The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | You don’t have to take 10 shots to have a great night out

Opinion | You don’t have to take 10 shots to have a great night out

By Harsh Hiwase, Staff Columnist February 23, 2022
The core problem is the drinking culture promoted in colleges around the country. Drinking in college is a rite of passage for many, and some college students believe that drinking is a central aspect of their experience — but that doesn't have to be true.
Opinion | Lowering the drinking age creates safer environments for college

Opinion | Lowering the drinking age creates safer environments for college

By Livia LaMarca, Staff Columnist February 23, 2022
The minimum drinking age set at 21 does little to deter those who wish to drink underage.
A student places a can of alcoholic seltzer into a fridge.

‘Put yourself first’: Students reflect on sobriety in college

By Katie Cassidy, Senior Staff Writer February 23, 2022
Drinking is prevalent in the college setting, where more than half of students aged 18 to 22 drink alcohol regularly. Despite the prevalence, not all students partake, whether that be for religious or personal reasons.
A bartender holds up drinks at Hemingways Cafe.

Oakland bars ‘getting back into the groove’ after COVID-19 restrictions lifted

By Alexandra Ross, Staff Writer February 22, 2022
Gene Ney, owner of the Oakland bar Gene’s Place, didn’t see any decrease in business when the Omicron variant drove up COVID-19 cases among Pitt students in January — in fact, he said he saw the opposite.
The on-campus homes of Panther sports will sell beer, hard seltzer and wine.

Pitt Athletics announces updated COVID-19, alcohol policies for on-campus events

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor August 29, 2021
Pitt athletics announced updated COVID-19 regulations for spectators at on-campus sporting venues — the Petersen Sports Complex and the Fitzgerald Field House — last Tuesday afternoon.
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 23, 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 23, 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

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer October 20, 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.
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