One thing that the University of Pittsburgh does not lack is diversity. Students flock to Pitt from all across the world, bringing different cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. With all of these unique languages, traditions, beliefs, and behaviors, Pitt could be a splintered campus, but it’s not. There is at least one thing that unites us all — our undying love for Cathy.
“Cathy” is of course referring to the Cathedral of Learning, the tallest academic building in the US, as well as the second tallest gothic-styled building in the world. Although outsiders may not understand our adoration of a building, Pitt students know that she is a queen, the most regal of babes.
Unfortunately, our Cathy-gazing is oft cut short due to travels and darkness. In those instances, we can only try to find meaning (ie reminders of Cathy) in objects around us. In the case that you are unable to look up or out the window at our lady, I’ve compiled a collection of foods that resemble her.
1. This Ear of Corn
If you look closely, you’ll see each of her 42 floors.
2. These Unbaked Cronut Ice Cream Cones
Narrow at the top and full of good stuff, just like our Lady.
3. This Coconut Matcha Pop
Matcha may be trendy in the US right now, but Cathy is forever classic.
4. This Deconstructed Kit-Kat
The grid-like pattern is reminiscent of a certain academic building I know.
5. This Sub
Buy this sandwich in the Strip District then bus back to Oakland so you can gaze at Cathy while eating it.
6. These Unbaked Pretzel Pizza Mozzarella Sticks
What’s better than one Cathy? Maybe eight.
7. This Wafer Cookie
The resemblance is uncanny.
8. These Pickles
Pickled foods are good for your gut: Cathy is good for your soul.
Cinnamon rolls are good but Cathy is better.
10. This Uncooked Spring Roll
Cathy in the springtime>>>
11. That Piece of Celery
What do you do when you’re stuck in South O and in need of a drink? Find out which bar closely matches your personality and head over.
12. This Coconut Cashew Quest Bar
You can buy a Quest bar for like $2.50. Cathy is priceless.
13. This Baguette
All of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections