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Opinion | Don’t wish away general education requirements

Opinion | Don’t wish away general education requirements

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

July 24, 2020

If used properly, general education requirements can be exciting, enriching opportunities to narrow down your interests, eliminate extraneous costs, customize your education and market yourself to future employers.

Satire | What not to do as a first year

Satire | What not to do as a first year

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist

July 23, 2020

Don’t drink from the Cathy water fountains. They’re, like, oddly warm.

Opinion | You don’t have to do everything all at once

Opinion | You don’t have to do everything all at once

By Paige Lawler, Senior Staff Columnist

July 22, 2020

Trying to participate in too many extracurricular activities all at once while learning the ins and outs of college will almost certainly result in exhaustion and burnout.

Opinion | College students, your mental health will not improve on its own

Opinion | College students, your mental health will not improve on its own

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

July 21, 2020

If you’re already experiencing mental health issues, moving to campus will not fix them, and moving to campus will not make them better — no matter how ideal the independent, adult life in college seems.

Opinion | Consider joining a Counseling Center therapy group

Opinion | Consider joining a Counseling Center therapy group

By Loretta Donoghue, Senior Staff Columnist

July 20, 2020

College in the time of coronavirus is bound to be mentally draining for thousands of students. Thankfully, Pitt’s Counseling Center can help — incoming first-year students who find themselves struggling should consider joining a group counseling session.

Opinion | In defense of changing your major

Opinion | In defense of changing your major

By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist

July 19, 2020

The first year — sometimes, the first month — of college can be full of an overwhelming amount of self-discovery. A lot of people come to college with a set plan, but sometimes that plan changes. That’s OK.

Opinion | The top 1% have a stranglehold on American democracy

Opinion | The top 1% have a stranglehold on American democracy

By Ethan Tessler, Staff Columnist

July 15, 2020

The lack of political turnover, policy decisions, long polling lines — these are the real questions we need to be aware of and constantly thinking about.

Opinion | Veepstakes: Ranking Biden’s possible VP picks, take two

Opinion | Veepstakes: Ranking Biden’s possible VP picks, take two

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

July 14, 2020

Two months ago, columnist Devi Ruia wrote about her thoughts on the potential VP picks that she’d seen mentioned the most. But things have changed since then, other contenders have emerged and others that were mentioned as top choices have dropped out of consideration.

Poetry | Normalcy

Poetry | Normalcy

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist

July 7, 2020

Columnist Mackenzie Oster shares poetry about the “new normal” she is navigating.

Opinion | Point: Universities should not bring students back to campus in the fall

Opinion | Point: Universities should not bring students back to campus in the fall

By Nate Kohler, Contributing Staff Member

June 23, 2020

Exchanging the health of students and the community at large for being able to operate normally as a university is simply not worth the risk.

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