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The best jams to listen to during finals week

The best jams to listen to during finals week

By Sarah Demchak, Staff Writer December 7, 2022
Piles of last minute homework, cramming for exams and late nights at the library — Pitt’s finals week eerily approaches. Listening to music may help relieve some of that stress, so here is a list of five playlists, albums and songs to listen to during the upcoming week.
Holiday activities to distract you from finals stress

Holiday activities to distract you from finals stress

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer December 6, 2022
Though finals season is quickly approaching, there are still many holiday activities that students can participate in to help them destress and enjoy festive events before winter break. Here is a short list of some festive activities for students to explore.
Editorial | Take care of yourself during finals

Editorial | Take care of yourself during finals

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 29, 2022
Students should take care of their mental and physical health during finals week.
A Pitt fan cheers during Saturday evening’s ACC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Editorial | Fall semester had plenty of highlights (and a few lowlights)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board December 10, 2021
We thought it would be fitting to recap the many highlights of this loosely post-pandemic semester, and the occasional lowlight.
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.
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.
Numerous hands pet Ruby the therapy dog at a Therapy Dog Tuesday session in the Cathedral of Learning in 2020.

Put your ‘me time’ before study time with these finals week de-stressors

By Sarah Demchak, Staff Writer December 8, 2021
Finals week is almost upon us and that means sleepovers at the library, unhealthy amounts of coffee and stressful cramming study sessions. It is easy to forget to take a break, but here are some tips to help you out.
Students exercise at a Zumba class during Rec O Mania in 2019.

Pitt offers students yoga classes to relax during finals

By Julia DiPietro, Staff Writer December 7, 2021
Yoga isn’t confined to a gym or studio on campus. Sunset yoga takes advantage of the great outdoors with warrior poses set to the setting sun. Or, to amp up the fun, students can try Glowga, or glow-in-the-dark yoga.
Students study on the first floor of Hillman Library.

Editorial | Top six study tips for finals

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 30, 2021
Thanksgiving break was fun and all, but now it’s time for a generally miserable couple of weeks as we trudge our way through final papers, projects and exams.
The first full academic year amid the COVID-19 pandemic will soon come to a close.

Students reflect on first full academic year during pandemic

By Suln Yun, Staff Writer April 21, 2021
As the end of the first full academic year with COVID-19 comes to a close, many Pitt students are preparing for upcoming finals and sharing their thoughts on this year's primarily virtual learning experience.
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