The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Walnut Capital advertisements in South Oakland.

‘Very impressed’: Walnut Capital, residents reflect on Oakland Crossings revisions

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer April 20, 2022
With zoning changes for developer Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossings project heading back to Pittsburgh City Council, president Todd Reidbord said the changes were a compromise between the company and City officials.
The outside of the Amos Starbucks.

‘Put their money where their mouth is’: Oakland Starbucks workers fight to unionize

By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor April 19, 2022
When Sam Knapp, a shift supervisor at the Amos Hall Starbucks, saw that his employees’ wellness was deteriorating, he decided to take action and sent a message to Workers United.
A student writes chemistry problems.

Students express mixed reactions to return of in-person finals

By Trevor Weinstock, For The Pitt News April 19, 2022
Finals season is no one’s favorite time of year, but the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed students to see other options for final exams. Many still have the option of in-person or online finals next week.
Drew White, a senior majoring in supply chain management and business information systems, in the Cathedral of Learning.

Graduating seniors say goodbye to a complicated college experience

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer April 19, 2022
Many graduating seniors experienced a range of ups and downs throughout their college years, thanks largely to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has reshaped the college experience for seniors who are now preparing to graduate in less than two weeks.
A shelf in the Pitt Pantry, based out of Bellefield Presbyterian Church.

Pitt students fight food insecurity with new coalition

By Kendall Swift, Staff Writer April 19, 2022
Across the country, around 39% of college students struggle with food insecurity. At Pitt, a new group is fighting to make a change on campus.
Starbucks at Amos Hall on Fifth Avenue.

NLRB to mail union ballots for Amos Hall Starbucks, tally results on May 6

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer April 17, 2022
The National Labor Relations Board will mail ballots this Thursday to Starbucks employees deciding whether to unionize the coffee chain’s Amos Hall location on Pitt’s campus. The board will then count the ballots on May 6.
Pitt students pray Maghrib, the Evening Prayer, during the Muslim Student Association’s iftar in the William Pitt Union last Thursday night.

‘Striving for a collective goodness’: Pitt students observe Ramadan

By Ryleigh Lord, Staff Writer April 17, 2022
Ramadan, the ninth and holiest month of the Islamic calendar, is observed through a 30-day period of fasting from dawn until dusk. Pitt’s Muslim Student Association runs twice-weekly iftars at sundown, which are the meals held each evening to mark the end of the daily fast.
The Pittsburgh Athletic Association building under construction in fall 2020.

No updates in tenant search for Walnut Capital’s PAA building

By Betul Tuncer, Assistant News Editor April 17, 2022
There are no updates on Walnut Capital’s efforts to secure tenants for the historic Pittsburgh Athletic Association building on Fifth Avenue. The Shadyside-based developer announced last June that it completed construction and restoration of the six-story building.
News desk says ‘so long’ to graduating seniors

News desk says ‘so long’ to graduating seniors

By Martha Layne, News Editor April 17, 2022
The news desk is bidding farewell to two graduating seniors, both of whom rightfully earned their titles of senior staff writer.
Ruskin Hall.

Ruskin goes green with new composting program

By Samantha Salz, Staff Writer April 15, 2022
The Compost Collective, made up of Amanda Lee, Celeste Calderon and Fiona Benge, piloted a composting program for students living in Ruskin Hall last month. The collective aims to make composting an easy and routine practice for students living in apartment-style residence halls.
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