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Senior midfielder Peyton Reed (16) faces off a player from Akron during a Pitt women’s lacrosse game in March.

‘I see Pitt thriving’: Lacrosse seniors, grad students set bar for future teams

By Richie Smiechowski, Senior Staff Writer April 20, 2022
During their only season as Panthers, 14 Pitt lacrosse seniors and grad students have laid the groundwork for future teams, establishing a culture of hard work and dedication within the program that is consistent with Pittsburgh’s blue-collar mentality.
Students study on the first floor of Hillman Library.

Satire | The top 8 rules of Hillman Etiquette

By Talia Spillerman, Staff Columnist April 19, 2022
Here are the top ways to ensure that you are following the unspoken rules of Hillman library.
Jason Buffer, left, and Shalini Jose, graduate students in the School of Medicine’s biomedical masters program, study for their biochemistry final in Hillman Library on Friday evening.

‘100% in favor’: Professors embrace in-person finals season

By Alexandra Ross, Staff Writer December 8, 2021
The past three semesters, Pitt required professors to provide a remote option for final exams. But this semester, professors can choose their own format, whether it’s in person, online or a combination of the two.
Opinion | Do away with the conventional timed exams

Opinion | Do away with the conventional timed exams

By Harsh Hiwase, For The Pitt News December 8, 2021
There is a commonly accepted, yet flawed notion that the faster a student solves a problem, the more intelligent they are.
Opinion | Labor-based grading should be a universal standard in academia

Opinion | Labor-based grading should be a universal standard in academia

By Jessica Snyder, Staff Columnist December 8, 2021
It would be extremely difficult to cater grammatical grading to every English dialect, so labor-based grading takes a neutral stance.
Emily Vogt, left, a first-year biology major, studies for her biology final and a biology quiz while her friend Alex Markunas, an undeclared first year, catches up on her neuroscience notes at Hillman Library on Friday evening.

Students prepare for hybrid finals as semester nears end

By Clare Sheedy, Contributing Editor December 8, 2021
Pitt students prepared this time last year to take finals at home and behind a screen. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Pitt community to acclimate to online learning. With the semester ending soon, students are studying at home, alone and in campus buildings.
Students study in Posvar Hall.

Opinion | You shouldn’t have to talk in class to participate

By Sarah Liez, Staff Columnist December 8, 2021
Taking part in large group discussions is not a necessary element of class participation.
Opinion | It’s OK to not have a job lined up for after graduation

Opinion | It’s OK to not have a job lined up for after graduation

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist April 21, 2021
As a 22-year-old, it’s OK not to have a definitive plan upon graduation.
Senior Chinaza Ndee reacts after Pitt’s 2019 NCAA Tournament loss.

Relive Pitt’s famed final moments

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer November 18, 2020
Pitt sports teams are familiar with such a feeling and are hardly strangers to both the joy and agony inevitable after a close game. Although the outcome may not always be in the Panthers’ favor, the last decade has given Pitt fans their fair share of nail-biters. Here are some of Pitt’s famed moments that came down to the wire.
Staff Picks: The best stuff to watch on 4/20

Staff Picks: The best stuff to watch on 4/20

By The Pitt News Staff April 19, 2020
Our staff has assembled the best weed media to consume while you’re totally not high because Pennsylvania hasn’t quite legalized it yet.
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