The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper


“Enlightenment and Joy” in Posvar Hall.

Virgil Cantini, professor and artist, remembered at History Center program

By Andrew McLaughlin, Staff Writer February 26, 2024
Virgil Cantini, the founder of Pitt’s studio art department and creator of 13 works of art around campus, was honored at the Heinz History Center on Feb. 25.
Gov. Josh Shapiro speaks with Pitt students in Nordy’s Place on Oct. 27, 2022.

A look into Gov. Shapiro’s budget proposal, new plans for higher education

By Adrienne Cahillane, Senior Staff Writer February 23, 2024
Gov. Josh Shapiro announced his 2024-2025 budget proposal on Feb. 6, which plans to make higher education more accessible and affordable.
Members of Pitt’s space initiative pose for a photo in Allegheny Observatory.

Pitt space initiative joins Keystone Space collaborative

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer February 16, 2024
Pitt’s Space Initiative, 45 researchers with interests in space, recently joined the Keystone Space Collaborative. The collaborative connects industry and academia in the Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio region. 
Johnston Avenue in Hazelwood.

Hazelwood community shares thoughts on BioForge project

By Andrew McLaughlin, Staff Writer February 2, 2024
Hazelwood residents say they hope the University serves as a partner in the neighborhood’s development as the BioForge project moves toward completion. 
A view of the Landside Terminal of the Pittsburgh International Airport in July 2011.

‘Absolutely awesome’: Frontier Airlines to offer $19 flights to Philadelphia starting in May

By Adrienne Cahillane, Senior Staff Writer January 18, 2024
Beginning May 16, Frontier Airlines will offer nonstop service to Philadelphia and three other destinations for as low as $19 from Pittsburgh International Airport.
Deena Eldaour, an organizer of the rally, speaks at the protest calling for an immediate end to the siege on Gaza on CMU’s campus on Thursday afternoon.

Student walkout, rally shows support for Palestine

By Spencer Levering, Senior Staff Writer November 10, 2023
About 200 people participated in a walkout called “Shut it Down for Palestine” to show support for Palestinians on Thursday afternoon. Students and community members met at the “Walking to the Sky” sculpture on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus to hear speakers voice their thoughts on the ongoing Israeli attacks on Palestinians.
Signs direct voters to the polling station inside the William Pitt Union on Tuesday morning.

2023 PA election results

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor November 8, 2023
Pennsylvania citizens voted on Tuesday in multiple county and state-wide elections, including Allegheny County Controller and seats on the PA Supreme Court.
A protester holds up a transgender pride flag at a rally protesting Riley Gaines’ appearance at the O’Hara Ballroom on March 27, 2023.

Pittsburgh designated as a gender-affirming care sanctuary city among nationwide pushback

By Anna Kuntz, Staff Writer September 29, 2023

City Council passed a bill that declared Pittsburgh a sanctuary city for gender-affirming care on September 12. The bill, which received a 8-0 vote, amended a 2011 ordinance that designated Pittsburgh...

Flowers, candles and chalk drawings outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in 2019.

Jury gives death penalty in Tree of Life trial

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor August 2, 2023

Robert Bowers, the man who killed 11 Jewish people and wounded six at the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre on October 27, 2018, has been sentenced to death by a jury after a two month trial.  Bowers...

A proposed view from the Frick Park Trail of the new Fern Hollow Bridge shown at Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition’s community meeting on Sept. 8, 2022.

Proposed apartment complex on vacant Irish Center Site evokes community frustration

By Adrienne Cahillane, Staff Writer July 12, 2023
Canadian developers and local architects want to build apartments on the old Irish Center Site, and some community members are fighting back.
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