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Opinion | Tips for a very merry finals week

Opinion | Tips for a very merry finals week

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

December 8, 2019

With finals week upon us and the dreaded pre-finals-finals week behind us, it may seem the task of balancing rest and academics has only become more arduous.

Editorial: Buy sustainable this holiday season

Celebrating the holidays with an experience, like going to Phipps, instead of a gift is a memorable way to make your friends feel appreciated.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 5, 2019

There are several ways to go about finding the perfect gift that is sustainable and special.

Hospitals for the holidays: Students and nurses help out over break

UPMC Presbyterian lights up decorations on its front lawn during the holiday season. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Visual Editor)

By Sarah Connor and Joanna Li

December 11, 2017

While some people are putting a honey-glazed Christmas ham into the oven and cozying up with loved ones to watch “A Christmas Story,” Pitt student Trisha Klan starts her work day. Instead of sipping hot cocoa and decorating a tree, the third-year student will celebrate Christmas while working ...

Hustling on the holidays

Heather Sandfort (right) , a Pitt emergency medicine graduate, work as a paramedic on holidays such as Christmas, the Fourth of July, Easter and her birthday.
(Photo courtesy of Heather Sandfort)

By Zoe Pawliczek | Staff Writer

September 15, 2017

After the last bus home for the holidays leaves Pitt, few students remain in the dorms and on campus —  those who do stay often work, including Nordenberg Resident Assistant Liam Monahan. “I’m looking forward to being productive over the break, prepping for finals and hanging with the other RA on d...

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