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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

An attendee speaks during the “Be a Good Neighbor” Town Hall in the William Pitt Union on Thursday evening.

Panel discusses renters’ rights, red flags to look out for

By Marissa Kelley, Staff Writer 12:08 am

Liz Gray highlighted a red flag that she’s seen “commonly affect students” when renting apartments and houses in Oakland.  “If all the tenants’ names are not on the lease, that’s a big...

A view of downtown Pittsburgh.

Opinion | How do we categorize the most livable cities?

By Emily O'Neil, Senior Staff Columnist February 8, 2024
How can we place living into a category? The idea that everyone finds the same attributes of a city livable is questionable. Everyone has varying parameters and ways of living. How can we categorize livability when everyone’s ideal is so different?
Residential buildings on Joe Hammer Square in South Oakland.

Students, SGB share tips for finding housing in Oakland

By Adrienne Cahillane, Senior Staff Writer November 15, 2023
For many students, November is a month filled with touring potential apartments and signing leases. Kara Sampson described the process as “challenging.”
Satire | Legions of lousy leases — a cautionary tale

Satire | Legions of lousy leases — a cautionary tale

By Alaina McCall, Staff Columnist November 15, 2023
As the old saying goes, “Heaven doesn’t last forever; one day you have to move to South O, where the streets are stained in glass and the noise goes on forever.”
Opinion | What I wish I knew before renting an apartment in South Oakland

Opinion | What I wish I knew before renting an apartment in South Oakland

By Lynnette Tibbott, Staff Columnist November 15, 2022
Eight things learned from renting an apartment off-campus.
The 300 block of Oakland Avenue.

Experts advise students on off-campus living, housing contracts and lease responsibilities

By Alex Saraff, Staff Writer November 15, 2022
Experts from Pennsylvania weigh in on what students should know before signing a lease with a landlord. Experts say tenants should be aware of their rights and responsibilities if they want to avoid being taken advantage of.
The proposed Munger Hall at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Editorial | UCSB’s Munger Hall is a mistake, not a model

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 17, 2021
UCSB’s billionaire-backed mega-dorm is based on inhumane and discredited concepts that ignore the needs of students.
Opinion | Fancy high-rises have nothing on Central Oakland

Opinion | Fancy high-rises have nothing on Central Oakland

By Ben Mankowski, Staff Columnist November 10, 2021
Living in the heart of Central Oakland, rather than the outskirts of the neighborhood where many of these luxury apartments are located, gives students the opportunity to learn how to contribute to a community.
Halket Street in Oakland.

Opinion | You don’t have to live in Oakland

By Jessica Snyder, Staff Columnist November 9, 2021
There are many places where a Pitt student can live and enjoy their college life — it doesn’t just stop in Oakland.
Satire | Housing Horoscopes: What your housing says about you

Satire | Housing Horoscopes: What your housing says about you

By Nadiya Greaser, Staff Columnist November 9, 2021
We all judge people for where they live. Here’s what your housing says about you.
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