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Don’t trivialize recreational clubs in college

(Illustration by Sylvia Freeman | Staff Illustrator)

By Grace McGinness | For The Pitt News

May 30, 2018

Before students even set foot on campus, they’re hit with the same phrase a thousand times — “college will be the best four years of of your life.” While cliche and outdated, that saying accomplishes its intended, albeit dangerous, goal — to cajole us into embracing college with open arms. Yet ...

Staff picks: Making the most of winter weather

Cold weather and gray skies fail to prevent The Pitt News sports staff from enjoying their favorite winter activities. (Illustration by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

By The Pitt News Staff

January 9, 2018

Everyone knows how depressing winter can feel in Pittsburgh. Low temperatures, gray skies and unpredictable precipitation force many to retreat indoors and suffer through long periods of inactivity while waiting for spring. The winter doesn’t need to be all bad, though. The Pitt News sports staf...

Savoring Schenley Park: the story of a green space

Bikers ride along a path in Schenley Park. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Grant Burgman | Staff Writer

May 30, 2017

Whether you’re headed over the bridge from Schenley Plaza to go for a run, play some frisbee or relax in the grass, the first thing you’ll see when you cross looks like an imposing glass castle. The building is Phipps Conservatory — a vast greenhouse filled with local and tropical plants. The conse...

Fun under 21: Pittsburgh nightlife for all ages

Cruze is a predominately gay bar in the Strip District which hosts under-21 nights every Thursday night. (Photo Courtesy of Cruze Bar)

By Janine Faust | Senior Staff Writer

May 30, 2017

CLUBS Cruze Bar This LGBTQ+ friendly nightlife staple is located in the heart of the Strip District and is home to a large dance floor and state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. Cruze is well-known for its inclusiveness as well as its high-energy atmosphere, and a few times a month it opens its d...

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