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Pitt student’s death being investigated as a homicide

Pitt student’s death being investigated as a homicide

By The Pitt News Staff

October 8, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Crime, News

Pittsburgh police are investigating a homicide in Oakland after finding a deceased Pitt student Sunday morning. The Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Sunday night that the student was Alina Sheykhet, a 20-year-old woman. University spokesperson Joe Miksch confirmed she was a Pitt stud...

Berra leaves off-field legacy of words

Berra leaves off-field legacy of words

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 23, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

As a Yankees fan, I’m not going to miss the departed Lawrence “Yogi” Berra most for his baseball career. His No. 8 will hang forever in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park — no player will wear it again. But as much as I love shutting down other baseball fans with “27 rings,” I was alive for...

Death Cult: Our obsession with celebrity death

Death Cult: Our obsession with celebrity death

By Shawn Cooke / Staff Writer

February 3, 2014


Filed under Archives

Just hours before the Super Bowl kickoff on Sunday, news broke that Hollywood lost one of its finest actors — Philip Seymour Hoffman.The story first came to my attention through a Facebook post that read: “Rest in peace Philip. You were a great actor.”Sure, Hoffman was a great actor, but hardly a member of the A-l...

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