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Pitt alum publishes serialized email novel

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)
September 14, 2017

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...

Cats cradled in Schenley Plaza for First Caturday

Several people gather around a cat near Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain during Caturday on Monday afternoon. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)
September 4, 2017

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...

Multimedia zine cultivates creativity on campus

Both pages were published in the fall of 2016 under the theme entitled
August 30, 2017

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...

Transfers make the switch to Pitt but not without struggles

Grace Anderson (middle) transferred to Pitt after attending Duquesne her freshman year. (Photo Courtesy of Grace Anderson)
August 28, 2017

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...

Staff picks: cheap eats in Oakland

Hello Bistro's cuisine features a variety of salads and burgers. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)
August 21, 2017

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...

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

Pitt News Staff chose their favorite books and podcasts. (Photos via Flickr)
July 18, 2017

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...

Cooking up mystery: Kathleen George reflects on her recent book

Photo Courtesy of Kathleen George.
June 13, 2017

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...

Staff picks: finding the city’s coolest coffee shops

(Photos by John Hamilton | Editor-In-Chief)
May 29, 2017

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...

Not adding up: mystery protractors pop up around Pittsburgh

This protractor was placed on the bridge leading to Phipps Conservatory and Schenley Park. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)
May 29, 2017

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...

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