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Milk Shake Factory brings storefront to Pitt’s backyard

Milk Shake Factory brings storefront to Pitt’s backyard

By Stefan Bordeianu, For The Pitt News

January 10, 2019

The new Milk Shake Factory will open on Forbes Avenue in February, according to a vice president at the business. The price range for a milkshake is $5-7.

House Hunters: Oakland Edition

House Hunters: Oakland Edition

By Allison Dantinne, Staff Columnist

November 15, 2018

There comes a time in every Pitt student’s life when even grilled-cheese day at Market doesn’t make your on-campus living experience any less dismal. You’re ready to move on to bigger and better things. You’re an adult. You want to make grilled cheese yourself, whenever you want it.

Editorial: Campus Master Plan requires strong community involvement

Editorial: Campus Master Plan requires strong community involvement

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 1, 2018

The Campus Master Plan, which is projected to take 30 years to complete, is a massive undertaking that requires a continued dialogue between the University and both students and the Oakland community.

Changing seasons means more sales for Oakland businesses

Changing seasons means more sales for Oakland businesses

By Kieran Mclean, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018

For students, autumn heralds pumpkin spice, sweaters and the mass migration back to school. For Oakland restaurants, that migration means business.

Editorial: Pitt’s new surveillance cameras: well-intentioned, but not useful

Editorial: Pitt’s new surveillance cameras: well-intentioned, but not useful

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 4, 2018

Increased surveillance may seem like a step in the right direction — it could bolster security in Oakland where thousands of Pitt students reside and attend class. But Oakland isn’t in dire need of more security — and installing cameras will hardly combat domestic violence, which is one of the primary reasons they were implemented in the first place.

Islamic community comes together to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Islamic community comes together to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

June 20, 2018

As the sun rose upon Schenley Park on Friday, the park filled with hundreds ready to pray and celebrate. Children played at the petting zoo and three colorful bounce houses, and got their faces painted while parents bought food from the surrounding food trucks to celebrate Eid al-Fitr — a holiday marki...

Oakland business owners say “No More” to sexual harassment

Oakland business owners say “No More” to sexual harassment

By Sam Weber | Staff Writer

June 12, 2018

Along Oakland Avenue from Sennott Street to Forbes Avenue, local businesses and organizations came out Tuesday afternoon to celebrate a new partnership between the Southwestern PA Says No More initiative and Pittsburgh Action Against Rape. The program is called Oakland Says No More and is a campaign des...

Pitt alums aim to simplify subletting

Pitt alums aim to simplify subletting

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

For students searching for the perfect summer or fall apartment to sublet, scrolling through pages and pages of listings on Facebook or Craigslist can be an exhausting and difficult process. And for those looking for someone to sublet their place while they are away, their posts are often pushed to the b...

Produce at Pitt: New grocery store comes to Oakland

Produce at Pitt: New grocery store comes to Oakland

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

As Pitt transitions into the fall semester, students can finally stop mourning the loss of 7-Eleven and welcome the new grocery store that is coming to Forbes Avenue. Although Slurpees will no longer be available, fresh fruits and vegetables will soon enter the Oakland scene. Jim Earle, Pitt’s a...

Student restaurant deals should go beyond Oakland

Student restaurant deals should go beyond Oakland

By Delilah Bourque | Columnist

May 30, 2018

The best part of being a Pitt student is the endless dining options available around campus — and the deals that come with them. Whether it’s late-night, half-price pizzas at The Porch or Stack’d’s half-off appetizers during weeknight happy hours, you’re sure to satisfy your hungry stomach ...

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