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Editorial: Want better health? Toughen up on restaurant standards

Editorial: Want better health? Toughen up on restaurant standards

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 7, 2015

Upon entering one of Pittsburgh’s many eateries, you’ll probably find a bright green sticker smacked on the front window, signifying the Allegheny County Health Department’s approval. Most county restaurants have earned the green sticker — nearly 4,200 restaurants are adorned with the badge ...

Featured Gallery: Pirates NL Wild Card Game 2015

Featured Gallery: Pirates NL Wild Card Game 2015

By Theo Schwarz / Senior Staff Photographer

October 7, 2015

Shots fired in North Oakland late Tuesday night

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

September 23, 2015

Pittsburgh police have said shots were fired in North Oakland late on Tuesday. At approximately 11:51 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22,  officers responded to a call after shots were fired at the 300 block of North Craig Street, according to a public safety release. When zone four officers arrived at the...

USS LST 325 Visits Pittsburgh

USS LST 325 Visits Pittsburgh

By Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

September 11, 2015

Menagerie of museum-goers

Menagerie of museum-goers

By Courtesy of the Mattress Factory

June 23, 2015

Patrons attended the Mattress Factory's Urban Garden Party dressed as Madonnas, Medusas and Mickey Mouses.

East Liberty revived with quirky, caffeinated renaissance

East Liberty revived with quirky, caffeinated renaissance

By Brady Langmann / For The Pitt News

May 28, 2015

Two years ago, East Liberty was in the middle of a community-wide redevelopment project, and many of its new businesses weren’t sure if they were going to succeed.Zeke’s Coffee on Penn Avenue was about as claustrophobic as a Towers dorm room, with 11 seats and a couple tables outside, if you wanted t...

To the Point: Three Rivers Arts Festival gives students a taste of the artistic side of Pittsburgh

To the Point: Three Rivers Arts Festival gives students a taste of the artistic side of Pittsburgh

By Nick Mullen / Staff Writer

May 28, 2015

Next month, Downtown Pittsburgh will transform from a bustling metropolis into a world-class festival and celebration of the arts.Sponsored by Dollar Bank and produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the Three Rivers Arts Festival will take place downtown at Point State Park, Gateway Center and in th...

Local artists vow to revamp city public art laws

Local artists vow to revamp city public art laws

By Grace Kelly / Staff Writer

February 17, 2015

If public art in Pittsburgh had a Facebook page, it would be in a “complicated relationship” with the city — a relationship worthy of a dramatic soap opera script. Last Thursday, the city and the Public Art division of the Department of City Planning sat down to talk. This formal meeting was a...

Playing the ball

Playing the ball

By Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

October 29, 2014

Julian Dickenson in action in 2013. He has missed nearly all of the 2014 season due to a foot injury.

Changing clothes: Pittsburgh shops and shoppers adjust to fall

Changing clothes: Pittsburgh shops and shoppers adjust to fall

By Megan Wholey / For The Pitt News

October 13, 2014

The time to buy is now. Just before the leaves turn, student shoppers flock to clothing stores in search of the perfect fall and winter wardrobes.But just how do Pittsburgh’s clothing stores approach the fall season?It takes a lot of preparation. The process of acquiring fall inventory is an extensi...

Pinball in Pittsburgh: a crucial fixture in the global community

Pinball in Pittsburgh: a crucial fixture in the global community

By Jack Trainor / Staff Writer

September 24, 2014

Cryss Stephens stands over a noisy, flashing “Star Trek” pinball machine, one of the newest games released by pinball giant Stern Pinball, Inc. last year. It barks orders and phrases at Stephens as he approaches his 30th-straight minute on the game. His eyes flick around the glowing neon table in sto...

Employment Guide: Pittsburgh filmmakers need more than connections for success

Employment Guide: Pittsburgh filmmakers need more than connections for success

By Ian Flanagan / Staff Writer

September 12, 2014

For young, up-and-coming filmmakers, a passion for the movies is now just the bare minimum.“Don’t be afraid to bust your ass,” Tom Fisher, a 2012 Pitt film graduate currently working as multimedia producer at the Carnegie Museum of Art, said.Fisher emphasized the importance of a strong work ethic ...

Leading the way

Leading the way

By Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics

August 19, 2014

Senior Hilary Boxheimer is a key runner this season. 

Neko Case brings big voice, laughs to Byham Theater

Neko Case brings big voice, laughs to Byham Theater

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor

July 1, 2014

Nearly all conversations about Neko Case revolve around her voice — it’s a powerful, cutting weapon of an instrument.After Monday night’s show at the Byham Theater, Case likely sparked several new conversations about her superhuman gift, as she confirmed to fans that, yes, it’s for real.Still tour...

2014 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

2014 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

May 7, 2014

The race route took participants down Forbes Avenue. (Courtesy Pittsburgh Marathon)

Feature: Pitt students complete marathon feat

Feature: Pitt students complete marathon feat

By Dan Sostek / Staff Writer

May 7, 2014

Running a marathon isn’t something a person can just wake up and do. It’s considered one of the ultimate tests of the human body, and pushes mind, body and spirit to the brink. Pitt juniors Jared Disanti and Jake Kuhn found this out Sunday when they participated in the sixth-annual Dick’s Sport...

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

By Photo courtesy Pitt Athletics

March 17, 2014

Matt Johnson is hitting .246 and has started all of the Panthers games but one. 

Hobie Harris

Hobie Harris

By Photo courtesy Pitt Athletics

March 17, 2014

Hobie Harris has posted a 3.15 earned run average in his team-high eight appearances.

Celebration of ‘America’s Instrument’ draws young and old alike

Celebration of ‘America’s Instrument’ draws young and old alike

By Sam Bojarski / Staff Writer

November 11, 2013

In 1976, Frank Rossi joined an organization that had one goal: the preservation of America’s instrument — the banjo. It is no surprise that Rossi’s very own Pittsburgh Banjo Club shares the same goal, 37 years after Rossi started playing the instrument. But Rossi’s club has been able to do something that most other banjo clubs...

The forgotten history of the Allegheny Observatory

The forgotten history of the Allegheny Observatory

By Sam Bojarski / Staff Writer

October 2, 2013

Dan Handley has always dreamed of educating the layman on science. With a doctorate in genetics from Pitt, he is quite the anomaly in the world of film production.A biotech consultant by day, Handley is more than just a filmmaker. A chain of events in his life sparked both of these interests, leading ...

Pittsburgh’s riverfront plays host to giant rubber duck

By Andrew Fishman / Staff Writer

September 26, 2013

Pittsburgh’s early autumn days are among its best. The leaves turn into gorgeous myriad colors and the river seems even more pristine than usual. This weekend will surely be no different as pedestrians walking across the bridges downtown this Friday will have a multitude of stunningly beautiful vi...

XC

XC

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

September 20, 2013

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 31: The Pitt Panthers cross country team runs in the Duquesne Duals in Schenley Park on August 31, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Maria Nicholas

Maria Nicholas

By Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

September 18, 2013

Senior Maria Nicholas will play a key role this weekend. 

Roosa Arvas

Roosa Arvas

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

August 25, 2013

Roosa Arvas has been one of the Lady Panthers top scorers since arriving in the United States. 

A community effort

A community effort

By LaKesha Silver / MLK Project Staff

August 19, 2013

Local youth participated in a five-week program to create murals depicting themes selected by the Oakland community.

Portrait of the artist as a mentor

Portrait of the artist as a mentor

By LaKesha Silver / MLK Project Staff

August 19, 2013

Olga Brindar was the artist chosen to design the Semple Street murals.

Rob Blanc recognized as Head Athletic Trainer of the Year

Rob Blanc recognized as Head Athletic Trainer of the Year

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

April 19, 2013

Blanc has worked at Pitt for 25 years. (Courtesy Pitt Athletics)

Football: Pitt ends with losing season after bowl game defeat against Ole Miss

Football: Pitt ends with losing season after bowl game defeat against Ole Miss

By Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics

January 7, 2013

Senior wide receiver Mike Shanahan catches a fourth quarter touchdown in Pitt's bowl defeat against Ole Miss. (Photo Courtesy Pete Madia / Pitt Athletics)

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