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.
Bob Parker, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and the associate dean for graduate education, teaches a brewing class in 2017.

Mash, TRASH and Pittsburgh’s homebrewing community

By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer February 22, 2022
A class about brewing beer is a popular selection for engineering students, and some take the lessons from the course and continue homebrewing after graduating, even creating their own businesses.
Opinion | Fake IDs are culturally relevant

Opinion | Fake IDs are culturally relevant

By Jessica Snyder, Staff Columnist February 22, 2022
There is a cultural relevance of fake IDs in the United States, they could be more than just a mindless crime.
Opinion | D.A.R.E. exaggerated the whole peer pressure thing

Opinion | D.A.R.E. exaggerated the whole peer pressure thing

By Anna Fischer, Staff Columnist February 22, 2022
Peer pressure as D.A.R.E. presented it, simply doesn’t exist.
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.
A woman blows out a birthday candle while wearing a mask.

‘Rather uneventful’: Students reflect on turning 21 during COVID-19 pandemic

By Leanna Chae, Staff Writer February 22, 2022
Irene Cho, a senior biological sciences major, planned to hit the bar on her 21st birthday. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, her plans changed immediately.
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