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Welcome Back: The Lunchbox, take II: our favorite Oakland desserts

Welcome Back: The Lunchbox, take II: our favorite Oakland desserts

Dessert at Pitt is easy to find. Lucky students with meal plans have access to a basically unlimited supply of ice cream, cookies, brownies, pie and cakes with one swipe at either Market Central or the...

Welcome Back: The Lunchbox: TPN dissects the Big 3 pizza shops of Atwood

Welcome Back: The Lunchbox: TPN dissects the ‘Big 3’ pizza shops of Atwood

The terms “pizza party” and “pizza after a party” contain a powerful distinction, despite their similar phrasing. The former suggests a first after-school club meeting or a reward for good behavior...

Welcome Back: TPN Staff picks Pittsburgh’s best concerts of the summer

By The Pitt News Staff August 19, 2014

Fans of nearly all genres had a show to be excited about this summer. Whether it was big pop (Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry, both at Consol Energy Center), big country (Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley),...

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...

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