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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Two people skate around PPG Place ice skating rink Sunday night.

Staff Picks: Pittsburgh Winter Hangouts

By The Pitt News Staff February 2, 2022
Winter has set its hooks into Pittsburgh, and it doesn’t look like it’ll be leaving anytime soon. Whatever you’re feeling, our staff suggests that before winter ends, you take a step outside to one of Pittsburgh’s finest winter hangout spots.
“Welsfest,” a block party that took place Saturday on Welsford Street in South Oakland, drew much larger crowds of Pitt students than expected.

Pitt students attend ‘Welsfest’ block party amid pandemic

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor September 1, 2021
About 1,000 Pitt students sang “Let’s go Pitt!” in the chorus of “Sweet Caroline,” supposedly broke a front porch and stood shoulder-to-shoulder this weekend at “Welsfest” — a block party on Welsford Street in South Oakland.
A water line break earlier today affected Bouquet Gardens and the surrounding area.

Water line break in South Oakland affects Pitt academic, housing buildings

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor November 19, 2020
A water line broke this morning at around 5:30 a.m. at the corner of Roberto Clemente Drive and South Bouquet Street and water access was restored to all affected buildings at around 8:45 p.m.
Satire | Things in my South Oakland apartment that just make sense

Satire | Things in my South Oakland apartment that just make sense

By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist October 13, 2020
Read about the charm, the class and the elegance that goes hand-in-hand with renting a apartment in South Oakland.
Groceria Merante and several other Oakland businesses have altered their hours and store practices due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oakland businesses adjust to social distancing order

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer April 7, 2020
After Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s order on March 19 to temporarily close all nonessential businesses and limit restaurants to takeout or delivery, Oakland businesses are adjusting in multiple ways.
Bates Street in South Oakland.

Opinion | South Oakland could be beautiful if we just tried

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist August 20, 2019
It’s understandable — walk along a South O avenue and you’ll notice a plethora of overflowing trash cans and unmowed lawns.

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.
A man was found dead on Ward Street in South Oakland Monday afternoon. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor)

2 men arrested for Ward homicide

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | News Editor March 27, 2018

City police arrested two men for the death of the man found on the 3200 block of Ward Street Monday afternoon. The men in custody are 21-year-old Velmon Dowling and 22-year-old Shayne Andrew Craighead....

Two females not affiliated with the University were arrested in connection with graffiti on Meyran Avenue Tuesday morning. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

Suspects arrested in connection with Meyran vandalism

Pitt police arrested two women Tuesday in connection with graffiti painted on sidewalks, vehicles and houses on Meyran Avenue. Pitt police noticed freshly painted graffiti at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday while...

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