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Exploring Pittsburgh’s Parks | Mellon Park

Exploring Pittsburgh’s Parks | Mellon Park

By Nick Suarez, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

On the grounds of what used to be the estate of philanthropic industrialist R.B. Mellon, Mellon Park consists of gently sloping hills, dispersed trees and two gardens, all encircled by an iron fence.  

Oakland Outlook: Feeling welcome by walking

Oakland from Pitt’s upper campus.

By Sarah Stager, For The Pitt News

September 26, 2019

In this week's Oakland Outlook, Sarah Stager talks about how she came to know and love Oakland by walking around the neighborhood.

Best neighborhoods for off-campus adventures

Sephora and Coffee Tree Roasters sit side by side on Walnut Street in Shadyside. (Photo by Janine Faust | Contributing Editor)

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

August 20, 2018

For many new Pitt students, the busy, exciting atmosphere of city life is one of the reasons they chose to attend an urban university. With Oakland’s many hospitals, restaurants, drugstores and parks surrounding our campus, students have a good idea of what life is like in an urban area. But what many...

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