The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Editorial | Students need to support small and independent restaurants

Editorial | Students need to support small and independent restaurants

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 27, 2023
If you walk on Forbes at just about any time of the day, you’ll see people entering and leaving many eateries. You’ll probably also see students making the trek down from the Pete with a white bag imprinted with a red chicken on it, too.  The issue isn’t the existence of large corporate chains, because let’s be serious, a good burrito bowl hits the spot. But it's still important to consider the small, worthwhile places that rely on students’ business. The Pitt News’ “Best Of” survey awarded some of these shops, but there were others it missed. 
The Cathedral of Learning.

10 perks you may not know you have as a Pitt student

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor January 30, 2023
Being a Panther has its perks 一 but many people don’t know what they are. Here’s a round-up of 10 advantages there are to life at Pitt.
Pittsburgh city council members discuss Oakland zoning proposals in a public meeting over Zoom.

City Council hears divided opinions on Oakland zoning proposal

By Colm Slevin, Assistant News Editor December 6, 2022
Pittsburgh city council has limited time to vote on controversial Oakland zoning proposals that have the potential to reshape the neighborhood or restart the lengthy process.
A carne asada burrito and a rice bowl from El Jefe’s Taqueria on Forbes Avenue.

Restaurant Review: El Jefe’s Taqueria Oakland

By Jacob Mraz, Staff Writer November 18, 2022
pened in July, El Jefe’s Taqueria is the newest restaurant in the former Kings Court Theater. Students should appreciate it as a Chipotle-adjacent option that is a short distance from campus with long operating hours for late night cravings.
Cars parked on a street in Oakland.

Faculty, students complain about decade-long parking waitlist, lack of available spots on campus

By Madilyn Cianci, Staff Writer November 16, 2022
Amid the closing of more University parking every year, permit applicants are waiting over 13 years for a spot.
Satire | Things Oakland needs

Satire | Things Oakland needs

By Paige Wasserman, Senior Staff Columnist September 8, 2022
Oakland has quite a few empty storefronts that could use some action.
Monday’s Development Activities meeting to discuss Parcel “A” of Oakland Crossings.

Walnut Capital, Oakland community discuss Parcel ‘A’

By Pamela Smith, Contributing Editor July 12, 2022
When Jon Kamin, an attorney representing Walnut Capital, was asked how Parcel “A” of Oakland Crossings is going to fit into the South Oakland neighborhood, he said the development and management firm was “very proud” of the project design.
The Cathedral of Learning alongside the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain.

Editorial | The top 7 best things about staying in Oakland for the summer

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 24, 2022
Here are the best parts about staying near campus over the summer.
Fruits and vegetables on shelves at Forbes Street Market.

Opinion | Central Oakland has a food accessibility problem

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist March 4, 2022
Oakland residents deserve more affordable food options.
OPDC at its Tuesday night meeting over Zoom to discuss developer Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossings proposal.

Oakland residents, Mayor Gainey talk Oakland Crossings at public meeting

By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor January 26, 2022
During Tuesday night’s Oakland Planning and Development Corp. community meeting, Mayor Ed Gainey met with Oakland residents who shared their thoughts on the Oakland Crossings proposal.
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