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Luxury housing places Oakland gentrification on the horizon
Committee hears student concerns regarding divestment
Students’ lovable pet companions: A hassle and a help

SGB: Students address ENS messaging system

Student Government Board’s Tuesday night gathering in the basement of the William Pitt Union was, in the words of President Maggie Kennedy, “not your average public meeting.” Six University officials...

West Nile Virus takes a bite out of Pittsburgh

The West Nile Virus is one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States — and this season, it has arrived in Pittsburgh. When the Allegheny County Health Department reported its sixth case...

Record-setting Valerie Daigneault leads Pitt’s pool-dwellers

Valerie Daigneault has never missed a race. On meet days, she gets so nervous she will show up to the pool three hours early. Sometimes, she is at her block waiting before the men’s swim team is done...

Ben Shapiro appearance sparks controversy
High-rise apartments offer luxury off-campus living to students


Middle ground necessary for housing options

By Mackenzie Oster, For The Pitt News
1:26 am

House and apartment hunting in Oakland leaves many students on the fence about where they’re going to reside the following school year — especially since the neighborhood has come to offer a narrow selection of decent student housing opportunities at this time of the year.

Editorial: YAF lawsuit against Pitt unnecessary, harmful

By The Pitt News Editorial Board
1:19 am

Pitt levied a $5,546 security fee against YAF for hosting Ben Shapiro — and YAF swiftly threatened to sue the university in response. But the lawsuit would be a completely unnecessary publicity stunt.

House Hunters: Oakland Edition

By Allison Dantinne, Staff Columnist
1:12 am

There comes a time in every Pitt student’s life when even grilled-cheese day at Market doesn’t make your on-campus living experience any less dismal. You’re ready to move on to bigger and better things. You’re an adult. You want to make grilled cheese yourself, whenever you want it.

Sail to Pitt: PSC thrives on and off campus

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor
1:09 am

Despite the University’s lack of space for boat-based activities, the Pitt Sailing Club is indeed alive and thriving, with a membership of 62 students.

Minor leaguers recount major inconveniences

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Editor
1:03 am

Before you can live like a professional baseball player, you have to get through some tough years in the minor leagues. That means long bus rides, living with host families and at times sleeping with bed bugs.

YSU Penguins freeze Pitt women’s basketball, 64-55

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer
November 14, 2018

The Pitt women’s basketball team dropped fell to 1-2 Tuesday evening, shooting just 35 percent from the field in a 64-55 loss to YSU.

The ultimate guide to affordable apartment decor

By Shahum Ajmal, Contributing Editor
12:34 am

If you have been waiting for the moment to let your creativity shine in your own home, allow our assistant layout editor to offer some tips to spice up your apartment.

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Polish Fest brings food and fellowship to Oakland

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor
November 13, 2018

At the annual Polish Fest on Nov. 11 in the Cathedral of Learning, guests could indulge in food, music and even fortune-telling.

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‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is something special with student efforts

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer
November 13, 2018

The students in “Much Ado About Nothing” managed to memorize their lines for the very first day of rehearsal in order to grapple with the Shakespearean lines.

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Exploring the Boot with Grace: Studying while abroad

By Grace McGinness, Columnist
November 9, 2018

Some students become so excited over their study abroad experience and all the extra bonuses that come with it like new food, new experiences and new friends that they forget their main obligation — studying.

By Elise Lavallee, Digital Manager
October 10, 2018

This page was made possible in part by a grant from Year of Pitt Global. At the age of 21, Alyssa Martinec boarded a plane to Shanghai, embarking on her second trip to China. This time, she was going to conduct research about air quality and the system justification theory. “Environmental issues are extremely global,” Martinec said. “The most obvious examples being climate change and water and air pollution. These issues transcend national borders.” After graduating high school,...

Exploring the Boot with Grace: <br> Embrace your inner tourist

By Grace McGinness, Columnist, Blogger
September 25, 2018

Since I have arrived in Florence, the problem of tourists has been a main point of conversation with my professors. Tourists stand in the road and mess up traffic, they don’t know how to speak any Italian or adhere to any of the local customs, they don’t take the time to appreciate anything that they see here.

GALLERY: Pitt Panthers defeat Virginia Tech Hokies, 52-22

By TPN Staff | November 10, 2018

Pitt Panthers defeat Virginia Tech Hokies, 52-22, during their last home game of the season Nov. 10.

October 29, 2018

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