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Pitt alums aim to simplify subletting

Christian Snyder | Editor in Chief

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

The Market on Forbes IGA closed last April after nine years of serving the Oakland community. While students appreciated the convenience and location of one of the few food markets in Oakland, competition with bigger grocery stores made it difficult for IGA to stay open. (The Pitt News File Photo)

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

Located right by Pitt's campus on Oakland Avenue, Fuel and Fuddle offers students a late-night menu with half-price options. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

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 ...

Pitt alums remember Peter’s Pub

Peter’s Pub on Oakland Avenue will close its doors for the last time Friday, 
May 25. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

By Samuel Weber | Staff Writer

May 23, 2018

At Peter’s Pub in Oakland this past weekend, the generally happy atmosphere of a normal Sunday night was nowhere to be found. Bar staff and friends sat around the bar reminiscing about their time working and hanging out at the Oakland staple, which will be closing its doors after 44 years. In a F...

Peter’s Pub announces upcoming closing

(TPN File Photo)

By Grant Burgman | News Editor

May 16, 2018

Peter’s Pub, a staple of the Oakland bar scene, will close its doors at the end of the month after 44 years of business. The popular bar on Oakland Avenue announced its upcoming closing on its Facebook page in a post Wednesday afternoon. “It is with heavy hearts, and tears in our eyes, that...

Wrestler Bruno Sammartino, Oakland native, dies at 82

 Former professional wrestler and Oakland native Bruno Sammartino died Wednesday at age 82. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

Bruno Sammartino, a former professional wrestler and Oakland native, died Wednesday after battling health issues for the last two months. His wife, Carol, and two of his sons were at his side when he died peacefully. He was 82. Sammartino was born in October of 1935 and immigrated to South Oakland from Pizzo...

Gene’s Place raises the bar in #PittMadness challenge

Gene Ney pours a beer at his Oakland bar, Gene’s Place.

By Amanda Reed / Contributing Editor

April 13, 2018

Move over, Villanova — there’s a new bracket winner in town. Gene’s Place, located on Louisa Street in Oakland, won the Barstool Pitt #PittMadness bracket challenge April 11, beating out student favorites like Mario’s South Side Saloon, Garage Door Saloon, Hemingway’s Cafe and Peter’s Pub ...

Feminists march for inclusivity

Members of the Pitt Progressives’ Socialist Feminist Working Group march as a part of the group’s “You Deserve, We Deserve” week. (Photo by Divyanka Bhatia | Staff Photographer)

By Janine Faust | Assistant News Editor

April 6, 2018

Marchers waving signs made out of cardboard, paper and pizza boxes drew the attention of passersby as they wove their way through Pitt’s campus and Oakland Thursday evening — chanting in support of women of all sexualities and races. One of the pizza boxes read “Injustice anywhere is a threat to...

Matisse the Cat: The purrfect neighbor

When Matisse isn’t licking her own fur or buzzing with a purr, she roams the streets of Oakland looking for a comfortable leg to rub up against.

By Henry Glitz & John Hamilton

April 5, 2018

Bearing a name like Matisse might seem like an awful lot of responsibility for a lot of people — living up to such a well-cultured namesake can be a challenge. But on a stretch of Parkview Avenue in Oakland, from Oakland Square to the Boulevard of the Allies, you’d think the famous French painte...

Halal: Is it meat you’re looking for?

 Forbes Gyro, located on Forbes Avenue in Central Oakland, offers specials that contain a generous amount of food for a reasonable price. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Shahum Ajmal | Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

When asked about my diet, I’ve stated the same phrase countless times. “Depending on my options, I'm either a vegetarian, pescatarian or meat eater,” I say. I am a 19-year-old Muslim, so when it comes to eating, the wheres and whys are a little more complicated than deciding between a sweet o...

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