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Pitt students explore off-campus living options

By Maggie Young, For The Pitt News

November 15, 2018

With the ease of on-campus housing comes smaller spaces and stricter rules. In search of cozier, cheaper options, Pitt students will start exploring housing off-campus — both near and far.

Pittsburghers talk gerrymandering

Sue Brougton speaks to a crowd at the Rodef Shalom Auditorium in Shadyside about gerrymanding. Stephen Caruso | Assistant Visual Editor

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

April 7, 2017

Sue Broughton likes squiggles. And as a speaker for Fair Districts PA, she gets to show concerned voters a lot of them. Fair Districts PA, is a non-partisan activist group against gerrymandering — when a political group moves the boundaries of electoral districts to help their own election odds...

ReelAbilities empowers disabled

photo courtesy of Nathan J Shaulis | Porter Loves Photography

By Rio Maropis / Staff Writer

October 29, 2015

Thursday night, Dan McCoy will explain how he became a Paralympic gold medalist before graduating college. McCoy, a junior communications major, earned his spot on the U.S. men’s Paralympic sled hockey team when he was 16 — he’ll speak at ReelAbilities, a national film festival focused on rais...

Far and away: some students prefer life well outside of Oakland

Far and away: some students prefer life well outside of Oakland

By Danah Bialoruski / For The Pitt News

November 14, 2014

The grimy, dingy houses of Oakland aren’t for everyone.Some students trade the convenient location to move further off campus for a variety of reasons. In some cases, they got in the house-hunting game too late, and in others, students simply felt like living in a neighborhood outside of Oakland.S...

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