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Retro Oakland: Panther Statues

Retro Oakland: Panther Statues

By Marissa Perino and Lexi Kennell

October 12, 2017


Filed under Culture

Just because the panther is a statue, it doesn’t mean it hasn’t changed. The panther was chosen as our mascot because of its intimidating nature, its nativity to the Pittsburgh region and its ancient standing as a noble animal, but most importantly it was chosen because no other university used it...

Retro Oakland: Learning about our university’s leaders

Retro Oakland: Learning about our university’s leaders

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Culture

Although Pitt students today have grown accustomed to a chancellor who takes selfies with each upcoming class and tweets regularly, past leaders of Pitt had different approaches to interacting with students. There have been 18 Pitt chancellors — and each one impacted the University as we know it t...

Retro Oakland: taking a look at Pitt campus buildings

Retro Oakland: taking a look at Pitt campus buildings

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor

August 21, 2017


Filed under Culture

Students walk down Fifth and Ruskin Avenues and pass Langley Hall every day, but many have no idea that two people died in an explosion in that very building about 40 years ago. In The Pitt News’ New Student Guide that was published earlier in the summer, I started a series — Retro Oakland — that f...

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