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Southwestern restaurant spices up Schenley Plaza

Southwestern restaurant spices up Schenley Plaza

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

The style of food at Robert Sayre’s new restaurant has confused some passersby. “We’ve had to convince Pittsburgh that it’s a New Mexican restaurant, not a ‘new’ Mexican restaurant. So that’s been a bit of a struggle at times,” Sayre said with a laugh. Sayre is the owner and head ...

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 ...

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...

Up for grabs: Share Fair offers myriad of trash-turned-treasures

Up for grabs: Share Fair offers myriad of trash-turned-treasures

September 15, 2015


Filed under Culture

A string of pearls lay unattended in Schenley Plaza pavilion Friday afternoon, as a prowling student circled the luxury, snatched it up and continued on his way. This wasn’t some great jewel heist— the student was participating in the Share Fair, hosted by the Pittsburgh Student Solidarity Coalition...

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