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  • Just teach: a furious op-ed written in the middle of class

    This week, a professor who will go unnamed made me extremely frustrated with their ineffective use of Microsoft PowerPoint. Later that week, I attended my weekly professional development seminar where we learned about the assertion-evidence format for slideshows, a concept so intuitive the lesson was borderline infantilizing (assertion-evidence literally means you just put a sentence above an imag...

    Forum | October 2, 2023
  • From the Archives: When Hunan was a train station

    On our storied campus, there is no structure we sleep on more heavily than Hamburg Hall. In that forgotten west corner of campus (that rarely an undergrad passes through unless they're walking to Chipotle), Hamburg is smack-dab on Forbes Avenue, north of Smith Hall, east of Robert Mehrabian CIC, kitty-corner to TCS Hall, and is home to the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. Yo...

    Pillbox | September 25, 2023
  • Bakery Square expansion sparks controversy

    Bakery Square is a large commercial and residential complex in the neighborhood of East Liberty, and it may soon be growing.

    News | September 25, 2023
  • Novel-Tea: "He me fr" and terrible male protagonists

    After editing and publishing no fewer than 12 issues of novel-tea in my section last semester, I'm finally stepping up to the plate to write one of my own because this summer I, for the first time in nearly a year, read a book from cover to cover. This past July, I came across a copy of "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh," a coming of age novel about a college student in Pittsburgh — a premise which, fo...

    Forum | September 18, 2023
  • Frick Park — overview, timeline of events

    This article is part of a series on the proposed development at 6886 Forward Avenue. Next week, we will cover in more depth the ecological and logistical implications of the project, and an analysis of the positions in support of and opposed to the development.

    News | September 18, 2023

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