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

William Pitt Union celebrates 120 years

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...

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

SGB bids farewell in final meeting

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...

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

Drag queens and kings strut past boundaries

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...

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

Limited access to William Pitt Union following flooding

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...

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

Union will re-open tomorrow after water line break

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...

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)

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

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...

Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor

Editorial: The Pitt News bids 7-Eleven farewell

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...

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