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All grown up: Best entertainment for college students

All grown up: Best entertainment for college students

By The A&E Staff May 28, 2014

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the CityEarly last summer when Vampire Weekend’s in-your-face double entendre of a song “Diane Young” could be heard at your local Kohl’s or township swimming...

Panther Card every Pitt student’s pass to free entertainment

By Jack Trainor / Staff Writer May 28, 2014

Getting around in a big city can be confusing for a lot of students, especially freshmen who are leaving a small town for the first time. Here’s a piece of advice: Keep your student ID (Panther Card)...

South Side gives Pittsburgh communal night-life scene

By Andrew Fishman / Staff Writer May 28, 2014

The greater city of Pittsburgh houses dozens of smaller neighborhoods, each with their own culture and attractions. Oakland is home to Pitt students, of course, while the North Shore is known for its beautiful...

Residential Squirrel Hill shouldn’t be turn-off for students

Although Squirrel Hill is often viewed as Carnegie Mellon University’s domain because of its proximity to the neighboring university, Pitt students should still be encouraged to venture down Forbes Avenue...

Oakland offers students variety of diverse eating

By Richard Koppenaal / Staff Writer May 28, 2014

Upon arriving in Oakland, the number of places to eat can be a bit overwhelming for a first-time Pitt student. With an enormous dining hall and places such as Chick-fil-A, Burger King and Einstein Bros...

Mattress Factory's exhibit transcends Middle East politics with art

Mattress Factory’s exhibit transcends Middle East politics with art

By Grace Kelly / Staff Writer May 28, 2014

Editors Note: The Mattress Factory has cancelled the Sites of Passage exhibition because a majority of the artists withdrew. Due to our accelerated production schedule for the New Student Guide, The Pitt...

The A&E Staff reviews Pitt's freshman dorm offerings

The A&E Staff reviews Pitt’s freshman dorm offerings

By The A&E Staff May 28, 2014

The Pitt News A&E staff reviews all of Pitt’s freshman dorms in the style of a movie, album or video game review.  Disclaimer: Since none of our staff lived in or was familiar with Forbes Hall, we were...

Pittsburgh's large performance spaces draw diverse lineup

Pittsburgh’s large performance spaces draw diverse lineup

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer May 28, 2014

Mr. Small’s Funhouse400 Lincoln Ave.MillvaleMr. Small’s more than makes up for its quaint size with an awesome, earsplitting PA sound system. Shows are often filled to bursting at a 650-person capacity,...

Small venues foster both rising national and local talent

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor May 28, 2014

Though Mr. Small’s Theater and the Altar Bar might seem like small rooms in comparison to the mammoth spaces of Consol Energy Center and First Niagara Pavilion, both the roughly 500-person capacity venues...

Martin Creed Exhibit

Martin Creed Exhibit

November 20, 2013

The ability of modern art to turn the mundane into the intellectually engaging has persisted since the fateful day that Marcel Duchamp famously scrawled “R.Mutt” onto a urinal and entered it into the...

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