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Fresh Perspective | Second-year, first-year experiences

Fresh Perspective | Second-year, first-year experiences

Fresh Perspective is a biweekly blog about typical college experiences made strange by the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Julia Smeltzer, Staff Writer September 9, 2021
In the first Fresh Perspective of the fall semester, staff writer Julia Smeltzer talks about getting first-year experiences as a sophomore.
Fresh Perspective | My isolation housing experience

Fresh Perspective | My isolation housing experience

Fresh Perspective is a biweekly blog about typical first-year experiences made strange by the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Julia Smeltzer, Staff Writer April 20, 2021
In this edition of Fresh Perspective, staff writer Julia Smeltzer recounts her experience in Pitt’s isolation housing.
Fresh Perspective | Picking a Major

Fresh Perspective | Picking a Major

Fresh Perspective is a biweekly blog about typical first-year experiences made strange by the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Julia Smeltzer, Staff Writer March 12, 2021
In this edition of Fresh Perspective, staff writer Julia Smeltzer reflects on her journey to becoming a media and professional communications major.
Fresh Perspective | Getting to Know Oakland

Fresh Perspective | Getting to Know Oakland

Fresh Perspective is a biweekly blog about typical first-year experiences made strange by the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Julia Smeltzer, Staff Writer February 25, 2021
Naturally, when I committed to Pitt, I couldn’t wait to make my own memories on my parents’ old stomping grounds.
Fresh Perspective | Start Living

Fresh Perspective | Start Living

Fresh Perspective is a biweekly blog about typical first-year experiences made strange by the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Julia Smeltzer, Staff Writer February 11, 2021
I wake up and I do the same thing every day, accepting that this is what life has in store for me.
Fresh Perspective | Goals for the spring semester

Fresh Perspective | Goals for the spring semester

Fresh Perspective is a biweekly blog about typical first-year experiences made strange by the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Julia Smeltzer, Staff Writer January 29, 2021
As I start to embark on my second semester, I figured it would be good to set some goals for myself for the next 16 weeks.
Fresh Perspective | Looking Back at my First Semester

Fresh Perspective | Looking Back at my First Semester

Fresh Perspective is a biweekly blog about typical first-year experiences made strange by the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Julia Smeltzer, Staff Writer November 20, 2020
It’s crazy to think that I am finishing off my first semester of college in a week.
Fresh Perspective | Combating Burnout

Fresh Perspective | Combating Burnout

Fresh Perspective is a biweekly blog about typical first-year experiences made strange by the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Julia Smeltzer, Staff Writer October 26, 2020
I’m knee-deep into my first semester of college, and it feels like I’m drowning in my own online ocean of work.
Fresh Perspective | Making friends during COVID-19

Fresh Perspective | Making friends during COVID-19

Fresh Perspective is a biweekly blog about typical first-year experiences made strange by the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Julia Smeltzer, Staff Writer October 11, 2020
It was definitely frustrating at first — my senior year of high school was ruined and interrupted by COVID, and now my first year of college isn’t what I expected.
Fresh Perspective | College complicated my relationship with eating

Fresh Perspective | College complicated my relationship with eating

Fresh Perspective is a biweekly blog about typical first-year experiences made strange by the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Julia Smeltzer, Staff Writer September 28, 2020
While navigating a new college scene, first-year students also have to find a balanced lifestyle while finding what is right for their own body.
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