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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.
Pitt’s partnership with the Healthy Ride program only benefits first-years and resident assistants.

Editorial | Unlimited 30-minute bike rides for first years are a good start

By Pitt News Editorial Board August 26, 2019
Only first-year students and RAs are included in Healthy Ride’s pilot bike program, but this is an opportunity that all students should be able to reap the benefits of.
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