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By Stephen Caruso / Layout Editor

May 26, 2015

Not green enough: After Year of Sustainability, campus environmentalists say Pitt should have done more

By Mark Pesto / Staff Writer

May 26, 2015

Pitt is one of the greenest colleges in the U.S., according to a new Princeton Review rating, but some student activists are still not satisfied.At the end of April, Pitt completed its first-ever Year of Sustainability, an initiative Provost Patricia Beeson established for the 2014-15 academic year ...

Instagram says emoji could be a new form of language, experts, students are not so sure

Instagram says emoji could be a new form of language, experts, students are not so sure

By Alexis Mazzeo / For the Pitt News

May 26, 2015

Scott Fahlman didn’t mean to start a trend.When Fahlman, a computer science researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, would communicate with colleagues on online message boards in the early 1980s, he needed a way to let them know when he was being serious and when he was joking. With a few simple strok...

The Pittsburgh Marathon

The Pittsburgh Marathon

By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

May 5, 2015

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...

Pitt to give CourseWeb a makeover

By Dale Shoemaker / News Editor

April 29, 2015

After this weekend, students will no longer see dropped and withdrawn courses still haunting their CourseWeb profiles.Pitt will upgrade multiple components of CourseWeb from Thursday, April 30 to Sunday May 3, according to Pitt spokesman John Fedele. Besides removing dropped courses, the update will also...

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

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...

Brad Kopp’s homemade beer

Brad Kopp's homemade beer

By Nate Smith / Staff Photographer

April 9, 2015

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