In just three weeks, we're going to be celebrating our one year anniversary at the Ace Hotel. Get your tickets here to enjoy DJs, drinks, food, a photo booth and more! Added bonus: If you order your tickets right now, you could be one of the first 200 to do so, meaning you'll get an awesome swag bag. So what do you get? So glad you asked.
On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced a wind-down of DACA, the Obama-era program that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation. In Pittsburgh, the reaction was swift, with some joining protesters in Washington, D.C., and others planning sit-ins at the offices of local congressional leaders seen as complicit. According to the Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Roman Catholic Bishop David Zubik even weighed in, urging supporters of the Dreamers — those protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — to continue fighting for them.
It is a criminal case that sums up the year in politics — and almost certainly the year to come. It involves a Mt. Lebanon Democratic committeeman charged with stealing newspapers from the Pittsburgh office of U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, a Republican. It also involves differing accounts of why he may have done it, with Murphy's office linking the thefts to a pattern of harassment and vandalism from opponents, and the committeeman insisting he just wanted a free paper. But whatever his motivation and whatever the outcome of the case, the dueling narratives around it reflect a political climate short on middle ground and long on animosity.
According to the honor code at Chatham University, students can be removed from campus housing or expelled for harming themselves, expressing suicidal thoughts or attempting suicide. The policy also states that mental health conditions, or the use of drugs and alcohol, will not “diminish or excuse a violation” of the honor code, PublicSource reports. But while the university says the policy is meant to protect students, three former students who self-injured while attending classes there say it might have the opposite effect.
If you've ever dreamed of being a DJ or producer, now's your chance. Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers will offer a chance for hands-on experience with modular synthesizers, drum machines and effects pedals. Plus, you can watch demos, ask questions and see live performances.
Where: Spirit at 242 51st St. (Lawrenceville)
When: September 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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The University of Pittsburgh's Nationality Rooms are immersive depictions of various cultures from around the world. They're housed in the campus's Cathedral of Learning and were conceived of before the cathedral was even built. In this virtual tour of the rooms courtesy of PennLive, you can take a look at each of the 30 rooms already on display. You can also imagine what the Iranian and Finnish rooms that are set to be added to the program in the next few years might look like once they're complete.
Already dreaming of your weekend plans? Honestly, same. Here's an idea: The Ultimate Pittsburgh Doughnut Road Trip. Courtesy of Good Food Pittsburgh, this road trip will take you 10 stops for sweet treats throughout the region.