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Interactive crime map May 30 – June 6

Interactive crime map May 30 – June 6

By The Pitt News Staff

June 7, 2017

  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 3:22 p.m. 3900 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Pitt police issued a citation to a non-affiliated person for disorderly conduct and violating a city ordinance. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 4:01 a.m. 200 Chesterfield Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Pitt police arrest...

Bus ways and bike lanes: Navigating Pittsburgh without a car

Bus ways and bike lanes: Navigating Pittsburgh without a car

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2017

Madeline Rigatti’s black boots press forcefully on the steel pedals of her orange Salsa Vaya, propelling the 25-year-old up a short, steep hill by her house. “I used to hate that hill,” Rigatti, who started commuting by bike in college 5 years ago, said. Weather permitting, Rigatti comm...

GALLERY: Retro Oakland: taking a look at Oakland’s past

GALLERY: Retro Oakland: taking a look at Oakland’s past

By The Pitt News Staff

May 29, 2017

From the Great Fire of 1845 that destroyed all of Pitt’s buildings to the demolition of Forbes Field to the 2017 removal of asbestos in the Hillman Library, Pitt has had a tumultuous past. And as Pitt students, it’s important we know about the university we attend — to know that our school used to...

Digital Plaza hosts Pitt musicians

Digital Plaza hosts Pitt musicians

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor

May 16, 2017

Bathed in a reddish, pre-sunset glow, the Forbes Digital Plaza attracts a crowd of passers-by investigating the dream pop tunes that can be heard around the corner. It’s an image that feels both distinctly Oakland and refreshing. Recently, local musicians have utilized the plaza for live concerts. The Jazz Im...

Interactive crime map April 7-April 14

Interactive crime map April 7-April 14

By The Pitt News Staff

April 17, 2017

April 8 1:44 a.m. Semple Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Pitt police arrested a non-affiliated person on a warrant. 2:59 a.m. 1400 Inverness Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Pitt police assisted city police with a burglary involving a student. Police arrested and referred one student for judicial action. 5:29 p.m. Fifth and Meyran avenues, ...

Point-Counterpoint: Bootleggers represents the classic bar

Point-Counterpoint: Bootleggers represents the classic bar

By Amber Montgomery | Opinions Editor

April 14, 2017

No alcohol-themed edition of The Pitt News would be complete without an argument for the best bar in Oakland. This year, we’re bringing you two takes on the controversial issue. Read and enjoy as two of our editors square off on their opinions for the best place to grab a drink in our beloved Oaklan...

Point-Counterpoint: A good time guaranteed at Gene’s Place

Point-Counterpoint: A good time guaranteed at Gene’s Place

By Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor

April 14, 2017

No alcohol-themed edition of The Pitt News would be complete without an argument for the best bar in Oakland. This year, we’re bringing you two takes on the controversial issue. Read and enjoy as two of our editors square off on their opinions for the best place to grab a drink in our beloved Oaklan...

Regardless of the law, consider graffiti as legitimate art

Regardless of the law, consider graffiti as legitimate art

By Elise Lavallee | Columnist

April 6, 2017

In America, graffiti is often a staple of disadvantaged communities, associated with crime and poverty, and generally unwanted. But in some places, where the culture and atmosphere differs, graffiti is a welcome aspect of the community. In a small neighborhood of Toronto, known as Kensington Mar...

Interactive crime map: March 23 – March 30

Interactive crime map: March 23 – March 30

By The Pitt News Staff

April 2, 2017

March 23 12:10 p.m. Ruskin Hall 120 Ruskin Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213: Pitt police cited two students for marijuana/disorderly conduct. 11:43 a.m. Music Building 4337 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213: Pitt police responded to a report of a criminal mischief. An investigation is pending. March 24...

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