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Spilling the Beans | Can you cook beans in the microwave?

Spilling the Beans | Can you cook beans in the microwave?

Spilling the Beans is an occasional blog written by contributing editor Leah Mensch about all things bean-related.
By Leah Mensch, Contributing Editor April 22, 2021
In their last ever bean blog, Staff Bean Czar Leah Mensch conducts a science experiment to see if an 1989 LA Times article — which claims beans can be cooked in the microwave — is accurate.
Infinite Playlist | Summer Background Noise

Infinite Playlist | Summer Background Noise

By Ariana Siclari, Staff Writer April 22, 2021
In this edition of Infinite Playlist, staff writer Ariana Siclari celebrates the end of classes with her compilation of Summer Background Noise songs.
Fresh Perspective | My isolation housing experience

Fresh Perspective | My isolation housing experience

Fresh Perspective is a biweekly blog about typical first-year experiences made strange by the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Julia Smeltzer, Staff Writer April 20, 2021
In this edition of Fresh Perspective, staff writer Julia Smeltzer recounts her experience in Pitt’s isolation housing.
The Pitt Prescription

The Pitt Prescription | Self-care for the summertime sun

The Pitt Prescription is a biweekly blog where student pharmacist and senior staff writer Elizabeth Donnelly provides tips on how to stay healthy in college. This edition was reviewed by Karen S. Pater, PharmD., CDCES, BCACP.
By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer April 18, 2021
In this week’s edition of The Pitt Prescription, senior staff writer Elizabeth Donnelly details safe sun practices, like how to choose the best sunscreen and how to care for a sunburn.
Of Sound Mind | Weezer’s “OK Human”

Of Sound Mind | Weezer’s “OK Human”

Of Sound Mind is a biweekly blog about new albums, old albums, forgotten albums, overrated albums and any other type of listening experience from senior staff writer Lucas DiBlasi.
By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer April 18, 2021
In this week’s Of Sound Mind, senior staff writer Lucas DiBlasi tries to convince you that Weezer actually did just make a good album.
Poetry | I mother

Poetry | I mother

By Megan Williams, Digital Manager April 18, 2021
In this week’s poem, digital manager Megan Williams writes about motherhood.
The Queer Corner | Fan-fictioning the flames

The Queer Corner | Fan-fictioning the flames

The Queer Corner is a biweekly blog exploring LGBTQ+ community and culture.
By Rachel Bachy, Staff Writer April 16, 2021
In this edition of The Queer Corner, staff writer Rachel Bachy talks about queer communities online DIY-ing representation, and the cost of never seeing yourself on screen.
The Green Space | Breaking Down Bags

The Green Space | Breaking Down Bags

The Green Space is a biweekly blog about all things environmental — whether we’re talking a mason-jar compost heap or the entire world.
By Sarah Stager, Contributing Editor April 16, 2021
In this edition of The Green Space, contributing editor Sarah Stager breaks down how bags break down and the environmental impacts of different types of shopping bags.
Weekend Watchlist | Popcorn Flicks

Weekend Watchlist | Popcorn Flicks

By The Pitt News Staff April 15, 2021
Sometimes, you just want to pick a dumb movie, grab a bag of popcorn and just sit back and enjoy the spectacle so you don’t have to think about finals. The Pitt News Staff is here to help with that!
Dorm-life Dining | French Toast Casserole

Dorm-life Dining | French Toast Casserole

Dorm-life Dining is a biweekly blog where Ellyana Gomez offers up her recipes for high-quality dining in dorm-life conditions.
By Ellyana Gomez, For the Pitt News April 11, 2021
In this edition of Dorm-life Dining, Ellyana Gomez shares her recipe for delicious french toast casserole.
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