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 | It’s my 21st birthday, and I’ll cry if I want to

Opinion | It’s my 21st birthday, and I’ll cry if I want to

By Gabriela Herring, Staff Columnist February 21, 2024
Especially in moments when we ache for separation from our unwanted realities, alcohol is an attractive option. It’s nothing novel — you’re you with fewer inhibitions and less self-consciousness, a languid blob rather than a frazzled wreck.
Wine is poured into a sink.

Beyond the brew, Pitt students share sober stories

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer February 20, 2024

In a world where campus culture often revolves around parties, late-night gatherings and weekend revelry, it’s easy to overlook the presence of people who abstain from alcohol. Some students choose to...

Opinion | The feminism in alcohol is extremely overlooked

Opinion | The feminism in alcohol is extremely overlooked

By Grace Harris, Staff Columnist February 19, 2024
When we first think of women in the history of alcohol, it is normal to associate them with the Prohibition era of 1920-33. This is an important historic event for the women who struggled with domestic violence at home and came together to find a solution. With this in mind, it's crucial to recognizing the women who contributed to the large alcohol industry the world has today, which is, to no one's surprise, largely dominated by men. 
Fresh Perspective | The subtle art of ghosting

Fresh Perspective | The subtle art of ghosting

By Julia Smeltzer, Digital Manager February 14, 2024
In this edition of Fresh Perspective, digital manager Julia Smeltzer discusses how ghosting toxic things in her life has helped her mental health.
Satire | The Terrible Twenties: Alcoholism and Academia

Satire | The Terrible Twenties: Alcoholism and Academia

By Alaina McCall, Staff Columnist November 30, 2023
Alaina McCall once again deals with their own issues and quandaries through the thin veil of a satire.
A borg (blackout rage gallon) made of water, vodka and red beverage mix powder in a gallon jug, labeled SpongeBorg SquarePants. The right side of the jug displays the message Me Hoy Minoy, a reference to the SpongeBob SquarePants episode DoodleBob.

Editorial | What your borg’s name says about you

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 19, 2023
St. Patrick’s Day is infamously known as a drinking holiday, so it’s no surprise that upon receiving viral status, borgs became the drinking trend for this 2023’s season… and P.S., experts don’t love the trend, but argue it has some benefits compared to other college drinking trends. Did someone say “Score!”? Well, let’s see what your borg’s name over the weekend says about you. 
Two shot glasses sit on a table.

‘I’m broke’: Pitt students consider ways to drink cheaply on campus

By Abby Lipold, Staff Writer February 22, 2023
Out of all the bars on campus, students discuss the cheapest, safest and preferred places to go for a drink.
Opinion | Why are we weird about who drinks what?

Opinion | Why are we weird about who drinks what?

By Paige Wasserman, Senior Staff Columnist February 21, 2023
Misogyny seeps its way into our alcohol preferences.
A student places a can of alcoholic seltzer into a fridge.

‘I’ve had a lot of fun without it’: Dry January encourages sober life at Pitt

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer January 25, 2023
While alcohol consumption is fairly regular on college campuses, some students are trying to remain sober this month in honor of Dry January, an initiative that invites participants to abstain from alcohol.
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.
Load More Stories