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 April-May 2002

Pittsburgh comes alive in the summer time!


Students vote for SGB candidates on April 11

Pittsburgh Standard presents you Student Government Board candidates' speeches from 'Meet the Candidates'

Pitt students participate in cosmic bowling

Pitt students sell their tickets and get left  behind


Editorial 1: Racial, gender, and special interest groups aim for your vote

Editorial 2:     SGB candidates who do get our support

Top 11 ways students respond to 'SGB' is.....

Letters to the editor:

Cherishing the sanctity of life should always be a beautiful choice for women!

No debate occurs regarding the sin of homosexuality according to the Bible!

Pittsburgh Standard needs to show a little bit more wisdom!                   

Pittsburgh comes alive in the summer time

Pitt senior reflects on his four years of college


Panthers enjoy victories in Pittsburgh before losing in Kentucky at the Sweet 16

Next season for the Panthers looks promising

Prospective teams aiming for the title in 2003

Hoosiers fire the Blue Devils from Sweet 16

Pitt students have a blast at Rupp Arena


Amy B. Heitsenrether
Pittsburgh Standard

Like many other students, this will be my first summer in the ‘burgh and I know school and work will take up most of my time, so I am planning my adventures accordingly.  Pittsburgh comes alive in the summer with concerts, festivals, and events. Depending on your interests you will find exactly what you are looking for.  I cannot be the one to tell you what to do this summer, but I know that even in my tiny town back home, fun had to be found, the same goes for Pittsburgh.

How many of you have slid through this year without visiting Schenley Park or venturing down to market square?  There is a lot more to Pittsburgh than Oakland and this summer is the best time to find it.  Come Memorial Day the pools, parks, grills and festivals open. 

Are you athletic? Try Pedal Pittsburgh, a 15 to 60-mile bicycle ride of the neighborhoods that will get you in shape for the rest of your Oakland summer.  And if you feel you are more athletic than a mere bike ride try the Pittsburgh Marathon, or at least cheer the participants on, the event brings tens of thousands of people to the city.

Have you been to Shadyside?  In May, the Ellsworth Street Fair begins. If music is your thing the PGH Folk Festival is also in May.  This three-day festival features music, dance and ethnic cuisine from more than 20 countries. 

            In June, Pittsburgh becomes the place for fairs.  These fairs range from a more family type event such as the Big Butler Fair to the Allegheny county fair, with free concerts, crafts, and food. 

And if you are going to be around for Labor Day stop by the rib and music feast and fill your day with ribs, crafts, and an antique fair.  But maybe none of these things interest you. 

Are you artsy?  Well, the Three Rivers Art Festival is a 17-day festival downtown of both visual and performing arts.  Another downtown event is the Mellon Jazz festival, where local as well as International performers come to celebrate jazz.

In July the events continue.  And if there is one event that you do not want to miss, it is the 4th of July in Pittsburgh, head down to the point or up to Mount Washington for a day unlike any you have ever experienced.  And if you have yet to visit Schenley Park go to cinema in the parks, free movies under the stars.

There are also your standard concert series at Mellon Arena or Star lake Amphitheater, and don’t forget Pittsburgh’s hometown favorite, the Pirates will be playing all summer as well.

These are just events that I am interested in but I encourage all of you fellow summer Pittsburghers to search for your fun too.  Try the Internet at www.pittsburgh.com or read a weekly paper for upcoming entertainment.  Whether this is your first summer or just one in a line of them, make it the best summer by actually participating in the fun-nomenal events Pittsburgh has to offer.

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