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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.

Opinion | We should all find time to read

Reading increases emotional intelligence and empathy.

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.

Opinion | 4 tips for prioritizing mental health in the transition to college

Eli Savage | TPN illustrator

By Julia Kreutzer, Staff Columnist

June 30, 2019

Looking at how my first year at Pitt actually unfolded, though, I recognize that while I did enjoy the freedom and novelty, I had not anticipated the feelings of anxiety and loneliness that can come with uprooting one’s life and diving headfirst into a completely new environment.

Seniors, take heart as graduation nears

(Illustration by Liam Mcfadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Henry Glitz | Opinions Editor

February 9, 2018

Waking up at 9 a.m., my mind immediately goes to the activities of the day. When am I going to fit in time for meals? What homework did I forget? What am I going to do for the rest of my life? As a senior, I’ve gotten used to the pace of life in college — including gratuitously late wake-up ti...

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