my journey this past weekend continued down Forbes Ave. it took me to Schenley Park and the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt is a much bigger school than Carnegie Mellon and has a completely different vibe going on -- it's much more like a traditional college, with lots of cheap restaurants, good bars, and cute boys.
the Cathedral of Learning is the 2nd tallest academic building in the world, and it's a great landmark to use as a guide if you get lost somewhere deep in South Oakland. I saw a t-shirt once that said, "The Cathedral of Learning: Leading Drunk Kids Home Since 1937."
the O is another significant Pittsburgh landmark. known for its greasy (but delicious) and dirt-cheap fries, you'll find it packed with hungry/wasted kids at any hour of the day or night. it closes when the line disappears.