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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | Take more risks

Opinion | Take more risks

By Emily O'Neil, Senior Staff Columnist November 2, 2023
Life is short — we all need to take more risks. Taking a risk requires you to step out of your comfort zone, something everyone struggles with in one way or another. Life is complicated, and deciding to take a risk is daunting, but doing so can create immense benefits. 
Fresh Perspective | Take a Deep Breath

Fresh Perspective | Take a Deep Breath

By Julia Smeltzer, Digital Manager November 2, 2023
In this edition of Fresh Perspective, Digital Manager Julia Smeltzer discusses her recent struggles with anxiety.
Opinion | It’s normal to have fears and anxieties coming into your first year of college

Opinion | It’s normal to have fears and anxieties coming into your first year of college

By Emily O'Neil, Staff Columnist August 27, 2023
Throughout my time working as a new student ambassador and listening to the common apprehensions experienced by many incoming first-year students, I’ve come to realize that almost every student goes through similar feelings. 
Between You And Me | Fear and how it holds us back

Between You And Me | Fear and how it holds us back

By Jillian Rowan, Staff Writer March 13, 2023
In this episode of “Between You And Me,” Jillian Rowan talks about overcoming fear and anxiety to be able to live your life.
Opinion | Handling the ‘hangxiety’

Opinion | Handling the ‘hangxiety’

By Nina Santucci, Staff Columnist March 24, 2021
The hangover after a night of drinking can be rough, but the anxiety with it, also referred to as “hangxiety,” can be just as brutal.
Pitt’s Counseling Center has partnered with PittVotes to co-host events for the Pitt community during election season.

Counseling Center, student groups collaborate to ease student stress around election season

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer November 4, 2020
To alleviate stress and anxiety that students may be feeling during election season, the University Counseling Center has partnered with PittVotes to co-host events for the Pitt community.
Opinion | As campus life resumes, COVID-19 anxiety intensifies

Opinion | As campus life resumes, COVID-19 anxiety intensifies

By Alison Sivitz, Staff Columnist August 18, 2020
While I haven’t been able to control the behavior of irresponsible peers and administrators, I have figured out a few ways to curb the bouts of health-related anxiety that result from watching their recklessness. Here are a few ways that you can, too:
Opinion | Fostering mental health amid the COVID-19 crisis

Opinion | Fostering mental health amid the COVID-19 crisis

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist March 16, 2020
Humans love certainty. For individuals who suffer from chronic anxiety, this sentiment proves especially true.
Opinion | Get a fish, not a relationship

Opinion | Get a fish, not a relationship

By Nina Santucci, For the Pitt News January 27, 2020
You will never really know what your fish is feeling, but you can assume it’s undying love, as you’re the sole purpose it’s still alive.
Reading increases emotional intelligence and empathy.

Opinion | We should all find time to read

By Leah Mensch, Assistant Opinions Editor August 28, 2019
It’s a shame that we don’t read for pleasure as much during the school year, because with reading comes so many other benefits that improve the quality of everyday life.
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