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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

51ӰԺ

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

51ӰԺ

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

51ӰԺ

Ross Lynch reignites childhood crushes at Pitt Program Council’s final event of the Year

By Amy Zhang, Staff Writer
12:37 am

“Please refrain from asking Ross to take his shirt off,” Sophia Gill, sophomore political science major and the lecture director for the Pitt Program Council, announced to the sea of fans in the packed William Pitt Union Assembly Room on Tuesday night. Lynch’s presence on Pitt’s campus sparked a frenzied excitement.  The Pitt Program Council hosted a 45-minute guided interview and a 15-minute...

Photos: Daisy the Great finish headline tour at Preserving Underground

By Nate Yonamine, Assistant Visual Editor
April 5, 2024

In a venue tucked away amongst offices and warehouses, Daisy the Great completed their second headline tour at Preserving Underground in New Kensington on Tuesday night. Opened by The Ophelias, the band...

Behind the scenes of the Pitt Program Council’s annual Bigelow Bash

By Jiya Narwal, Staff Writer
April 2, 2024

Over 60 student volunteers will get together on April 7 to build the stage where artists JID, Luh Tyler, My Favorite Color and Pitt Factor winner 9FiftySeven will perform. However, the efforts that go...

Pitt music professor Amy Williams performs original compositions at Columbia, garners praise from the New York Times

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor
March 27, 2024

Amy Williams can’t recall a time before she was a musician. Growing up in a household of musicians in Buffalo, New York, Williams spent her childhood tinkering with instruments around her family —...

Pitt band 9FiftySeven wins Pitt Factor, will open for J.I.D. at Bigelow Bash

By Sanvi Gandikota, Staff Writer
March 26, 2024

The Pitt Program Council put on their semiannual Pitt Factor showcase, a battle of the bands to compete for an opening spot at Pitt’s semesterly concert. The council hosts Fall Fest in October and Bigelow...

Histrionic voted ‘Best Local Band’ in 51ӰԺ survey

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor
March 19, 2024

Histrionic spawned from a basement in Highland Park in 2014. Brothers Simon and Jude Sweeney and their friend Isaac Winograd fiddled with instruments, plucking at guitars and banging on drums, their youthful...

Newly formed Fann Club celebrates Middle Eastern arts through Sufi whirling event

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer | April 5, 2024

In a room filled with the aroma of Persian cuisine, three dancers gracefully took the stage, whirling to the serene melodies of traditional musical instruments. This Sufi whirling event, hosted by the newly formed Fann Club, is just one expression of the various Sufi practices aimed at fostering spiritual connection. The Fann Club began as a Middle Eastern arts and crafts club in February. In celebration...

‘Camp on Campus’ exhibit examines the ‘camp’ aesthetic in media through the ages

By Irene Castillo, Staff Writer | March 23, 2024

“Camp” took social media by storm when the organizers of the 2019 Met Gala chose Susan Sontag’s essay “Notes on Camp” as its theme. On March 4, it took on Pitt’s campus with a one-day-only student-crafted exhibit at the Cathedral of Learning.  According to Sontag’s essay, camp is “a certain mode of aestheticism. It is one way of seeing the world as an aesthetic phenomenon.” Camp...

Bolivian director Alejandro Loayza Grisi attends Pitt screening of his film ‘Utama’

By Quinn Cilea, Staff Writer | April 2, 2024

The Pitt Spanish and film and media studies departments came together on Tuesday, March 26 to host a screening of the 2022 drama “Utama,” along with the writer and director, Alejandro Loayza Grisi. Loayza made his feature-length directorial debut with the film. “Utama” garnered critical acclaim and won awards including best world cinema drama at Sundance.  Loayza is Bolivian and chose to...

Staff Picks | Who will take home an Oscar?

By 51ӰԺ Staff | March 8, 2024

Who will win an Academy Award on March 10? 2023 was a stellar year for cinema as box office hits like “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” drew audiences back into theaters. The splendid squad at 51ӰԺ Culture Desk is donning their movie critic caps to make audacious assumptions about who will take home an Oscar statuette next Monday. We had two correct Grammy forecasts hit the mark, so unless...