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So you think you know about alcohol

How many pounds of grapes are used to produce the average bottle of wine?

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

April 8, 2020

Think you know about beer and wine? Test your knowledge here!

The Pitt Prescription: Hangover hacks for Halloweekend

The Pitt Prescription

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

Hangover hacks: with halloweekend coming up, Senior Staff Writer Elizabeth Donnelly shares some hacks for ensuring healthy and safe alcohol consumption.

Opinion | Must drinking always lead to debauchery?

Opinion | Must drinking always lead to debauchery?

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist

April 10, 2019

For all the people who don’t need or don’t want to throw a roof-blasting banger every weekend, here are some activities that are just as good — if not better — than screaming like a lunatic in a South O basement.

Opinion | Drunk horoscopes

Opinion | Drunk horoscopes

By Allison Dantinne, Senior Staff Columnist

April 10, 2019

It’s easy to have a hard time figuring out the right drink for you. Why not bring the stars to the bars? It’s time to let your sign determine your drink order.

Kappa Kappa Gamma placed on interim suspension

Kappa Kappa Gamma, a Pitt sorority, was placed on interim suspension of registration because of an alleged violation of the rules of social probation.

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

January 31, 2019

Kappa Kappa Gamma, a Pitt sorority, was placed on interim suspension of registration at Pitt, according to the Student Affairs website.

Don’t paint Greek Life with single stroke

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Ana Altchek | Columnist

February 6, 2018

I distinctly remember my first night at college, standing awkwardly in the basement of an off-campus house packed with strangers. Lost in a trance, watching drunken mobs of people make fools of themselves, I was brought back to reality when I was aggressively shoved by an incoherent stranger who spil...

Taking a shot: trying alcohol for the first time at 21

Staff writer Sarah Morris (left) had her first drink at 21 this past week. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Morris)

By Sarah Morris / Staff Writer

October 23, 2017

“No, thank you,” quickly became my most commonly uttered phrase on weekends once I moved away to college — I would continuously be offered drinks at parties and would continuously turn them down. I’m not sure exactly when I decided I wouldn’t drink alcohol before I turned 21 — I guess fo...

Xanax: an unforseen danger in college

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Tim Murdoch | For The Pitt News

May 30, 2017

Its thunderous footsteps can be heard the instant it decides to return from the kitchen. Approaching the worn leather couch, it loses its balance. Flailing for a moment, then collecting itself, it manages to plop down onto the cracked sofa cover, slowing sinking into the cushion with a mumbled chuckle ...

Inclusive alcohol advertising combats sexism and oppression

Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator

By Rashi Seth | Columnist

April 14, 2017

Beer companies do come up with some good commercials. The Budweiser Clydesdales and the the Most Interesting Man are two iconic images associated with beer brands. But often, beer commercials take the message and end up objectifying women for the purpose of turning a profit. The Route 2 Brews “Le...

Pitt facing nationwide issue of alcohol sales at sporting events

Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

By Meg Millure / Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

When Pitt’s Athletic Director Scott Barnes first took the position in 2015, he told a local reporter he was open to the idea of selling alcohol at Panther football games. The next day’s headline, “Pitt considers alcohol sales at Heinz Field,” prompted Barnes, months later, to laugh about how he ...

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