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Pitt alum publishes serialized email novel

Pitt alum publishes serialized email novel

By Sarah Morris / Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under Culture

With a growing number of people flocking to Kindles and iPads for reading, publishing novels online seems to be the modern— and eco-friendly — option for contemporary literature. Adam Dove, who graduated from Pitt in 2014 with a degree in fiction writing, decided to tap into this trend and releas...

Cats cradled in Schenley Plaza for First Caturday

Cats cradled in Schenley Plaza for First Caturday

By Sarah Morris / Staff Writer

September 4, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Culture

On the grass by the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain, a crowd of several dozen people parted down the middle as a retired show cat, looking remarkably like a small lion, strutted down the path. The cat who stole everyone’s attention — Snickers — was later passed around gently from person to person ...

Multimedia zine cultivates creativity on campus

Multimedia zine cultivates creativity on campus

By Sarah Morris / Staff Writer

August 31, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Art, Culture

With the right angle and some adjusting of the photo’s exposure and saturation, Caitrin Bogart made art out of five cracked eggs she saw spattered on an Oakland street. The photograph, aptly titled “oops!,” was featured in ambi- magazine — a multimedia zine at Pitt — in February on the ma...

Transfers make the switch to Pitt but not without struggles

Transfers make the switch to Pitt but not without struggles

By Sarah Morris / Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


Filed under Culture, Top Stories

Not all new Pitt students are having their first college experience — roughly a thousand of them every year are seasoned students who have transferred from colleges and universities from around the world. And while many transfer students find their place in Oakland just like the students who starte...

Staff picks: cheap eats in Oakland

Staff picks: cheap eats in Oakland

By TPN Staff

August 21, 2017


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink

With Red Oak Cafe’s closure, Pitt students could go hungry come fall. But here at The Pitt News, we won’t let that happen. There are plenty of restaurants in Oakland to choose from — you just need to find the right spots. We’ve enlisted some editors and writers from The Pitt News to compile some o...

Podcasts and prose: TPN’s entertainment picks for the summer

Podcasts and prose: TPN’s entertainment picks for the summer

By TPN Staff

July 19, 2017


Filed under Culture

When we’re not busy writing, some of us at The Pitt News try to find time to read a book or listen to a podcast. Here are suggestions to kick back with and enjoy before classes resume in a few short weeks. BOOKS “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh” by Michael Chabon — Sarah Morris / For the Pit...

Cooking up mystery: Kathleen George reflects on her recent book

Cooking up mystery: Kathleen George reflects on her recent book

By Sarah Morris / For The Pitt News

June 14, 2017


Filed under Culture

One hundred years after the Johnstown Flood, a fictional 104-year-old survivor feels sure her twin sister is still alive and, once she reveals this long-kept secret to two journalists, their stories begin to impossibly entwine in Kathleen George’s “The Johnstown Girls.” George, a theater arts professor at Pitt, is...

Staff picks: finding the city’s coolest coffee shops

Staff picks: finding the city’s coolest coffee shops

By TPN Staff

May 29, 2017


Filed under Culture

Although Oakland’s coffee shop scene is dominated by Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, local and independently-owned coffee shops are only a short walk or bus ride away. Pittsburgh has more than merely chains — the city thrives off of independent and local businesses, including coffeehouses. Editors and wr...

Not adding up: mystery protractors pop up around Pittsburgh

Not adding up: mystery protractors pop up around Pittsburgh

By Sarah Morris For The Pitt News

May 29, 2017


Filed under Culture

Taking a stroll down a sidewalk on Centre Avenue, you might glance over at a utility box on the corner and if you’re lucky, you might see — attached to it with a generous amount of glue — the kind of protractor from high school geometry class. And this doesn’t only happen in Friendship — these protracto...

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