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Black Action Society holds vigil for lives lost to police brutality

Pitt held a vigil for Black Lives Lost to Police Brutality on Wednesday evening.
November 13, 2020
Pitt’s Black Action Society held an online vigil for Black lives lost to police brutality on Wednesday evening. Around 40 students attended and listened to the organizers read poems, play a song and talk about their experiences.

Mental Health Awareness Month closes with vigil

Counseling Center Director Jay Darr speaks about mental health resources at Thursday evening’s Mental Health Vigil in the William Pitt Union.
October 24, 2019
There was only a small audience at Thursday's mental health issue, but Eric Macadangdang said it wasn't a large turnout that mattered.

Pittsburgh responds to New Zealand massacre

Prayer rugs laid out at Sunday evening’s “Rehumanize: A Vigil for Muslims in New Zealand” memorial.
March 25, 2019
Fawwaz Haq, executive director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, or ICP, an Islamic educational and community outreach organization based in Oakland, said only the outpouring of support from Pittsburgh’s community could mitigate the pain of such a tragedy.

Vigil honors victims of New Zealand shooting

“Rehumanize: A Vigil for Muslims in New Zealand” began with a ceremony of 50 volunteers going on stage, each holding a white rose to represent one of the victims from the Christchurch shooting.
March 24, 2019
Hundreds of Pittsburghers gathered Sunday for “Rehumanize: A Vigil for Muslims in New Zealand” to honor the victims of the Christchurch shootings, which occurred on March 16.

Community mourns shooting victims at weekend vigil

Two people embrace in the crowd that overflowed outside Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall Sunday evening during a vigil that mourned the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre.
October 28, 2018
At Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, the Pittsburgh community gathered to remember the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre, which claimed the lives of 11 Pittsburghers.

Photos: Mac Miller vigil in Blue Slide Park

Photos: Mac Miller vigil in Blue Slide Park
September 11, 2018

Hundreds of people gathered at Blue Slide Park in Squirrel Hill Tuesday evening for a vigil honoring Pittsburgh-native rap artist Mac Miller. Miller, 26, passed away Sept. 7 from a suspected drug overdose. [Read...

Disabled activists take part in nationwide day of mourning

Dr. Bethany Ziss of the Children’s Institute reads a poem criticizing the health care industry’s attitude toward people with disabilities. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)
March 2, 2018

Andrea Mauro was physically restrained, force-fed horseradish and shocked with play buzzers as a child when they had tantrums or failed speech therapy exercises. All of this was done to them by the...

Student struggles illuminated at mental health vigil

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)
October 22, 2017

After sustaining a concussion playing street basketball during his junior year of high school, Wyatt Macejka’s life would never be the same. The senior psychology major was diagnosed with depression...

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