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Therapy dogs bring contentment and comfort to campus

Chance licks his owner after passing the therapy dog certification test Aug. 11. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

By Kieran Mclean, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

Marsha Robbins' therapy dog program has been bringing calming canines to Pitt for years.

Staff Picks: Our Autumn Aesthetics

(Illustration by Maria Heines | Staff Illustrator)

By The Pitt News Staff

August 20, 2018

Fall trends are abundant, and our staff is here to share their thoughts on the popular — and slightly ridiculous — trends coming our way this spooky season.

Panther Parkour flips, rolls its way around campus

Kofi, a former Pitt Parkour member is known as “a legend” among current members for running up a wall at Ruskin Hall. (Screengrab via YouTube video by pantherflow1)

By Joanna Li, Senior Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

Members learn how to to roll, precision jump and run up walls as part of Pitt's non-competitive parkour club.

Staff picks: Best of Campus Cuisine

A chef plates a meal at Market Central — the larger lower campus alternative to The Perch. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer)

By The Pitt News Staff

August 20, 2018

Many students don’t look too deeply into their food options before coming to school. Thankfully, our staff is here to shed light on dining options on campus!

Mark Nordenberg recalls late vice chancellor’s Pitt Pride

Jerome Cochran (center) was awarded Pitt’s 225th Anniversary Medallion in February 2013 at a Board of Trustees meeting. (Photo via PittChronicle)

By Grant Burgman, News Editor

August 20, 2018

Jerome “Jerry” Cochran, former Pitt vice chancellor, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, at age 69.

Big changes bring big hopes for men’s basketball team

The 2017-18 basketball team stands in a huddle at a photoshoot during pre-season. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

Pitt is competing in one of the toughest conferences in men's college basketball, and new head coach Jeff Capel is doing everything to ensure the team is prepared.

Scoobi brings electric scooters to Pittsburgh streets

One of 100 Scoobi electric scooters placed around Pittsburgh July 21 sits on Penn and Roup avenues in Friendship. Anyone 18 and older with a valid driver’s license can rent the electric scooters using a smartphone. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

By Samuel Weber, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

The Pittsburgh-based company Scoobi seeks to cut down on emissions with its new fleet of rentable electric scooters.

Archery club took a long shot, hit the bullseye

Kira Zack (left) practices with Pitt’s archery team during the 2017-18 school year. (Photo by Chris Preksta courtesy of Julia Lam)

By Stephen Cuddy, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

Over the course of two years, Pitt’s Archery Club has grown into a competitive organization of more than 100 members consisting of a mix of experienced and inexperienced archers.

Coast to coast: Monica Henderson completes her cross-country run

Monica Henderson poses with her medal that reads “4k for cancer finisher” after finishing her 4,000-mile run on Pier 2 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Hannah Schneider, Assistant News Editor

August 20, 2018

She started in San Francisco on June 14. She arrived in New York City after running 4,000 miles with her team on August 4.

International students adjust to American culture

Global Ties mentors help Pitt’s new undergraduate international students acclimate to life as a student in the United States. (Photo courtesy of Kyoungah Lee)

By Madeline Gavatorta, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

Student organizations and mentors on campus help Pitt students from abroad get used to their new surroundings — along with the daily struggles of being a college student.

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