The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


Chalk Fest’s Third Annual Event Kicks Off Pittsburgh RiverLife’s Summer Event Schedule

By Quinn Cilea, Culture Editor
June 6, 2024

Pittsburgh RiverLife kicked off its summer event schedule with the third annual Chalk Fest, which took place from May 25-26. The event occurred on the North Shore next to PNC Park and featured chalk artists from all over the country. Roads outside of the park, including Federal Street and Isabella Street, were closed down for the event. The event brought together members of the Pittsburgh community...

Now that hotter days have begun, and “the ton” have secluded themselves in the privacy of their parent’s estates, what better time for me to sit down and catch up with the ungodly amount of shows and movies that streaming services have produced in the past six months? My retreat this summer has been accompanied by a copious amount of romantic films, which all seem to end with heartbreak and “matureness”...

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

By Amy Zhang, Staff Writer
April 12, 2024

“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...

Photos: Greek Sing caps off Greek Week 2024

By Ethan Shulman, Visual Editor
April 10, 2024

The University of Pittsburgh’s Greek life community showed in full force on Saturday afternoon to cheer on their brothers and sisters in the annual Greek Sing competition. Teams consisting of several...

JID and openers ring in the spring at a sunny Bigelow Bash

By Irene Castillo, Senior Staff Writer
April 9, 2024

After days of rain, the sky over Pittsburgh cleared up for Bigelow Bash, the annual free music concert organized by the Pitt Program Council. By 1 p.m. on Sunday, the smell of fried rice, corn dogs and...

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...

ART Heals Pittsburgh showcases the role of community art in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Amber Frantz, Staff Writer | April 19, 2024

When quarantine began in March of 2020, the kitchen table became the classroom and the living room couch served as the conference room for business meetings. Lockdown ushered in a wave of isolation and confinement, deeply impacting mental health across the globe.  Fortunately, creating art empowered many to express their emotions through a creative outlet, particularly during unprecedented times...

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...

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...