
Two children dance during Sunday’s Polish Festival in the Cathedral of Learning.

PolishFest 2022 spreads cultural knowledge and awareness on campus

By Gabriella Garvin, Staff Writer November 14, 2022
Upon entering the Cathedral of Learning Commons Room on Sunday, a rich aroma of fried dough and pierogies, as well as the sounds of Lithuanian and Polish folk music, greeted around 150 visitors.
Students have plenty of opportunities to enjoy joining the exciting culture that comes with being a Pitt fan.

New and old, Pitt football boasts exciting traditions

By Carson Zaremski, Staff Writer June 25, 2021
Pitt fans from all over come together every season to carry on tradition and Hail to Pitt. The University has one of the most storied teams in college football history and boasts a variety of traditions surrounding the program — both old and new.
(Illustration by Garrett Aguilar | Staff Illustrator)

Continuing Kosher customs at Market to Go

By Ana Altchek | For The Pitt News October 15, 2017

Sitting by the candle lights and surrounded by the people I loved, I experienced my religion — Judaism — as a culture of warmth and comfort. Growing up, Friday nights at my home were a time of decompressing...

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