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Leah Mensch
Leah Mensch is the opinions editor at The Pitt News. A Pittsburgh native, they will graduate in 2021 with degrees in Nonfiction Writing and English Literature. Before becoming the opinions editor, Leah served as assistant opinions editor and a staff columnist. They plan to pursue an MFA in creative nonfiction after graduation.

You can contact Leah with Op-Ed inquiries, questions about the opinions desk, or advice on saving your dying houseplants  at [email protected]

Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

Oct 06, 2020
Opinion | We can’t neglect psychotic illnesses (Story)
Aug 27, 2020
Quarantine Cookbook | The beauty of the black bean burger (Story)
Aug 26, 2020
Opinion | COVID-19 exemplifies irony in wellness culture (Story)
Aug 17, 2020
Opinion | Talk to your roommate about social distancing (Story)
Aug 16, 2020
Meet the Editors: Opinions (Story)
Jul 21, 2020
Opinion | College students, your mental health will not improve on its own (Story)
Jun 16, 2020
Opinion | Social distancing is not over (Story)
Apr 19, 2020
A Farewell to the Opinions Satirist, Allison Dantinne (Story)
Apr 14, 2020
Opinion | Plants are more important than ever in the time of COVID-19 (Story)
Apr 02, 2020
The Outbreak | Well, now I’m never going to read “Infinite Jest” (Story)
Mar 31, 2020
The Quarantine Cookbook: The perfect black bean and its uses (Story)
Mar 31, 2020
Poetry | Love poem in the time of COVID-19 (Story)
Mar 30, 2020
Books I’m reading in the time of COVID-19 (Story)
Mar 29, 2020
Opinion | Keeping Up With the Columnists: Vignettes from Zoom University (Story)
Mar 22, 2020
Opinion | Keeping Up With the Columnists: Vignettes of sheer boredom (Story)
Mar 18, 2020
Opinion | The harm in panic buying (Story)
Mar 17, 2020
The Quarantine Cookbook | Smoked paprika chickpea and chicken sausage soup (Story)
Mar 15, 2020
The Outbreak | Coronavirus is separating me from my classmates in prison (Story)
Feb 24, 2020
Opinion | The privilege of an eating disorder diagnosis (Story)
Feb 17, 2020
Opinion | How much do classic novels actually have to say? (Story)
Feb 13, 2020
Poetry | A Farewell to Maggie Durwald (Story)
Feb 05, 2020
Opinion | Get the ‘useless’ fine arts degree (Story)
Jan 20, 2020
Opinion | When exercise isn’t stress relief (Story)
Jan 06, 2020
Opinion | New York Times, fire Bret Stephens (Story)
Jan 05, 2020
Books to look forward to in 2020 (Story)
Jan 05, 2020
Opinion | Cutting down on diet talk (Story)
Dec 08, 2019
Opinion | Take an art break (Story)
Dec 06, 2019
Opinion | The 10 best books of 2019 (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
Opinion | Mary Cain’s story exemplifies a larger problem in female running culture (Story)
Nov 06, 2019
Opinion | Personal essays are never just personal (Story)
Oct 27, 2019
Poetry | We Are the Tree Of Life (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Opinion | An ode to my one and only true love (Story)
Aug 28, 2019
Opinion | We should all find time to read (Story)
Aug 19, 2019
Opinion |  5 niche courses that fulfill your gen ed requirements (Story)
Jul 16, 2019
Satire | 5 classic novels to take to the beach this summer (Story)
Jun 28, 2019
Opinion | 5 reasons you shouldn’t worry about the freshman 15 (Story)
Jun 04, 2019
Opinion | Time to execute the death penalty (Story)
Apr 14, 2019
Opinion | Public schools should only permit vaccine exemptions for medical reasons (Story)
Apr 07, 2019
Opinion | It’s time to limit plastic bag consumption (Story)
Apr 03, 2019
Opinion | In defense of the nap (Story)
Mar 19, 2019
Opinion | Know violence in vocabulary (Story)
Feb 24, 2019
Opinion | We need to talk about orthorexia (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
Opinion | Leave vaginas out of feminism (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
Opinion | Unpaid internships: When the costs outweigh the benefits (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
Opinion | Online call-out culture cancels real activism (Story)
Jan 10, 2019
Column | Veganism is not one-size-fits-all (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
Opinion | Pitt sustainability initiatives insufficient (Story)

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