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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Iowa State forward Hason Ward, left, forward Aljaz Kunc vie for the ball with Pittsburgh forward Jorge Diaz Graham during the first half of a first-round college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 17, 2023, in Greensboro, N.C.

Pitt Men’s basketball’s newcomers set to begin their Fall semesters

By Jermaine Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor August 24, 2023

Fall is here. After a few months of summer break, students — from the super seniors to the first-years — are eager to return to Oakland and continue their college careers. Students new to Oakland have...

Opinion | Pittsburgh is not Pitt’s playground — it’s our community

Opinion | Pittsburgh is not Pitt’s playground — it’s our community

By Livia Daggett, Contributing Editor August 16, 2023
Settling into a new community doesn’t happen overnight. I’m entering my third year at Pitt, living off campus, have best friends and my partner in the city — yet Pittsburgh feels new to me every day. But Pittsburgh has a way of sneaking up on you until suddenly you realize it’s more home than your hometown.
Opinion | It’s OK to be alone

Opinion | It’s OK to be alone

By Jameson Keebler, Staff Columnist August 12, 2023
Not only is living on your own for the first time daunting, but college comes with many expectations. Every adult talks about their college friends, and it seems like there is an intense pressure to make lifelong connections. That can be a stressor throughout college, but especially at the beginning when you don’t know anybody. 
Upperclassmen offer advice to incoming first-years

Upperclassmen offer advice to incoming first-years

By Carissa Canzona, Staff Writer August 4, 2023
As a new class of incoming first-years prepare to move into their dorms, Staff Writer Carissa Canzona asked upperclassmen to share some of their experiences and biggest pieces of advice for students beginning their college journeys.
A pile of Pitt footballs.

Pitt football headed in new direction with first-year players

By Jack Markowski, Senior Staff Writer June 13, 2023
Pitt football underwent a roster overhaul this offseason as many key contributors moved on to the next level, opening up playing time for the Panthers’ newcomers. Senior Staff Writer Jack Markowski previews the first-year players that could step up and make an impact for Pitt in the 2023 season.
Pitt’s Class of 2024 participated in a virtual Welcome Week from Aug. 16-18 to kick off an unconventional semester.

‘Alone, together’: First years build community in face of physically distanced fall

By India Krug and Priya Ray September 8, 2020
Many first-year students on campus this semester struggled with the decision of whether to take classes online from home, transfer to a different school or even take a gap year.
Canadian striker Chantelle Parker joins the 2020 Pitt women’s soccer team.

First-year Panthers to get to know

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor July 23, 2020
Get to know some of the stars of the class of 2024 before you join them in Pittsburgh.
Student residents reflect on early exodus from campus housing

Student residents reflect on early exodus from campus housing

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief March 18, 2020

Madison Korowicki, a first-year chemical engineer who had been living in Forbes Hall, said she was “initially kind of excited” when she learned Pitt was moving classes online on March 11. Soon, though,...

College Compass: Entering survival mode

College Compass: Entering survival mode

By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer October 3, 2019
College Compass is a brand new bi-weekly blog that aims to help student navigate the highs and lows of college life. This week, staff writer Ana Altchek talks about some of the stresses of being a first year student.
Opinion | Freshman year is hard, and social media makes it worse

Opinion | Freshman year is hard, and social media makes it worse

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor August 27, 2019
Your first year of college is inevitably hard, and I want all current first-years to know that if you’re not having the time of your life right now like everyone else seems to be, that’s okay.
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