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Members of the “Pitt Twitter” community gather to tailgate outside of Heinz Field before a Pitt football game in 2019.

Panthers fans share drinking traditions before games at Heinz Field

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
Football, tailgating and alcohol — a trio that never separates for many Pitt fans. Three fans spoke with The Pitt News to share some of their favorite drinking and tailgating traditions on Panther gamedays at Heinz Field.
According to the American Psychological Association, 22% of people reported binge drinking in February 2020, compared to 27% in April 2020.

Students report drinking less during pandemic

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the added stress, fear and uncertainty has led many to develop new habits as a way to cope. But for many Pitt students, the new standard is drinking less.
How many pounds of grapes are used to produce the average bottle of wine?

So you think you know about alcohol

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor April 8, 2020
Think you know about beer and wine? Test your knowledge here!
The Pitt Prescription

The Pitt Prescription: Hangover hacks for Halloweekend

The Pitt Prescription is a bi-weekly blog where student pharmacist and Senior Staff Writer Elizabeth Donnelly provides tips on how to stay healthy in college.
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, a Pitt sorority, was placed on interim suspension of registration because of an alleged violation of the rules of social probation.

Kappa Kappa Gamma placed on interim suspension

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.
(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Don’t paint Greek Life with single stroke

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,...

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

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

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...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Xanax: an unforseen danger in college

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...

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