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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.
Opinion | Pandemic stress exacerbates harm in drinking among college students

Opinion | Pandemic stress exacerbates harm in drinking among college students

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist March 24, 2021
Pandemic-induced stress has not only exacerbated mental health issues but changed drinking culture to more of a coping mechanism.
Members of the “Pitt Twitter” community gather to tailgate outside of Heinz Field before a Pitt football game in 2019.

Panthers fans share drinking traditions before games at Heinz Field

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer March 23, 2021
Football, tailgating and alcohol — a trio that never separates for many Pitt fans. Three fans spoke with The Pitt News to share some of their favorite drinking and tailgating traditions on Panther gamedays at Heinz Field.
Opinion | Must drinking always lead to debauchery?

Opinion | Must drinking always lead to debauchery?

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist April 10, 2019
For all the people who don’t need or don’t want to throw a roof-blasting banger every weekend, here are some activities that are just as good — if not better — than screaming like a lunatic in a South O basement.
Opinion | Drunk horoscopes

Opinion | Drunk horoscopes

By Allison Dantinne, Senior Staff Columnist April 10, 2019
It’s easy to have a hard time figuring out the right drink for you. Why not bring the stars to the bars? It’s time to let your sign determine your drink order.
Beer and Wine edition: Brewing 101 at Copper Kettle

Beer and Wine edition: Brewing 101 at Copper Kettle

It'll take some time and quite a bit of effort, but you can learn how to make your own beer – especially if you visit Greg Hough at Copper Kettle Brewing Company. Pennsylvania's only brew-in-house facility...

(Photo by Thomas Yang / Visual Editor)

Beer and Wine Edition

By The Pitt News April 13, 2018

As a senior riding out my last couple weeks of being an undergraduate at Pitt, it’s easy to find reasons to celebrate and go out with some friends. Found the perfect graduation outfit? Let’s get...

Grant Larson, a sophomore microbiology major, creates a variety of home-brewed beers at a friend’s house including stout, pale ales, IPA’s and cider. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Videographer)

Backyard brewers: Students craft their own creations

Some students buy kegs for a good time. Others become amateaur mixologists for the night, concocting a batch of jungle juice in their backyards. But a few local college students find joy not in the...

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