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Opinion | Halloween is our fall semester savior

Opinion | Halloween is our fall semester savior

By Sarah Liez, For The Pitt News October 19, 2021
Halloween in college is an entertaining distraction from the problems of young adult life.
Opinion | There’s a difference between vaccine hesitant and anti-vaxx

Opinion | There’s a difference between vaccine hesitant and anti-vaxx

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist September 27, 2021
It’s easy to respond in anger — God knows I have — but shifting our response and perception of the unvaccinated is the only way to combat rampant misinformation, widespread distrust and American resistance tradition. 
The Cathedral of Learning.

Editorial | 10 worst things about returning to in person classes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 24, 2021
Here are the top 10 worst things about returning to the classroom. 
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Pitt adds 59 new COVID-19 cases since Sept. 8

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor September 16, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 44 students and 15 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Sept. 8-14.
The first week of fully in-person classes began Monday, after two weeks of an in-person optional format.

Pitt classes return fully in person for first time in 18 months

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer September 15, 2021
It’s not just your imagination — from “Welsfest” Snapchat stories or a record-breaking number of first years, Pitt’s campus has been much busier lately. The first week of fully in-person classes began Monday, after two weeks of an in-person optional format.
Editorial | Pennsylvania schools are right to mandate masks

Editorial | Pennsylvania schools are right to mandate masks

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 1, 2021
Wolf made the right decision to mandate masks. While waiting for a vaccine that can be administered to children younger than 12, there is not much else one can do to protect their child other than to have them wear a mask. 
The pandemic showed that flexibility will be key in the new workplace as some workers preferred to stay online, while others are eager to return to the office.

Opinion | Workplace attitudes are changing — and it’s long overdue

By Dalia Maeroff, Opinions Editor August 30, 2021
The pandemic showed that flexibility will be key in the new workplace. 
Opinion | Weighing risk when you’re vaccinated

Opinion | Weighing risk when you’re vaccinated

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist August 24, 2021
Given the incredible effectiveness of vaccines, the risk of socializing normally and without a mask for vaccinated people has changed dramatically since the beginning of the pandemic.
Opinion | Pittsburgh is a city, not just where you go to school

Opinion | Pittsburgh is a city, not just where you go to school

By Dalia Maeroff, Opinions Editor August 24, 2021
I am begging the Pitt community to realize something I thought I would never have to say — Pittsburgh is a city, not just where you go to school.
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Editorial | Pitt should have never given us the choice of in-person or online classes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board August 24, 2021
Pitt’s last-minute decision to give us the option between remote and in-person classes is half-baked, noncommittal and puts unnecessary stress on both students and professors who shouldn’t have to make this choice in the first place.
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