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Pitt, United Way to hire more disabled youth

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Assistant News Editor

May 12, 2015

For many young disabled people in Pittsburgh, life comes to a halt after high school. “We call it graduating to the couch,” Mary Hartley, who works with local charity 21 and Able, said. “[These kids] don’t have anything to do with their time when they don’t have school.” To help divert this...

The Pittsburgh Marathon

The Pittsburgh Marathon

By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

May 5, 2015

Greg Walters

Greg Walters

By Photo Courtesy of Adam Wolff

May 5, 2015

Greg Walters (right) with his Pi Kappa Phi "big brother" Adam Wolff (left)

The toll of twenty-six point two

The toll of twenty-six point two

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

May 5, 2015

At the starting line Sunday morning, Pitt students Kimberly Goehring and Shea McMurtry were worried their feet and ankles might not hold up.Goehring and McMurtry lined up in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh with nearly 30,000 other registered runners for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunda...

Family, fraternity honor late student Greg Walters

Family, fraternity honor late student Greg Walters

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Assistant News Editor

May 5, 2015

On the first day of fraternity rush, Gregory Walters wore a dressy L.L. Bean vest over his button-down shirt. It was also one of Greg’s first days at Pitt, and the other fraternity brothers thought he had overdressed for the event. “After seeing him in what is now known as his common attire, I ins...

Legalization in the U.S.

Legalization in the U.S.

By Katelyn Binetti / Staff Illustrator

April 19, 2015

Sativa vs. indica

Sativa vs. indica

By Alexandra Ryan / Production Manager

April 19, 2015

Which weed is which: Experts compare pot strains

Which weed is which: Experts compare pot strains

By Mark Pesto / Staff Writer

April 19, 2015

When Ken Estes, a grower based in California, crossbred Purple Urkle and Big Bud in 2003, he made Grand Daddy Purp —  now one of the most popular strains of marijuana in the United States.But Grand Daddy Purp, known for its cerebral euphoria and physical relaxation, is just one of thousands of strain...

The how and why of munchies

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Staff Writer

April 19, 2015

Spreading peanut butter on a block of cheese or dipping a banana in a mug of Swiss Miss sounds like five-star appetizing after hitting a bowl for a reason. The THC’s effect on the brain can explain the post-pot urge to rummage through kitchen cabinets for unconventional concoctions. Marijuana impairs the ab...

The state of legalization

The state of legalization

By Elizabeth Lepro and Alex Leighton / The Pitt News Staff

April 19, 2015

In the Pennsylvania Senate, marijuana legislation is up for reconsideration — but supporters say the bill isn’t about getting high.  Gov. Tom Wolf has supported an act that would legalize the use of medical cannabis. Proponents, including families and cannabis reform groups, however, opponents say t...

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