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Don’t paint Greek Life with single stroke

Don’t paint Greek Life with single stroke

By Ana Altchek | Columnist

February 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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

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

By Sarah Morris / Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Culture

“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

Xanax: an unforseen danger in college

By Tim Murdoch | For The Pitt News

May 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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

Inclusive alcohol advertising combats sexism and oppression

By Rashi Seth | Columnist

April 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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

Pitt facing nationwide issue of alcohol sales at sporting events

By Meg Millure / Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Beer Edition 2016, Football, Specials, Sports

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 ...

Time is right to bring beer to Heinz Field

Time is right to bring beer to Heinz Field

By Steve Rotstein / Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Beer Edition 2016, Football, Specials, Sports

There are few places more intrinsically college than a football stadium. So why is it that at most schools, gridirons are the fall’s only beer-free weekend destinations? During the 2015-2016 season, only 34 out of 128 Division I college football stadiums served alcohol to the general public. Only 11 of the stadiums selling booze ...

A defense of the cocktail, and a guide to the old fashioned

A defense of the cocktail, and a guide to the old fashioned

By John Lavanga / A&E Editor

November 20, 2013


Filed under Archives

Every weekend, thousands of college students of legal drinking age make a run on their local liquor store. With whatever money they’ve managed to save up by skipping meals, working somewhat humiliating odd jobs or donating their time and bodily fluids to medical science, they purchase whatever botto...

Drink of choice

Drink of choice

By Jonathan Watney

September 9, 2013


Filed under Archives

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