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Art, therapy and “Why It Matters”: Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 preview

Art, therapy and “Why It Matters”: Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 preview

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

To combat rising mental health issues, Pitt’s Student Government Board has expanded the number of activities that it's sponsoring this year for Mental Health Awareness Month.

Counseling Center adds staff, puts counselors in residence halls

Counseling Center adds staff, puts counselors in residence halls

By Charlotte Pearse, For The Pitt News

September 23, 2019

Placing counselors in residence halls is an expansion of the center’s “Let’s Talk” consultation services, which seek to bring counselors to students instead of the other way around.

ACHD finds one high-risk health code violation at Perch

ACHD finds one high-risk health code violation at Perch

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

September 23, 2019

The Allegheny County Health Department visited The Perch at Sutherland Hall Monday for its first inspection in close to a year, citing the dining hall for one high-risk health code violation and six low-risk violations.

“Send Silence Packing” exhibit seeks to raise suicide awareness

“Send Silence Packing” exhibit seeks to raise suicide awareness

By Carolyn Brodie, For The Pitt News

September 15, 2019

More than 1,000 backpacks were spread across the Cathedral lawn on Friday to bring awareness to the lives of college students lost to suicide.

Young blood wanted: Local blood banks face shortages

Young blood wanted: Local blood banks face shortages

By Alexander Hanna, For The Pitt News

August 29, 2019

Local blood banks and hospitals are scrambling to get younger generations to donate blood.

Community airs pollution concerns at Strassburger’s listening session

Community airs pollution concerns at Strassburger’s listening session

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

June 27, 2019

Each speaker was given three minutes at the microphone. They touched on a variety of issues, including electric busing and the Clairton Coke Works plant.

Pittsburgh receives “F” for air quality despite decades of improvement

Pittsburgh receives “F” for air quality despite decades of improvement

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Pittsburgh has made strides in distancing itself from its industrial past, but the region remains plagued by lingering air quality concerns.

Students get blunt about weed legalization

Students get blunt about weed legalization

By Griffin Lynch, Staff Writer

April 21, 2019

Pittsburgh and Philadelphia passed decriminalization legislation in 2014 and 2015, respectively, and the University of Pittsburgh was certified for medical marijuana research just last year.

Do puzzles and games help you de-stress?

Do puzzles and games help you de-stress?

By Vaibhav Gupta, Staff Writer

April 21, 2019

“Video games are a part of me, and being able to play them, it takes away the pressure from work,” Ferdy Huang, a junior emergency medicine major, said. “The stress management, that’s the side effect that comes from having fun playing video games.”

Q&A: Jay Darr on the future of Pitt’s Counseling Center

Q&A: Jay Darr on the future of Pitt’s Counseling Center

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Since he began the job in mid-February, Pitt’s newest Counseling Center Director Jay Darr said he’s spent his time talking with his staff and going on a “listening tour” around campus to hear what students are saying about the center.

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