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Pitt alums remember Peter’s Pub

Pitt alums remember Peter’s Pub

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

Peter’s Pub announces upcoming closing

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

Wrestler Bruno Sammartino, Oakland native, dies at 82

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’s Place raises the bar in #PittMadness challenge

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

Feminists march for inclusivity

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

Matisse the Cat: The purrfect neighbor

By Henry Glitz & John Hamilton

April 4, 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?

Halal: Is it meat you’re looking for?

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...

Zaki defies genre in debut of self-titled album

Zaki defies genre in debut of self-titled album

By Sarah Connor, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

Jesse Descutner, a 2016 Pitt graduate, heard the environmental term “urban heat island” in an undergraduate urban studies class and immediately thought it would be a good name for his band. In that same class, Descutner, a guitarist, met bassist Sean O’Connor, a 2017 Pitt graduate. The two ...

Pitt students condemn catcalling

Pitt students condemn catcalling

By Joanna Li | Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

As a 12-year-old, Sophia Marshall stepped out of the house feeling confident in the outfit she had picked out that morning. As she waited for a friend by the local high school, she heard a sharp whistle from out of the window of a passing car — her first experience with catcalling. Marshall, now a...

Oakland Restaurant Week hosts 6 days of $6 lunches

Oakland Restaurant Week hosts 6 days of $6 lunches

By Shahum Ajmal and Elizabeth Donnelly | For The Pitt News

January 30, 2018

Students on a budget can ditch Market Central for the week and try out a new restaurant on Forbes or Fifth Avenue for a discounted price instead. Oakland Restaurant Week — which takes place from Monday, Jan. 29, to Saturday, Feb. 3 — is hosted and funded by the Oakland Business Improvement Di...

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