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Plant to Plate an urban garden 'oasis' for Oakland, Pittsburgh

Plant to Plate an urban garden ‘oasis’ for Oakland, Pittsburgh

By Stephanie Roman / Staff Writer July 15, 2014

Eleanora Kaloyeropoulou crouched by the wooden planter box picking beets and kale. While this sounds like a scene from a rural or suburban landscape, she harvests these vegetables from a lot on Oakland...

Summer Guide: ‘Dragon of Sausage’ updates ‘Ubu Roi’ with darker humor

By Sam Bojarski / Staff Writer July 15, 2014

When Alfred Jarry’s classic play “Ubu Roi” first premiered in France in 1896, it was something of a “Colbert Report” of its time. But instead of laughing, theatergoers staged riots in response...

Summer Guide: Boom clap: Fireworks and Bay provide similarly dumb thrills

Summer Guide: Boom clap: Fireworks and Bay provide similarly dumb thrills

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor July 15, 2014

As I left a recent Pirates game, there were loud bangs, explosions of flames and a new Charli XCX song playing in the background. My personal hell wasn’t fuelled by chaotic riots responding to a 7-1...

Summer Guide: The Talkbox dissects Nickelodeon pop star Ariana Grande

Summer Guide: The Talkbox dissects Nickelodeon pop star Ariana Grande

By The A&E Staff July 15, 2014

Mostly so The Talkbox doesn’t come across as a club of jaded and uptight “hipster youth,” we’ll be discussing one of our favorite Top 40 artists of the summer who wouldn’t make it anywhere near...

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...

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