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TPN earns 17 awards at College Media Business and Advertising Managers

(Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | News Editor

April 6, 2018

College Media Business and Advertising Managers presented The Pitt News with 17 awards for excellence in business operations, marketing and promotions during the organization’s 46th annual Advertising Awards Competition Saturday. According to the CMBAM website, the awards ceremony recognizes excel...

Christmas consumerism doesn’t make for war

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Noah Manalo | For The Pitt News

December 8, 2017

It’s not truly Christmastime in my family until we’re forced out into the cold for an impromptu caroling session around the neighborhood. Afterward, we’ll drive Downtown for an evening of ice-skating under Pittsburgh’s largest Christmas tree. Another, more unfortunate telltale sign of the season is the ree...

Pitt Students Pitch Against the Clock

Junior mechanical engineering major Andrei Mihailescu and his teammates entered the shopping network app, “Tag Along,” in Pitt’s Innovation Institute’s 24-hour Startup Blitz. (Photo courtesy of Andrei Mihailescu)

By Madeline Gavatorta, Janine Faust and Caroline Bourque | The Pitt News Staff

October 10, 2017

In the corner of the O’Hara student lobby Saturday morning, Jacob Saletsky practiced his pitch for an app, stopping to listen to the critiques and suggestions of his teammates. “You speak too much on this slide,” Veysel Gokbel said. “Can I just — real quick — we never directly asked that...

Panthers Past and Present Produce Profit

Amaratunga and Aniff created their app, Ediyu, after spending two and a half years and $10,000 to produce it. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Anish Salvi | For The Pitt News

September 15, 2017

Whether its crafting art or creating apps, Pitt students are finding ways to turn their passion projects into profit. For some, the track to success took unexpected turns through cadaver labs and art studios, while for others it was a matter of making life a little easier. Pitt seniors Brian Ama...

Creating careers: Pitt grads start their own businesses

One of the store's two locations is primarily dedicated to comics while the other is dedicated to games of all kinds. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Salina Pressimone / Staff Writer

September 15, 2017

On any weekend night on South Craig Street, passersby can hear the sounds of wails accompany the tune of pop songs emitted by the karaoke house on the corner. Wedged tight among Irish cuisine and artisan jewelry, KBox Karaoke’s dim purple curtains bring private karaoke culture to musically incline...

Next-day shopping? How Whole Foods and Amazon could change the game

Whole Food's partnership with Amazon could be a positive, if the food retailers' values win out. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

By Levko Karmazyn | For The Pitt News

September 6, 2017

You could never accomplish today what John Mackey and Renee Lawson did in 1978 Austin, Texas. The college-dropout couple opened what would eventually become Whole Foods, which Amazon bought in August for $13.7 billion. Many criticized the natural food marketplace for “selling out” to Amazon, and feel tha...

Oakland’s businesses adapt to fewer students in summer

Co-owner of Groceria Merante, Filomena Merante, interacts with a customer over the deli counter in March. She says the store thrives in the summer, even with less students around. (TPN File Photo)

By Henry Glitz | News Editor

July 18, 2017

The warm summer sun beat down this week as business owners across Oakland opened their doors for a day mostly like any other day. The only difference was a conspicuous lack of their main customers — students. Mid-July is undeniably a relatively quiet time of the year in Oakland. With just a few summer...

The Pitt News wins awards for advertising, marketing

The Pitt News won third place in CMBAM’s sponsored content category for Financial Fridays.

By John Hamilton / Assistant News Editor

April 4, 2017

College Media Business and Advertising Managers doled out nine awards to The Pitt News for excellence in business operations, marketing and promotions during the organization’s annual award ceremony Saturday. CMBAM’s annual awards ceremony recognizes excellence in business and advertising oper...

Sports Business Association prepares students for work in athletics

Courtesy of Sports Business Association.

By Steve Rotstein / Staff Writer

February 5, 2016

Before Melissa Mele and Kelley George decided to put a non-sports fanatic in charge of Pitt’s Sports Business Association, previous leaders couldn’t seem to keep the club itself in business. “[Mele and George] needed that outside look, that person that could tie in everything other than sports...

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