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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 19, 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 13, 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...

Evelin Hernandez holds a sign in front of the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis after President Donald Trump announced his plans to rescind DACA on Tuesday. (Photo by Schneider/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Editorial: Stand strong to protect DACA recipients

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 6, 2017

Imagine living in the United States your entire life — from your earliest memories, you’ve been here. And in 2014, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protected your status, keeping you safe from...

Kim Rooney (left) studied abroad in China this summer and visited the welfare center in Gaoyou. (Photo Courtesy of Kim Rooney)

Identity politics: finding my heritage in a hometown I never knew

By Kim Rooney | Contributing Editor August 28, 2017

When talking about adoption, people approach me with a delicate curiosity, like when enquiring about the sick or the dying. Apologies, whether for the assumption that my parents are my birth parents...

Levko crouches on top of a Beartooth Pass Summit sign surrounded by snow this summer. (Photo courtesy of Levko Karmazyn)

To realize your passion, go into the field

By Levko Karmazyn | For The Pitt News August 21, 2017

As I watched the sun fall behind the mountain peaks surrounding the K BAR Z Guest Ranch in early July, the valley below was an uncharacteristic shade of blue, unlike the past few nights. Something else...

Terry Tan | Senior Staff Illustrator

Column: Broken contracts harm passengers’ rights

By Christian Snyder, Columnist April 21, 2017

Everyone has their price — even the guy on his way to a funeral, a retired United Airlines pilot  said in the face of the airline’s recent viral controversy. But United simply couldn’t figure...

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