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Opinion | Personal essays are never just personal

Opinion | Personal essays are never just personal

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

November 6, 2019

If we limit essays by defining them as writing that is entirely personal, then we are missing the point — and we’re missing a chance to find a new horizon of knowledge, too.

Friday Fly: Nordy’s Place

Friday Fly: Nordy’s Place

By Maggie Koontz | Columnist

December 1, 2017

“Friday Fly” is a recurring column dedicated to a fly on the wall’s perspective on campus spots and daily life here at Pitt. This is the third installment. As the flow of students through the William Pitt Union basement slows and shadows lengthen, the bright blue Nordy’s sign beckons students f...

Friday Fly: Hillman ground floor

Friday Fly: Hillman ground floor

By Maggie Koontz | Columnist

October 19, 2017

“Friday Fly” is a biweekly column dedicated to a fly on the wall’s perspective on campus spots and daily life here at Pitt. This is the first installment. Midterms have begun at the University of Pittsburgh’s campus in Oakland and Hillman Library, a focal study point for students, is busy for...

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