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Pittsburgh: the city of bridges and renters

By Jessica Craig / Columnist

November 14, 2014


Filed under Opinions, Specials, Specials / Rentalguide2014

You studied for 12 straight hours at Hillman Library, took the last final of your undergraduate career and now, as you don your black graduation gown with your diploma in hand, and mom snaps a pictures every second she can, your mind drifts to your future, your career and your next home. Freshman year,...

David Hartman’s house

David Hartman’s house

By Nicole Guy / Staff Photographer

November 13, 2014


Filed under Campus, News, Specials, Specials / Rentalguide2014

Flip houses, get money: Freshman turns to fellow students

Flip houses, get money: Freshman turns to fellow students

By Meagan Hart / Staff Writer

November 13, 2014


Filed under Campus, News, Specials, Specials / Rentalguide2014

Dave Hartman spent spring break during his freshman year in the basement of an Oakland house wading through sewage.“I resolved some fairly substantial plumbing problems. It wasn’t exactly Punta Cana,” Hartman said. “I did put a ton of work into the houses, but I bought them extremely cheap. My ...

Far and away: some students prefer life well outside of Oakland

Far and away: some students prefer life well outside of Oakland

By Danah Bialoruski / For The Pitt News

November 13, 2014


Filed under City, News, Specials, Specials / Rentalguide2014

The grimy, dingy houses of Oakland aren’t for everyone.Some students trade the convenient location to move further off campus for a variety of reasons. In some cases, they got in the house-hunting game too late, and in others, students simply felt like living in a neighborhood outside of Oakland.S...

Don’t be that guy: How to be a good roommate

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Staff Writer

November 13, 2014


Filed under Campus, News, Specials, Specials / Rentalguide2014

Just months into the semester, charged arguments, passive-aggressive comments and snarky sticky-note messages make way for the opening shots of the roommate wars. “We definitely are at the end of the honeymoon period,” Luke Jennings, a resident assistant in Tower B, said of his residents. “I ...

The future of ‘cool’: predicting the next classic college posters

The future of ‘cool’: predicting the next classic college posters

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor

November 13, 2014


Filed under Culture, Movies, Specials, Specials / Rentalguide2014

What’s going to be the next “Pulp Fiction?” The next “Scarface?” The next “Big Lebowski?”No, I’m not trying to guess the next brilliant, scrambled-narrative crime flick, mob boss drama or classic Coen brothers comedy — they’re all vintage posters that more than a few of your frien...

Gentrification of Pittsburgh

Gentrification of Pittsburgh

By Meghan Sunners / Staff Photographer

November 13, 2014


Filed under City, News, Specials, Specials / Rentalguide2014

Dear Kelly: Subletter Edition

By The A&E Staff

November 13, 2014


Filed under Culture, Culture / Dear Kelly, Specials, Specials / Rentalguide2014

Dear Kelly,My subletter is a nightmare. He filthies up the kitchen and sits in the living room all day playing his PlayStation 3. I feel bound to my bedroom. What’s the best way to cope with the situation?Sincerely,Trapped in the BedroomDear Trapped in the Bedroom,I’ve been there. Just last summer, I lived with the most bizarre h...

Neighborhoods in transition: Gentrification hits Pittsburgh

Neighborhoods in transition: Gentrification hits Pittsburgh

By Brett Wilson / Staff Writer

November 13, 2014


Filed under City, News, Specials, Specials / Rentalguide2014

Daniel Stavros of Braddock said Pittsburgh still hasn’t recovered since the city’s steel mills barred their doors. “Even after all this time, we still see many people struggling to make ends meet, and the neighborhood I live in is still doing pretty poorly many years later,” Stavros, 56, sa...

Living large in the Cathedral suites

Living large in the Cathedral suites

By Anjana Murali / Staff Writer

November 13, 2014


Filed under Campus, News, Specials / Rentalguide2014

The current residents of the Cathedral Suites had no idea what was in store for them as they walked into their new home. With a staircase extending to a second floor loft, a huge living room with ceiling to floor windows and a kitchen area, the six students were beyond pleased with the living space....

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