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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

An Alumni Association sign at the Homecoming kick-off event held at the William Pitt Union on Sept. 21, 2021.

Alumni Network ensures Pitt experience doesn’t end with graduation

By Trinity Foster, Staff Writer February 2, 2023
Pitt’s traditions and special events are a hallmark of a great college experience, but this connection to the University doesn’t have to end after students graduate. The Pitt Alumni Network offers many more annual trips and events to keep the Pitt spirit alive long after graduation.
Opinion | Seniors, don’t limit yourself — apply to grad programs outside of the U.S.

Opinion | Seniors, don’t limit yourself — apply to grad programs outside of the U.S.

By Sarah Liez, Senior Staff Columnist January 8, 2023
Whenever someone asks me about my current prospects, I give them an answer they typically aren’t expecting… I’m not applying to any universities in the United States. Then I tell my American peers they should consider doing the same.
Opinion | Comparing my two vacations

Opinion | Comparing my two vacations

By Grace DeLallo, Assistant Opinions Editor August 31, 2022
This summer I traveled to two very different places — Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Ojochal, Costa Rica.
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.
Students flee to warmer climates for spring break

Students flee to warmer climates for spring break

By Maria Scanga, Senior Staff Writer March 15, 2022
As COVID-19 cases continue to steadily decline in the U.S., spring break trips were safer this year. Capped off with nine inches of snowfall in the Pittsburgh area, students returned from heat and humidity to bitter cold and snowy streets.
Kim Haas, a Pitt 1990 alumna, is the host of “Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas,” which first aired on PBS last fall.

‘Labor of love’: Pitt alum talks Afro-Latino history, culture on PBS show

By Natalie Frank, Senior Staff Writer March 18, 2021
Kim Haas, a Pitt 1990 alumna, stars in “Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas.” On this PBS show, Haas travels to Latin American countries and interviews locals — immersing herself in the area’s culture through food, dance, art and community.
Megan McCann, a junior communication science and disorders major, travelled to Guam to see her family for the first time in two years.

Students travel overseas to see family after COVID-19 previously delayed travel

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer January 19, 2021
Megan McCann, along with many other Pitt students, traveled overseas during winter break to see her family after COVID-19 delayed her travel plans from earlier in 2020. “Being back in Guam is so good. I just want to stay forever.”
Pitt instructs students, employees to cancel China travel plans in wake of outbreak

Pitt instructs students, employees to cancel China travel plans in wake of outbreak

By Janine Faust , Editor-in-chief January 31, 2020

Pitt is instructing community members who plan to visit China in the coming weeks to cancel their travel plans, according to an announcement posted by the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Scared to study abroad? Do it anyway

By Sarah Shearer | For The Pitt News September 12, 2017

I was in the candy aisle of a bookstall April 19 when I first heard the emergency alarms and looked up to see the main concourse of London Euston Train Station in a dark frenzy. I grabbed my bag, shuffled...

Tractor Day is an annual event for high schoolers in Bernsville, Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy of Audrey Jonas)

Near and far: Pitt students’ diverse origins

By Anandhini Narayanan | Staff Writer September 12, 2017

At Audrey Jonas’ high school, students celebrate “Tractor Day” — a day in which students drive their farm tractors to school and spend time marveling at the assortment of tractors in the parking...

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