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The Freshman 15

The Freshman 15

By Cartoon by Fatima Kizilkaya

September 19, 2014

There's no way college makes you gain weight...

Pittsburgh’s only food co-op is facing legal troubles

Pittsburgh's only food co-op is facing legal troubles

By Courtesy of Facebook

September 19, 2014

Volunteers used to be able to work at the co-op in exchange for discounts on  food. 

Dining Guide: Five tips for staying healthy at Pitt

By Stephen Caruso / Columnist

September 18, 2014

Before you beat yourself up too much, remember that it make sense to gain weight in college.It really just comes down to opportunity costs. As decision makers, we need to ration our time to what matters most. The average college student’s top priorities are probably going to be studying, socializing an...

Dining Guide: Disease pandemic at Pitt: The Freshman 15

Dining Guide: Disease pandemic at Pitt: The Freshman 15

By Bethel Habte / Columnist

September 18, 2014

Why everyone keeps talking about Ebola is beyond me. The Freshman 15 is a far more infectious disease, making its rounds with an uncanny tendency to target the bright-eyed college novices that make up each incoming class. But there’s no need to worry, freshmen. Like any well-intentioned institution, ...

Dining Guide: The East End Co-op: The value in working for food

Dining Guide: The East End Co-op: The value in working for food

By Jessica Craig / Columnist

September 18, 2014

The East End Food Co-op, 7516 Meade St. An industrial-looking yellow and sage painted building that tries to be a grocery store — wide sliding glass doors, posters of fruits and vegetables hanging in the ground-floor store windows, a metal-lined cart return aisle labeled “RETURN CARTS HERE.”Sunday, Se...

Use college to begin adulthood, not finish adolescence

By Simon Brown / Columnist

September 17, 2014

In the opening of “Moby Dick,” the narrator, Ishmael, recounts how he spent the years from adolescence to adulthood: “A whale ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.” The reader knows, generally, what he means by this. The whale ship, its responsibilities and its crew defined young Ishmael’...

Not quite music to my ears: The problem with intellectual property laws

Not quite music to my ears: The problem with intellectual property laws

By Thomas Helgerman / Columnist

September 17, 2014

Students and the technology sector alike have been abuzz with the announcement of the Apple Watch, which is already creating quite a buzz in the marketplace.Such excitement is certainly warranted. Not only is this the first Apple product without the “i” prefix, but through its music storage capabi...

Let them eat cake: The challenges of living on welfare

By Eli Talbert / Columnist

September 15, 2014

It is well-known that liberals love big government because it hands them free stuff. Free stuff, like T-shirts during  O-week, the T Downtown or lunch at Pittsburgh Public Schools is always great, but living off free stuff is even better. Unfortunately, like in all occupations, living off welfare isn...

Letter from the Editor: Website Redesign

By Natalie Daher / Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2014

Daily print production, for many student newspapers, is a thing of the past. Over the past decade, student publications have cut some, or all, of their paper products in favor of the evolving journalistic practice that is the “digital-first” approach.We at The Pitt News are fortunate to retain o...

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