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College Compass: Tips for surviving online finals

College Compass: Tips for surviving online finals

By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Even if students have all the time in the world during quarantine, it can feel really difficult to stay organized in the midst of this lifestyle change.

Opinion | The Pitt community should celebrate its successes

Opinion | The Pitt community should celebrate its successes

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

April 19, 2020

I’m proud of all of us and I hope you are, too.

Stress dreams are made of finals

Stress dreams are made of finals

By Charlie Taylor, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

University-related dreams are common amongst students. A 2017 study by career website Debut found that 84% of college students surveyed reported having nightmares about school, half of which were recurring. These nightmares most commonly pertained to taking exams, followed by failing those exams or their classes altogether.

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.

December graduates look to the future

December graduates look to the future

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer

December 8, 2019

The culmination of every student’s college career and hard work is graduation. For Pitt seniors graduating in December, with the holidays around the corner and many of their peers making schedules for the spring, the experience is a little different.

College Compass | Entering survival mode: Finals edition

College Compass | Entering survival mode: Finals edition

By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer

December 8, 2019

For first-year students, the concept of a week-long exam period may feel foreign and unapproachable — especially for those who didn’t have any form of finals in high school. But even for those who had some exposure, high school exams don’t remotely compare to the workload that college finals prescribe.

Opinion | Refuel without repercussions

Retail therapy, especially sifting through clothes at a thrift store like Thriftsburgh, can be a good way to destress between tests.

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist

December 8, 2019

Below, I’ve listed five methods that can help students relax without dealing with a hangover, and refuel without facing the negative repercussions of sleep deprivation and excessive caffeine.

Opinion | Thanksgiving break is hardly a break

Opinion | Thanksgiving break is hardly a break

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist

December 1, 2019

Not only has the week enhanced stress levels, but as Pitt is one of the few colleges with a break this lengthy, it’s also inconvenient.

The Pitt Prescription: Safe caffeine use during finals season

The Pitt Prescription

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

Craving caffeine? Read about healthy caffeine habits with this week’s installment of The Pitt Prescription.

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