About Me

Hi there. My name is Delilah, and I'm a senior undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. I study English writing, with a concentration in fiction, as well as public and professional writing. 

I first fell in love with writing at The Pitt News, the university's student paper, in February 2018. Though I started as an opinions columnist, writing about once a week mostly about politics and social issues, I became culture (our term for arts & entertainment) editor for the 2019-2020 academic year. Through my experience at The Pitt News, I have seen firsthand how local papers can influence and help their communities, and the importance of print journalism, even in an increasingly digital age. 

Currently, I am interning with Pitt's Department of Computer Science and taking a class where I have the honor of being a staff writer for Sampsonia Way magazine, as well as doing some freelance work. After graduating in May of 2021, I hope to find a full-time position that allows me to do what I do best: write. 

Look below to see one of my favorite pieces I've done as part of The Pitt News, featured in our annual Silhouettes magazine in April 2019!

The Pitt News

Madi Scull: Carving out space

On any given afternoon on the fourth floor of the Cathedral of Learning, tucked between various English department offices, you’ll find Madi Scull studying at one of the heavy wood tables in the elevator lobby. When not working, studying or volunteering, Scull is a homebody who shares their home with their four cats. Scull, a senior triple major in communication rhetoric, sociology, and gender, sexuality and women’s studies, is bashful when it comes to their academic rigor. “It’s been an adventure. I usually make the joke that I did it because I hate myself, but that’s not true,” they said. “I just really love school.”
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Remember to look up at the stars, and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.

Dr. Stephen Hawking

Bonus photo of my beloved family dog, Duncan

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