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Opinion | How to avoid and recover from burnout

Opinion | How to avoid and recover from burnout

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist 12:03 am
By putting some more thought into how we relax and unwind, we can recover from burnout more efficiently. 
Opinion | Stop comparing everything to the Holocaust

Opinion | Stop comparing everything to the Holocaust

By Rachel Soloff, Senior Staff Columnist October 13, 2021
Social movements co-opting Holocaust metaphors is probably the most harmful and dangerous way these comparisons are used.
Opinion | Black people are not only for your entertainment

Opinion | Black people are not only for your entertainment

By Ashanti McLaurin, Staff Columnist October 12, 2021
I’m reminded that this surge of support toward the Black community is, yet again, just another instance of performative activism.
Opinion | 10 tiny things to help depression feel not so terrible

Opinion | 10 tiny things to help depression feel not so terrible

By Nina Santucci, Staff Columnist October 12, 2021
The idea of treating depression head on can be intimidating and overwhelming — so instead, tiny tasks and small steps of self-care can be done to make depression feel not so awful.
Opinion | Despite the findings of the Facebook Files, we can still use Facebook and Instagram

Opinion | Despite the findings of the Facebook Files, we can still use Facebook and Instagram

By Talia Spillerman, For The Pitt News October 11, 2021
As long as we recognize that our online communications serve our own interests as well as benefit companies, we can still use Facebook or any other online platform. 
Opinion | Some women don’t want children and that’s valid

Opinion | Some women don’t want children and that’s valid

By Anna Fischer, For The Pitt News October 11, 2021
Constantly telling women who don’t want to have children that they will change their mind just reinforces the idea that a woman’s main role in our society is to be a mother.
Opinion | Entertainment needs to stop sexualizing teenagers — except for ‘Sex Education’

Opinion | Entertainment needs to stop sexualizing teenagers — except for ‘Sex Education’

By Grace DeLallo, For The Pitt News October 8, 2021
We shouldn’t have to rely on a TV show to normalize sex outside of heteronormativity.
Opinion | Work-study is unrealistic for busy students with bills to pay

Opinion | Work-study is unrealistic for busy students with bills to pay

By Jessica Snyder, For The Pitt News October 6, 2021
College isn’t free, and I’m not expecting it to be, but the FWS Program is simply not worth it in the long run if students want to make actual money.
A Starbucks’ storefront.

Opinion | Working at Starbucks was the best thing that ever happened to me

By Dalia Maeroff, Opinions Editor October 5, 2021
Working as a Starbucks barista was my first job at a large company, and while that may sound trivial, it prepared me for the harsh realities of the adult work environment.
A hiker enjoys the view at Mount Rainier.

Opinion | Working as a camp counselor helped me grow as a person

By Rachel Soloff, Senior Staff Columnist October 5, 2021
Being a counselor last summer allowed me to be a mentor — something that is definitely not what I’m used to — and helped me be a more confident person even outside of the camp bubble. 
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