The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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

Connor Franta in the William Pitt Union Tuesday night.

Connor Franta talks YouTube career, creative endeavors at PPC event

By Shreya Singh, Staff Writer April 20, 2022
About 300 students gathered Tuesday night in the William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room as Pitt Program Council hosted Connor Franta, an award-winning author, content creator and entrepreneur, to talk and interact with the audience.
Weekend Watchlist: YouTube channels

Weekend Watchlist: YouTube channels

By The Pitt News Staff November 8, 2019
YouTube — aside from the shows hosted on the optional, subscription-based YouTube Red sub-platform — is completely free to watch, which is great for college students who are ballin’ on a budget, can’t afford cable or don’t have access to streaming. Here are some of our favorite channels.
YouTuber Mike Chen spoke at the Pitt Asian Student Alliance’s event “ASA Presents: Mike Chen” on Tuesday evening.

Mike Chen talks food, YouTube and traveling the world

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor September 5, 2019
The Pitt Asian Student Alliance was responsible for bringing in Chen, a Chinese-American YouTuber specializing in food and travel vlogging known best for his channel, strictlydumpling. Strictlydumpling follows Chen’s journeys to different countries around the world and his explorations of the food scene in each respective place.
Editorial | YouTube needs to make deliberate changes in order to protect children

Editorial | YouTube needs to make deliberate changes in order to protect children

By Pitt News Editorial Board June 5, 2019
The New York Times recently reported that Youtube’s algorithm, which the site uses to personalize content recommendations for its users, was showing a video of girls playing outside in two-piece swimsuits to users who had watched other videos of prepubescent, half-dressed children — after they had watched sexually themed content. The result of this was a loop of videos that experts say sexualize children.
Stress quick fixes: Our favorite apps and media to de-stress

Stress quick fixes: Our favorite apps and media to de-stress

By The Pitt News Staff April 21, 2019
Finals week has arrived and stress levels are high. Here at The Pitt News, our staff has a few favorite apps, YouTube channels and artwork that help us relax when we need it.
(Illustration by Raka Sakar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

Logan Paul leaves low-quality mark on Youtube

By Thomas Wick | Columnist January 18, 2018

Since the beginning, the internet has been home to the most disgusting parts of pop culture. But recently, a crackdown on bad behavior on one of the internet’s biggest sites seems to be sparing its stars. Popular...

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