School is now in session

If you missed last week’s ‘Back to School’ stories, we’re bringing you a handy dandy recap, SparkNotes style.

by Lindsay Patross
September 14, 2020

Uh-oh. Did you forget to do the required summer reading before school starts up? Don’t fret.

To bookend our Very Local Back to School campaign, we’re wrapping up this week-long theme with some SparkNotes. Scroll down for a quick peek at some of our favorite stories from last week, categorized by school subject.

PHYS ED
Take a dance class right from your own living room; no partner required.

HOME EC
Stir up some new cooking skills this fall. We’ve got a roundup of Pittsburgh-based cooking classes you can connect with from the comfort of your home kitchen.

HISTORY
Check out these untold tales of Pittsburgh. Sue Morris – AKA the Historical Dilettante – has your dose of local history.

SCIENCE
Level up your stargazing game with the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh. We chatted with Vice President Zakery Koban to see how backyard astronomy hobbyists are reaching new heights.

LANGUAGE
Ever wonder why we say the things we say here in Pittsburgh? Professor Barbara Johnstone wrote the book on Pittsburghese – she’s got our local linguistics lesson locked in for you lingo lovers.

HOME EC
We’re having fun with fermentation, featuring Trevor Ring of Community Cultures. Send this story to a friend who loves beer. Or kombucha. Or sauerkraut. Or kimchi. You get it.

 

You can see a round up of all of our Back to School week stories here.

 

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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