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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

‘How much do you pay for rent?’: We asked South Oakland residents about their rent and took a look inside their apartments

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer November 18, 2022
The trend “How much do you pay for rent?” swept TikTok a few months ago. So The Pitt News staff teamed up to explore one of Pitt students’ most popular living locations 一 South Oakland.
Kitchen chairs and a table.

Bored with your home? Explore creative furniture possibilities

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer November 16, 2022
Having fun with your living space on campus can refresh your mood. Here are some new uses for furniture you already have.
Satire | Ally to renters? This South Oakland landlord claims he’s ‘one of the good ones’

Satire | Ally to renters? This South Oakland landlord claims he’s ‘one of the good ones’

By Thomas Riley, Staff Columnist November 15, 2022
As lowerclassmen begin the hunt for off-campus housing for the next school year, they may struggle to not only choose a place to rent, but also to choose a landlord. There are plenty of horror stories out there from past and current renters, but one local landlord says he’s trying to make a difference.
Pitt students buy used furniture to save money

Pitt students buy used furniture to save money

By Sarah Demchak, Staff Writer November 9, 2021
Students are already looking for off-campus living for the next academic year, and furniture shopping can get expensive. Luckily, there are various options students can use to make their apartments cute on a budget.
Halket Street in Oakland.

Opinion | You don’t have to live in Oakland

By Jessica Snyder, Staff Columnist November 9, 2021
There are many places where a Pitt student can live and enjoy their college life — it doesn’t just stop in Oakland.
“Booksmart” is one of The Pitt News Staff’s movie picks for a night in.

Staff Picks: House ‘Party’ Movies

By The Pitt News Staff November 9, 2021
These movies will get you pumped up in the comfort of your own home — pumped for love, that sweet two-day weekend and the obscene amount of popcorn you’ll make to watch them.
Satire | Housing Horoscopes: What your housing says about you

Satire | Housing Horoscopes: What your housing says about you

By Nadiya Greaser, Staff Columnist November 9, 2021
We all judge people for where they live. Here’s what your housing says about you.
The federal CARES Act was passed in March and allocated $3.9 billion for Pennsylvania’s own CARES Rent Relief Program, aimed to help those struggling with COVID-related income loss and economic struggle.

‘No room for profit’: Student renters, local landlords seek COVID-19 aid

By Maura Scrabis, Staff Writer October 14, 2020
College students have been hit especially hard, as decreased hours and cancelled internships have made tuition and rent payments challenging.
‘A different lifestyle’: Students navigate a semester at home

‘A different lifestyle’: Students navigate a semester at home

By Elizabeth Primrose, For The Pitt News October 14, 2020
Some students, such as Nish Rajkanth, are currently living in their childhood bedrooms rather than a cramped dorm room. Rajkanth, who is currently in South Brunswick, New Jersey, said taking college classes from home sometimes feels like she’s back in high school.
The Frick family’s Clayton House in Point Breeze.

Steel City architecture: Exploring Pittsburgh’s historic homes

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer October 13, 2020
If you were looking around the Pittsburgh area for a museum to frequent or an old house to tour, chances are that it was built by a famed industrialist.
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