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College Compass | Five COVID-safe ways to relax

College Compass | Five COVID-safe ways to relax

College Compass is a bi-weekly blog that aims to help students navigate the highs and lows of college life.
By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer March 25, 2021
Luckily, I’ve provided five fun and safe activities that will make you forget — or at least feel better — about the nonexistent spring break this semester.
College Compass | A Guide to Networking

College Compass | A Guide to Networking

College Compass is a bi-weekly blog that aims to help students navigate the highs and lows of college life.
By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer February 18, 2021
Networking is tedious, intimidating and sometimes a little awkward. Regardless of how uncomfortable it feels, though, it’s an imperative step for anyone with plans to enter the workforce.
College Compass | Why everyone should take a Pitt workout class

College Compass | Why everyone should take a Pitt workout class

College Compass is a bi-weekly blog that aims to help students navigate the highs and lows of college life.
By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
Global pandemics change people — and after a few months of complete stagnancy, fitness became a necessary inclusion in my daily life for both my mental and physical health.
College Compass | 5 steps to excel in virtual learning

College Compass | 5 steps to excel in virtual learning

College Compass is a bi-weekly blog that aims to help students navigate the highs and lows of college life.
By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer September 10, 2020
Whether or not online learning is your personal preference, it’s your new reality, and it’s time to get adjusted.
College Compass | Confronting COVID-19 when you’re nonconfrontational

College Compass | Confronting COVID-19 when you’re nonconfrontational

College Compass is a bi-weekly blog that aims to help students navigate the highs and lows of college life.
By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer August 25, 2020
Even if citing COVID-19 restrictions kills the mood, getting COVID-19 could kill you. So here’s some tips that will help even the most nonconfrontational people feel more comfortable discussing their COVID-19 concerns.
College Compass: Tips for surviving online finals

College Compass: Tips for surviving online finals

College Compass is a bi-weekly blog that aims to help students navigate the highs and lows of college life.
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

College Compass is a bi-weekly blog that aims to help students navigate the highs and lows of college life.
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

College Compass is a bi-weekly blog that aims to help students navigate the highs and lows of college life.
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.
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