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Don’t trivialize recreational clubs in college

Don’t trivialize recreational clubs in college

By Grace McGinness | For The Pitt News

May 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Before students even set foot on campus, they’re hit with the same phrase a thousand times — “college will be the best four years of of your life.” While cliche and outdated, that saying accomplishes its intended, albeit dangerous, goal — to cajole us into embracing college with open arms. Yet ...

Don’t let responsibilities ruin your summer

Don’t let responsibilities ruin your summer

By Brian Gentry | Senior Columnist

April 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

When I was a kid and it got above 90 degrees, my parents would put out a sprinkler in the lawn and my brother and I would spend hours running back and forth through the water. My parents would work in the garden on weekends, watching us tire ourselves out. When we felt especially daring, my brother a...

Shock over memes doesn’t mean much

Shock over memes doesn’t mean much

By Brian Gentry | Columnist

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

When news broke last week that some members of Pitt College Republicans were participating in a private GroupMe that shared racist memes, headlines may as well have read, “College students say something racist — again.” A Twitter account called “Racists @ Pitt” published screenshots from the ...

Battle for the band: students trade pop for performance at Hofbrauhaus College Night

Battle for the band: students trade pop for performance at Hofbrauhaus College Night

By Siddhi Shockey | Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink, Music

In the great beer hall at Hofbrauhaus every Thursday night, college students dance under the warm light of chandeliers to authentic live music — partaking in a beloved College Night tradition. But when Pitt senior accounting and business information systems major Derek Arnold walked into College ...

Hartford hate crime shows what happens when students stay silent

Hartford hate crime shows what happens when students stay silent

By Sarah Shearer | Columnist

November 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Imagine walking into your dorm room at the end of a long day. You get ready for bed, brush your teeth and apply lotion. The faint smell of — moldy clams? — doesn’t quite hit but lingers questionably in the air. You want to ask your roommate if she smells it too, but can’t find the strength t...

Editorial: Responding to sexual misconduct, NPR succeeds where Dartmouth fails

Editorial: Responding to sexual misconduct, NPR succeeds where Dartmouth fails

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 2, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Sprawled across Dartmouth College’s campus last week were posters that read “Where is Prof. Paul Whalen?” and “Where is Prof. Bill Kelley?” The signs refer to two of the three professors at Dartmouth who had been absent from campus for quite some time — as it turns out, the three profess...

Change the system to avoid pay-for-play scandals

Change the system to avoid pay-for-play scandals

By Will Schulman | For The Pitt News

November 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

The Federal Bureau of Investigation made headlines in the sports world when it arrested 10 people Sept. 26 for a pay-for-play scandal, in which coaches, agents and shoe company employees sent and received bribes involving college basketball recruits. Among the arrested were multiple college basket...

Continuing Kosher customs at Market to Go

Continuing Kosher customs at Market to Go

By Ana Altchek | For The Pitt News

October 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Sitting by the candle lights and surrounded by the people I loved, I experienced my religion — Judaism — as a culture of warmth and comfort. Growing up, Friday nights at my home were a time of decompressing from a week’s worth of work, a time I could spend with family without worrying about...

College is hard, but it’s just the start

College is hard, but it’s just the start

By Taylor Pecarchik / Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under Culture

There’s no doubt that people go to college so they can get a good job. It’s why I go to college. It’s probably why you do, too. But for a lot of students at Pitt, future plans are still a little cloudy. While every student at some point declares a field of study, that doesn’t mean every stu...

Editorial: Racism in humanities isn’t the problem

Editorial: Racism in humanities isn’t the problem

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 11, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Race relations in the United States are rapidly returning to the foreground of the public’s consciousness. It seems nowhere is immune from the rising tensions — not even the study of classical antiquity. At Reed College in Portland, Oregon, student protesters are at the center of a controversy dealing with...

Xanax: an unforseen danger in college

Xanax: an unforseen danger in college

By Tim Murdoch | For The Pitt News

May 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Its thunderous footsteps can be heard the instant it decides to return from the kitchen. Approaching the worn leather couch, it loses its balance. Flailing for a moment, then collecting itself, it manages to plop down onto the cracked sofa cover, slowing sinking into the cushion with a mumbled chuckle ...

Being a good roommate is easy: just be open

Being a good roommate is easy: just be open

By Andrea Spatig | For The Pitt News

May 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

There’s the roommate that has super loud FaceTime conversations with their significant other, the one who never showers and spews an unfavorable odor wherever they go, the one who is too clingy and over-involved in your life and the one that snores like a chainsaw or talks in their sleep through th...

College magnifies eating disorders, learn to see the signs

College magnifies eating disorders, learn to see the signs

By Elise Lavallee | Columnist

May 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

$0.93. That’s the value of all the research done per person on eating disorders in 2011, compared to the $44 per individual on autism or $81 per person on schizophrenia. Yet the Academy for Eating Disorders reports the risk of death for those with anorexia nervosa is three times higher than it ...

Duke divinity professor calls diversity training ‘a waste,’ faces discipline

By Jane Stancill | News and Observer

May 9, 2017


Filed under National News

A divinity professor at Duke University has apparently resigned following disciplinary actions against him, after he questioned the value of diversity training at the school. Paul Griffiths, a professor of Catholic theology at the school, could not be reached for comment Tuesday about the flap. A col...

College libraries ditch books for study space

By Teresa Watanabe | Los Angeles Times (TNS)

April 23, 2017


Filed under National News

BERKELEY, Calif. — The remodeled undergraduate library at the University of California, Berkeley, is modern and sleek. Its top two floors have low-slung couches, a nap pod, and meeting spaces with glass walls made to be written on and colorful furniture meant to be moved. The library has even drop...

Protesters disrupt talk by pro-police author at California college

By Howard Blume | Los Angeles Times (TNS)

April 9, 2017


Filed under National News

LOS ANGELES — Administrators expressed disappointment and threatened discipline in the wake of a demonstration that disrupted a planned public event last week featuring conservative commentator and author Heather MacDonald at Claremont McKenna College. The campus demonstration was among the latest...

15 percent of female undergraduates at UT have been raped, survey says

By Lauren McGaughy | The Dallas Morning News (TNS)

March 23, 2017


Filed under National News

AUSTIN, Texas — Fifteen percent of undergraduate female students surveyed at the University of Texas, Austin said they’ve been raped, according to a statewide study that the UT system will soon release. “The first injustice committed in every assault or inappropriate behavior is the act itself, ...

Nazi fliers and racist videos: Should students of color expect this at predominantly white colleges?

By By Amir Vera | The Virginian-Pilot (TNS)

March 20, 2017


Filed under National News

NORFOLK, Va. _ In the past year, students at Old Dominion University have seen fliers promoting Nazism pop up on campus and a video of a woman wearing a sweatshirt with the college's logo encourage the mass killing of black people. Hours after the video went viral two weeks ago, a question appeared...

College food insecurity demands action

College food insecurity demands action

By Kirsten Wong / For The Pitt News

October 5, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

When a college student is food insecure, it undermines the education meant to someday put bread on their tables. The idea that most college students are privileged and wealthy enough to afford food is simply not the reality. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 1.82 million individuals in...

Higher education: Drug & alcohol problem requires treatment, not punishment

By Kirsten Wong / For The Pitt News

September 23, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

According to popular media, college life includes over-the-top parties, unlimited freedom, acceptance of drugs and alcohol and, occasionally, a class or two. This is best portrayed in movies like “22 Jump Street,” “Pitch Perfect” and “Accepted.” Such films tend to portray drugs and alcohol...

Just a game?

Just a game?

By TNS

December 3, 2014


Filed under Archives

There are few things more important than University of Kentucky basketball in Lexington.

Bo knows

Bo knows

By MCT Campus

November 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Bo Ryan talks to his players during a timeout.

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US NEWS CMP-BERKELEY-SEXASSAULT 1 OX

By Courtesy of MCT Campus

September 15, 2014


Filed under Archives

From left, University of California, Berkeley student Shannon Thomas, 21, former student Nicoletta Commins, 22, and student Aryle Butler, 20, prepare to speak during a press conference at the Graduate School of Journalism in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Thirty-one female students h...

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US NEWS CMP-BERKELEY-SEXASSAULT 1 OX

By MCT Campus

September 14, 2014


Filed under Archives

Sixty-five percent of women and 25 percent of men experience some type of street harassment at some point in their lives.

A ‘Fair’ start

A ‘Fair’ start

By MCT Campus

January 8, 2014


Filed under Archives

Senior forward C.J. Fair has led Syracuse to a No. 2 ranking in the country, the top billing among ACC teams.

Sticks and stones

Sticks and stones

By MCT Campus

September 9, 2013


Filed under Archives

James Franco had an easy time weathering the onslaught of lazy, bigoted jokes delivered at his roast.

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