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Hangovers: Fact or fiction?

By Anjana Murali / Staff Writer

April 9, 2015

Next time, think twice before chowing down on an entire pizza to sober up after drinking. There’s no need to pack on the extra calories, according to Megan Stahl, a health educator for Student Health Services.Beer and liquor-related myths run amok in Pittsburgh, the U.S. city with the most bars per per...

Brew Crew: Pitt students drown themselves in the DIY world of beer brewing

Brew Crew: Pitt students drown themselves in the DIY world of beer brewing

By Mark Pesto / Staff Writer

April 9, 2015

The first beer Brad Kopp ever brewed fell flat for his father.“It had such a sour taste,” Kopp said. “My dad has the corniest sense of humor, and he still hasn’t let me live it down. Every time I give him a beer, he says ‘Is it going to taste like that first one?’” Kopp, a senior chemi...

Turn down for what: WHO releases hearing loss report

By Gabriel Naccarato / For The Pitt News

April 2, 2015

At the one concert Mackenzie Brown treats herself to each month, she focuses more on enjoying the night than thinking about wearing protective earplugs.“I’m willing, but I would only consider [wearing them] if I went to concerts more than once a month,” she said. While not at concerts, Brown, li...

Local heavyweights ally for health data research

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

March 16, 2015

The vision is simple, UPMC president and CEO Jeffrey Romoff said.Pitt, Carnegie Mellon University and UPMC are teaming up to collect health data and improve health care  through the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance.The goal of the alliance, the three said, is to use health data to provide more speci...

Students, activists discuss climate change

By Anjana Murali / Staff Writer

February 27, 2015

Reverend Lennox Yearwood lived through Hurricane Katrina and lost loved ones to the storm. Even without the devastation of the area, he says, his home state would still be called Cancer Alley, with water runoffs, smog and pollution causing children to suffer from asthma, bronchitis and emphysema.Thi...

Vaccination Statistics

Vaccination Statistics

By Alexandra Ryan / Production Manager

February 25, 2015

Take a shot: Students, professionals debate vaccines

Take a shot: Students, professionals debate vaccines

By Anjana Murali / Staff Writer

February 25, 2015

Debilitating headache. Sore throat. Five hour naps. The works. For Colleen Hilla, being sick is a perpetual cycle.Hilla gets the flu annually, among other seasonal ailments, and she doesn’t get vaccinated for it because of a bad experience with flu shots in third grade.  “I’ve had the flu every year...

WPTS-FM nominated for Woodie Award

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2015

After a yearlong lull, WPTS, Pitt’s radio station, has been nominated for an mtvU Woodie Award for Best College Radio Station. The Woodie Awards, which recognize “the music voted the best by college students,” includes awards for best music video, breakout artists and college radio station, the la...

Board makes progress on new website, students react

By Abbey Reighard and Marjorie Tolsdorf / The Pitt News Staff

February 19, 2015

The Student Government Board is rolling out its new website, which it says will have less virtual clutter and more room for comment.  SGB President Graeme Meyer said he expects to finish the new website this weekend. Meyer started thinking about many of the ideas for the new site when he was a Board m...

Phone sex

Phone sex

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

February 13, 2015

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