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The Pitt Prescription: Sleep aids

The Pitt Prescription: Sleep aids

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

November 17, 2019

If you are making lifestyle changes but still cannot get the healthy amount of sleep, then there is the option of using medications.

Stress-inducing moments from Pitt sports

Stress-inducing moments from Pitt sports

By Trent Leonard, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

Finals week is one of the most stressful times of the year, but you might feel more at ease after revisiting some of these anxiety-inducing Pitt games.

Top 10: Excuses for missing a final

Top 10: Excuses for missing a final

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 18, 2019

It happens. We get it. Here are the top 10 reasons you can give professors for why you missed your final that’s worth 30% of your grade.

Opinion | Top 10 things even scarier than Roc’s new look

Opinion | Top 10 things even scarier than Roc’s new look

By Julia Kreutzer, Staff Columnist

April 16, 2019

Pitt's new Panther logo strikes fear not only in the hearts of the competition but students as well. Here are 10 things even scarier than Roc’s new look.

Opinion | If these walls could talk, they’d scream: a glimpse into life at Hillman during finals week

Opinion | If these walls could talk, they’d scream: a glimpse into life at Hillman during finals week

By Allison Dantinne, Staff Columnist

December 9, 2018

The students studying for finals in Hillman are fascinating creatures, plagued by insurmountable stress manifested as odd habits. They gather around power sources, lean back in their swivel chairs while staring up at the lines of fluorescent lights and occasionally fall asleep on the floor under the c...

Opinion | Students leave gift of stress management unopened

Opinion | Students leave gift of stress management unopened

By Julia Kreutzer, For The Pitt News

December 9, 2018

The Cathedral commons and dorm rooms are filled with Christmas trees, Hanukkah menorahs and dazzling twinkle lights, but students must survive finals week before they can truly “Deck the Halls.” During the week of finals, thousands of students spend countless hours holed up in Hillman Library while cr...

Students and faculty examine procrastination cures

Students and faculty examine procrastination cures

By Mario Cattabiani III, Staff Writer

December 9, 2018

Cramming is a time-honored tradition at every college. But why do it, especially when many experts believe it is an ineffective way of studying?

Finals: A How-To Guide

Finals: A How-To Guide

By Jon Moss, Senior Staff Writer

December 9, 2018

With finals bearing down on Pitt’s campus, some students are worried about how to best prepare for the onslaught of school work. As students prepare to enter finals week, The Pitt News sat down with mental and physical health experts to learn what students can do to help manage stress and succee...

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

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

By Neena Hagen, Senior Columnist

April 22, 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...

Friday Fight: After April tears, May’s in the clear

Friday Fight: After April tears, May’s in the clear

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 19, 2018

It’s April ― flowers around campus are starting to bloom, the weather is finally warming up and the end of the semester is upon us. Pitt lets out for the summer earlier than most other schools, and while we can’t wait for classes to be over, the early ending can have its downsides. Here’s ...

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