The Pitt News

The Pitt News

News Desk:

Pitt protestors pressure Peduto on Shell plant (June 2018)

  • Coverage and context of a student organized banner drop on the Smithfield Bridge in Downtown Pittsburgh to protest the construction of an ethanol plant being built in Beaver county.

People’s Pride passes on corporate sponsors, focuses on inclusion (June 2018)

  • Coverage of a alternative pride parade organized by a trans activist group in Pittsburgh protesting the corporate alliance between Pittsburgh’s Pride and pro-fossil fuel corporations.

Trump’s visit inspires community protests (October 2018)

  • I worked with a team of writiers to compose this article about Trump’s visit to the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill days after the tragic mass shooting.

Pitt Professors talk faculty unionization at Frick Fine Arts (October 2018)

  • Coverage of the Grad Student Union town hall where teachers and community organizers expressed their feelings and concerns about the formation of a teacher’s union at Pitt.

Pitt celebrates grand opening of CEC (October 2018)

  • Coverage of a ribbon cutting held at the newly built Community Engagement Center that opened in North Homewood.

Kava-NAH: Pittsburgh locals protest Supreme Court nomination (October 2018)

  • Coverage of a community protest organized by the Pittsburgh DSA against Brett Kavanaugh’s induction into the U.S. Supreme Court


Culture Desk:

Pappas Bids Adieu with ‘Hamlet’ (May 2018)

  • My review of the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of Hamlet. This was the the first article I wrote for TPN as part of their ‘training period’ for new employees.

Lawrenceville Art Crawl leaves visitors in awe (May 2018)

  • I had the pleasure of writing this longer piece for the Culture desk, reviewing the event, while breaking down Lawrenceville’s history and its current place in Pittsburgh as a hub of art and commerce.

Duolingo debuts ‘Something Like Home’ documentary (June 2018)

  • Event coverage of Duolingo documentary following the struggle for refugees to bridge the language gamp after migrating to new countries.

Future Tenant features feminist art in new exhibit (July 2018)

  • Review of feminist art exhibit I’M NOT WITH HIM in Downtown Pittsburgh, featuring interviews with artist Jenna Houston and curator Christina Lee.

‘Dandy Andy’ tour takes a look at Warhol’s queer history (August 2018)

  • Coverage of the Andy Warhol Museum’s visitor’s tour on gay history of Warhol’s personal life and how it informs interpretations of his art.

Student-run Instagram celebrates the squirrel-ebrities of Oakland (November 2018)

  • A light-hearted piece about the popular Squirrels of Pitt Instagram page.


Contributed Reporting:

PennEnvironment hosts rally for clean air (Contributing Reporter) (September 2018)

  • I interviewed Democratic Representative Summer Lee and community organizers on their opinions on Pittsburgh’s air quality.

What readers need to understand about journalism (Contributing Reporter) (October 2018)

  • I interviewed journalist Bob Woodward on his exerpience as a news reporter and his views on where journalism is headed.

Community hosts vigil to mourn victims of Squirrel Hill synagogue massacre (Contributing Reporter) (October 2018)

  • I spoke with members of the Squirrel Hill community following the  Tree of Life synagogue massacre about their experiences with the tragedy.

Forbes Street Market Draws Price Competitions (Contributing Reporter) (November 2018)

  • I gathered prices of groceries frm various super markets and convenience stores on and around the University of Pittsburgh’s campus, as well as interviewed Abdou Cole, resident district manager of the Pitt Dining Services, on why prices at Forbes Street Market are so high.


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