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Photo blog: midterms, spring break edition

Photo blog: midterms, spring break edition

By Bader Abdulmajeed, Staff Photographer

March 8, 2019

Kick off your break from class and the stresses of midterm exams by reading about how these Pitt students wind down from midterm exams and plan to spend their spring breaks. ...

Make time for mindfulness

Make time for mindfulness

By Ashna Gupta, For The Pitt News

March 7, 2019

Do you ever find yourself trying to study for chemistry and then you remember you have an assignment due in another class? Or do you remember all the errands you need to run while trying to get work done? It’s a natural human tendency to be doing something while our minds are in another place. P...

Blog: Spring break watchlist

Blog: Spring break watchlist

By The Pitt News Staff

March 7, 2019

As promised in our 2019 spring break bucket list, The Pitt News staff is here with yet another installment of our Weekend Watchlist blog series.

Blog: Weekend watchlist, take five

Blog: Weekend watchlist, take five

By The Pitt News Staff

March 1, 2019

For the fifth time, The Pitt News staff is sharing our top picks of films and TV shows. For a post-midterms binge-watching session, look no further than the TPN Weekend Watchlist.

Venture outside Europe for study abroad

Venture outside Europe for study abroad

By Anna Bongardino, Contributing Editor

February 27, 2019

Young self-designated travelers who have just returned after a few months abroad often say things along the lines of “Study abroad changed me. It was amazing!” Many of us tend to roll our eyes in response. While two, four or even six months in a country may seem like a short time, the things...

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, LGBTQ+ edition

Blog: Our weekend watchlist, LGBTQ+ edition

By The Pitt News Staff

February 15, 2019

Valentine’s Day is a day of love, but here at The Pitt News, it is also the day we release our annual Sex Edition, which this year had an LGBTQ+ focus. To continue with this theme, this Weekend Watchlist features series and movies with a strong LGBTQ+ presence.

Blog: Valentine’s Day, more than romantic love

Blog: Valentine’s Day, more than romantic love

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

A long-held belief in our society is that we need to be in relationships or get married to be happy and successful — to achieve a “happily ever after,” so to speak. We have a myriad of romantic comedies and princess films that center on romance or heavily feature love interests. There’s also ...

PGH Foodie Blog: Oakland’s Americanized Chinese food gems

PGH Foodie Blog: Oakland’s Americanized Chinese food gems

By Joshua Gaylord, For The Pitt News

February 14, 2019

The majority of people have heard of the Ten Commandments, but very few have heard of the elusive 11th commandment. Thou shall never find good cafeteria food. I’ve been to several colleges for visits, and I studied at College of the Ozarks in southwest Missouri before my time here at Pitt. The o...

Blog: Reverse culture shock after China study abroad

Blog: Reverse culture shock after China study abroad

By Ben Spock, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

This page was made possible in part by a grant from Year of Pitt Global. I won’t soon forget my experience standing in line at the McDonald’s in the Chicago O’Hare Airport. I had a layover in Chicago during my trip between Shanghai and Pittsburgh after studying abroad in China for two months. I was about to or...

Blog: Further reflections on adoption, Chinese study abroad

Blog: Further reflections on adoption, Chinese study abroad

By Kim Rooney, Contributing Editor

February 8, 2019

When I become too embroiled in writer’s block, I often remind myself that, so long as I stay alive to do so, I can update pieces I write. I studied abroad in Shanghai in the summer of 2017, during which time I returned to my hometown Gaoyou. When I came back to the United States, I wrote a column reflec...

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