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Faculty union organizers up in arms after Pitt’s administration rejects Labor Board subpoena
Skyvue Apartments cited in July fire safety inspection
Fandom culture thrives in Pittsburgh

Soon, pickles here, there and everywhere

A giant Heinz pickle balloon floating high over Downtown Pittsburgh’s Roberto Clemente Bridge can only mean one thing: Picklesburgh has touched down.

Gillibrand discusses health care, labor rights in Oakland

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), another Democratic presidential hopeful, came to Oakland for a roundtable discussion with several UPMC and Allegheny Health network employees and union organizers.

Board committee approves budget, tuition hikes

At a public meeting in Posvar Hall Wednesday afternoon, the executive committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal year 2020.

Report examining socially responsible investing at Pitt released
New food stand adds Asian twist on crepes to Oakland
Student, Pitt leaders to meet to strengthen student code of conduct


Elizabeth Martinson

Producer and Pitt lecturer Carl Kurlander worked with Pittsburgh-based filmmakers Tjardus Greidanus and Laura Davis to create a documentary about Dr. Thomas Starzl and his groundbreaking work on liver transplantation. The documentary, called “Burden of Genius,” has been playing at venues around the country, but held its Pittsburgh premiere at the Carnegie Science Center last week. Many of the screenings also included post-show discussions with local experts, some of whom appeared in the film.

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April 22, 2019

Opinion | Summer bodies do not require body transformation or weight loss

By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist
July 16, 2019

Nobody needs to alter, change or conceal their natural shape simply because it is summertime.

Satire | 5 classic novels to take to the beach this summer

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor
July 16, 2019

The Goodreads Popular Beach Read Books ranking has gone live, and there is only one thing to do with this list. Print it out, crumple it in a ball and recycle it.

Satire | Summer: The Flaming Oakland Trash Pile of Seasons

By Allison Dantinne, Senior Staff Columnist
July 16, 2019

If I took anything from the hot second I spent in Physics 1 before withdrawing, it’s that what goes up must come down. I believe this law must also apply to weather. Therefore, what must be cold will eventually become hot. And hot it has become.

Pitt suing sports marketing company for $3.6 million

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief
July 18, 2019

The University of Pittsburgh has filed a complaint against IMG College, the nation’s largest collegiate sports marketing company, claiming that is has “intentionally withheld” about $3.6 million in royalties and additional payments. Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, the university’s legal representatives, filed the complaint Monday in federal court, about a month after the University’s...

Federer falls short in Wimbledon epic

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer
July 16, 2019

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer put on a Masterclass in Sunday’s Wimbledon epic, but it wasn’t enough to beat his rival Novak Djokovic, even though Federer was the superior player throughout most of the match.

Where is Pitt’s 2018 MLB Draft class now?

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer
July 16, 2019

Although the Pittsburgh Panthers baseball team is in their offseason, a handful of past Panthers are working their way through the minor league system, including the five players that were selected in the 2018 MLB Draft.

The Whats and Wheres to fashion’s latest

By Justin Gardner, For The Pitt News
July 17, 2019

Many fashionable individuals regard the fall/winter fashion season as the pinnacle of style, citing its rich colors, layers and diverse textures. Yet, as July brings forth summer’s peak, it is important to remember the potential these months hold for fun and exciting fashion statements. It is a time of cookouts and trips and music festivals — opportune moments for bold, colorful fits.

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Staff Picks: Summer soundtracks

By The Pitt News Staff
July 16, 2019

It’s about halfway through the summer and your perfectly curated summer playlist may be getting a bit overplayed, or you may just have heard Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” a few too many times and are looking for something new to listen to.

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Staff Picks: Podcast Recommendations

By The Pitt News Staff
July 9, 2019

Podcasts have gained popularity recently, with many gaining widespread critical acclaim, such as the true crime podcast “Serial,” or even being adapted into television shows, like “Homecoming,” starring Julia Roberts.

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By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor
July 9, 2019

Ten out of the 20 highest-grossing movies of 2018 were sequels; eight out of 20 were superhero movies; 18 were based on existing properties. In an age where movie studios are all about the blockbuster, that’s become the story of the box office.

Movie Blog: Ode to Fox’s ‘X-Men’

By Melanie Pantano & Thomas Wick, Staff Writers
June 26, 2019

When most people think of superhero movies, they think of Marvel Studios. When most people think of Marvel Studios, they think of the Avengers — the superhero squad consisting of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow — and their string of box office-topping and family-friendly action films. Though this team mastered the art of the comic book-to-movie adaptation, they by no means invented the art itself.

Movie blog: Curse of the video game adaptation

By Thomas Wick, Staff Writer
June 5, 2019

Once upon a time in the year 1993, an abomination crawled out from the darkest depths of the underworld and into the light of our Earth: the first film adaptation of a video game. The movie, “Super Mario Bros.,” turned the villain of the video game series it was based on, Bowser, from a vicious fire-breathing turtle into a grotesque human-lizard half-breed with cornrows, while the loveable dinosaur...

Gallery: Pittsburgh Pride

By Thomas Yang, Visual Editor | June 11, 2019

Gallery: Allegheny Avians

By Thomas Yang, Visual Editor | May 21, 2019

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