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Sneak peek: Free entertainment for this summer in the City

Sneak peek: Free entertainment for this summer in the City

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

May 22, 2018

Now that college students have finished their finals and high school students are going to prom, the summer season is truly about to begin. The City of Pittsburgh is ready to celebrate the sunny months with some free outdoor events. Typical summer events — like the Independence Day celebration ...

Don’t let responsibilities ruin your summer

Don’t let responsibilities ruin your summer

By Brian Gentry | Senior Columnist

April 22, 2018

When I was a kid and it got above 90 degrees, my parents would put out a sprinkler in the lawn and my brother and I would spend hours running back and forth through the water. My parents would work in the garden on weekends, watching us tire ourselves out. When we felt especially daring, my brother a...

Prepare, don’t despair: Pitt students need reading days

Prepare, don’t despair: Pitt students need reading days

By Neena Hagen, Senior Columnist

April 22, 2018

If you’re a Pitt student, looking at your school’s academic calendar is never fun. Your eyes scan the page filled with dates, head hung in despair as you realize Pitt has perhaps the skimpiest breaks of any university out there — including finals preparation, offering students one measly reading day...

Dear social media: it’s not you, it’s my mental health

Dear social media: it’s not you, it’s my mental health

By Audreela Deb | For The Pitt News

August 21, 2017

Ah, summer. The season of vacation getaways and seasonal internships. Afternoon barbecues and late night bonfires; Fourth of July pool parties and sunbathing trips to the beach. And there’s proof of it all on social media — at least, if this year was anything like last. Instead of devouring th...

Editorial: Leaving Pittsburgh for the summer? Maybe think twice

Editorial: Leaving Pittsburgh for the summer? Maybe think twice

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

July 18, 2017

Since we still operate over the summer, many Pitt News editors and writers get the chance to spend their school-free months in Pittsburgh. And in our last print edition of the summer, we wanted to reflect on a trend we’ve noticed here year after year — we’re far lonelier in Oakland from May to...

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

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

By TPN Staff

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 weeks. BOOKS “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh” by Michael Chabon — Sarah Morris / For the Pit...

Oakland’s businesses adapt to fewer students in summer

Oakland’s businesses adapt to fewer students in summer

By Henry Glitz | News Editor

July 18, 2017

The warm summer sun beat down this week as business owners across Oakland opened their doors for a day mostly like any other day. The only difference was a conspicuous lack of their main customers — students. Mid-July is undeniably a relatively quiet time of the year in Oakland. With just a few summer...

What to do this summer: local events

What to do this summer: local events

By TPN Staff

May 29, 2017

June 9 through 11: Steel City Comic Con — Special Horror Fan Edition at Monroeville Convention Center 10 and 11: Pridefest in Downtown 11: EQT Equality March in Downtown 16: Urban Garden Party at the Mattress Factory 16 through 18: 4th River Music Collective at OWL Hollow 17: Adventure Hunt P...

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