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William Pitt Union celebrates 120 years

Blue and gold cupcakes read “120” in honor of the building’s 120th birthday hosted by William Pitt Union staff.

By Hannah Schneider and Grant Burgman

October 2, 2018

Built in 1898, Hotel Schenley was designed to reflect entrepreneur Franklin Nicola’s vision for the Oakland community to become a center for culture and education. Fast-forward 120 years and Nicola’s dream has manifested — now through the presence of student organizations, affairs and activities. The ...

SGB bids farewell in final meeting

Max Kneis gives his final report as SGB president during the last public meeting of the semester. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

Plenty of teary, emotional thank-yous and farewells occured at Tuesday night’s Student Government Board meeting — the last official meeting for the 2017-18 board. During his final report, President Max Kneis took the opportunity to thank everyone who had been with him along the way. “From my f...

Drag queens and kings strut past boundaries

Drag queen Alexa Killer performs to “It’s Raining Men” at Friday’s Rainbow Alliance Drag Show. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

April 9, 2018

Performers lip-synched, danced and seductively plucked money from people’s hands with their mouths while pop song remixes played in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room Friday evening. “Drag is about pushing boundaries,” the emcee for the first half of the night, drag queen Anne T. Christ, ...

Limited access to William Pitt Union following flooding

Another waterline issue plagued the William Pitt Union Monday. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By John Hamilton and Mackenzie Rodrigues | The Pitt News Staff

January 9, 2018

The William Pitt Union briefly closed again after issues with a sprinkler Monday morning. The University released a comment via its official Twitter account at 5:53 a.m., saying the lower level and basement level of the building would be closed until further notice. The two floors reopened less than...

Union will re-open tomorrow after water line break

Water floods down the stairs in the William Pitt Union Sunday morning. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

January 7, 2018

A water line broke in the William Pitt Union Sunday morning, flooding some of the bottom two floors. But the building will re-open Monday morning, as scheduled, according to a Tweet from Pitt. https://twitter.com/jham1496/status/950049243254984706 Water seemed to be coming from above the Union...

Engineering the time warp again: Engineering Student Council puts on Rocky Horror Picture Show

Delena Obermaier, senior, sings at the annual live production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, the 1975 musical comedy that pushes boundaries, sexuality-wise. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Amanda Finney | Staff Writer

October 26, 2017

It’s not every day Pitt students gather in a campus building to watch performers in lingerie. But on Wednesday night, a girl in a bright red wig and patent leather knee-high boots danced seductively onstage as a giant pair of red lips, projected on the screen behind her, sang the show’s opening ...

Editorial: The Pitt News bids 7-Eleven farewell

Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 28, 2017

Today is the last day Pitt students can get Slurpees, cheap coffee, pizza, cigarettes and condoms on campus, 24/7. Pitt will open a University-owned grocery store in 7-Eleven’s place, which has a few clear positives for some students. But closing 7-Eleven is a blow to every student who studies ...

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