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College Compass | Entering survival mode: Finals edition

College Compass | Entering survival mode: Finals edition

By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer December 8, 2019
For first-year students, the concept of a week-long exam period may feel foreign and unapproachable — especially for those who didn’t have any form of finals in high school. But even for those who had some exposure, high school exams don’t remotely compare to the workload that college finals prescribe.
Weekend Watchlist: Animated TV series

Weekend Watchlist: Animated TV series

By The Pitt News Staff November 22, 2019
Cartoons aren’t just for kids. Here are our favorite animated TV series available to stream.
Old News: Happy Franksgiving

Old News: Happy Franksgiving

Old News is a bi-weekly blog dragging up ancient Pitt history. Here, we’ll retell some of the weird, interesting or relevant stories we find in The Pitt News’s archives at Documenting Pitt.
By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor November 22, 2019
It was one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s less popular ideas to reinvigorate the American economy — with an extra week of Christmas shopping.
The Pitt Prescription

The Pitt Prescription: Sleep aids

The Pitt Prescription is a bi-weekly blog where student pharmacist and Senior Staff Writer Elizabeth Donnelly provides tips on how to stay healthy in college.
By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer November 18, 2019
If you are making lifestyle changes but still cannot get the healthy amount of sleep, then there is the option of using medications.

Weekend Watchlist: Period pieces

By The Pitt News Staff November 15, 2019
Time travel isn’t real, but the best next thing would have to be period pieces — movies and television shows that are set in an earlier period. They allow you to be transported back in time without leaving the 21st century — or your couch. Here are our favorite period pieces available to stream.
Pittchcraft: Witch representation in media

Pittchcraft: Witch representation in media

Witches walk among us — seriously. Pittchcraft is a bi-weekly blog written by staff writer Emily Pinigis about her life as a college student and practicing Witch.
By Emily Pinigis, Staff Writer November 15, 2019
Now that spooky season has officially ended, it is perhaps a very good time to reflect on a certain aspect of the Halloween season — Witches, and the usually negative representation of them in media.
Old News: A history of Joe Biden's visits to Pitt

Old News: A history of Joe Biden’s visits to Pitt

Old News is a bi-weekly blog dragging up ancient Pitt history. Here, we’ll retell some of the weird, interesting or relevant stories we find in The Pitt News’s archives at Documenting Pitt.
By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor November 8, 2019
Unlike other 2020 contenders — including Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and recent dropout Beto O’Rourke — Biden hasn’t made the trip to Oakland during his visits to Pittsburgh this semester. But he’s not a stranger to Pitt’s campus.
Oakland Outlook: Finding love on TinderU

Oakland Outlook: Finding love on TinderU

Oakland Outlook is a bi-weekly blog written by TPN staffers chronicling their experiences as college students living in Oakland.
By Megan Williams, Staff Writer November 7, 2019
It’s strange to me that so many of us Pitt students look for love while in college. The very natures of each contradict, love and college, as the former portends permanence and the latter is itself a liminal space, something from which we (are intended to) move on.
Pittchcraft: Celebrating Samhain

Pittchcraft: Celebrating Samhain

Witches walk among us — seriously. Pittchcraft is a bi-weekly blog written by staff writer Emily Pinigis about her life as a college student and practicing Witch.
By Emily Pinigis, Staff Writer October 31, 2019
Halloween may be over, but the celebration of Samhain is still going strong. Samhain is a Celtic holiday celebrating the last harvest of the year from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, which historically served as the origins for the now mainstream Halloween holiday.
Thriftsburgh is a student-operated thrift store located in the O’Hara Student Center.

College Compass: Fashion advice for student life

College Compass is a bi-weekly blog that aims to help students navigate the highs and lows of college life.
By Sarah Stager, For The Pitt News October 31, 2019
It’s not always easy to look put together when you’re lugging heavy bags beneath both eyes and have a million and one assignments to complete before the end of the day.
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