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College Compass: Tips for surviving online finals

College Compass: Tips for surviving online finals

By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Even if students have all the time in the world during quarantine, it can feel really difficult to stay organized in the midst of this lifestyle change.

College Compass: How to make this 5-month summer break productive

College Compass: How to make this 5-month summer break productive

By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

I know I’m not the only one who feels disappointed that my summer internship was canceled — as a rising senior, this summer was going to be a vital step in my future career, Ana Altchek writes.

College Compass: Planning for a lower-budget spring break

College Compass: Planning for a lower-budget spring break

By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Here are four of the strategies I used to keep my last spring break trip as cheap as possible.

College Compass: College dieting the healthy way

College Compass: College dieting the healthy way

By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

Since many college students are surrounded by these bad habits, they can feel difficult to break.

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.

College Compass: Perks of living on-campus

College Compass: Perks of living on-campus

By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Students often overlook the benefits of on-campus living. Read all about the perks of living on campus in this week’s College Compass.

College Compass: Fashion advice for student life

Thriftsburgh is a student-operated thrift store located in the O’Hara Student Center.

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.

College Compass | Do’s and Don’ts of taking an 18-credit semester

Students study in Hillman Library.

By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

If you’re thinking of taking an 18-credit semester — don’t.

College Compass: Entering survival mode

College Compass: Entering survival mode

By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

College Compass is a brand new bi-weekly blog that aims to help student navigate the highs and lows of college life. This week, staff writer Ana Altchek talks about some of the stresses of being a first year student.

College Compass: Four keys to a healthy relationship

College Compass: Four keys to a healthy relationship

By Ashna Gupta, For The Pitt News

September 5, 2019

Do not feel bad about the number of people who walk out of your life — it is not a reflection of your personality, it’s just destiny. I want to discuss some of the things that constitute a healthy relationship — whether it’s between a romantic partner or between friends.

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