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Students, faculty adjust to online finals

Some professors are altering their expectations regarding finals.

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer

April 19, 2020

Pitt students may have to hold study groups over Zoom instead of in Hillman library this April, but finals will still be conducted as the semester draws to a close.

Satire | 12 thoughts while writing an essay during finals week

Satire | 12 thoughts while writing an essay during finals week

By Allison Dantinne, Senior Staff Columnist

December 8, 2019

The humble essay. The written word exhausted into seven to eight double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman-font pages with MLA citations.

Opinion | Tips for a very merry finals week

Opinion | Tips for a very merry finals week

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

December 8, 2019

With finals week upon us and the dreaded pre-finals-finals week behind us, it may seem the task of balancing rest and academics has only become more arduous.

Opinion | 5 ways to relieve stress through comedy

Columnist Allion Dantinne suggests becoming a squirrel to cope with finals.

By Allison Dantinne, Senior Staff Columnist

April 21, 2019

When finals season rolls around, it’s hard to not feel the crushing weight of the world on your shoulders. It’s hard not to see your GPA in physical form, beating you over the head for taking a “What ocean sponge are you?” quiz instead of paying attention to the lecture.

Prepare, don’t despair: Pitt students need reading days

(Image by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Neena Hagen, Senior Columnist

April 23, 2018

If you’re a Pitt student, looking at your school’s academic calendar is never fun. Your eyes scan the page filled with dates, head hung in despair as you realize Pitt has perhaps the skimpiest breaks of any university out there — including finals preparation, offering students one measly reading day...

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