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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Satire | Passover is objectively the best holiday

Satire | Passover is objectively the best holiday

By Rachel Soloff, Opinions Editor April 14, 2022
The Jewish holiday of Passover is the best one ever — what other holiday do you leave out wine for a ghost?!
Opinion | Can’t wrap a pretty bow over the ugliness of social media

Opinion | Can’t wrap a pretty bow over the ugliness of social media

By Anita Bengert, For The Pitt News January 10, 2022
Traditional holidays have morphed into something unrecognizable as it's influenced by the lure of social media. Holiday presents were once a form of connection and love, but have since emerged into competition, approval and striving for perceived status. Are the holidays gone as we know it?
A video titled “Victorian English Christmas Village” posted on Nationality Rooms Programs’ Youtube channel and the Nationality Rooms website for the Virtual Holiday Open House.

Nationality Rooms Open House presents holiday traditions and culture

By Betul Tuncer, Senior Staff Writer December 6, 2021
The Nationality Rooms Holiday Open House is an opportunity to share people’s culture and traditions with the Pitt community, and the themes for this year’s event are winter holiday traditions, cultural performances, traditional holiday crafts, and winter and holiday recipes.
Editorial | It’s OK to not like Thanksgiving

Editorial | It’s OK to not like Thanksgiving

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 15, 2021
While Thanksgiving can be a happy time full of food and family, this isn’t the case for everyone — and that’s OK.
The Swedish Nationality room, decorated for the holiday open house in December 2018.

Nationality Room Holiday Open House virtually sends viewers around the world

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer January 19, 2021
The 2020 Nationality Room Holiday Open House, held from Dec. 6 through Dec. 18, consisted of various virtual programs, such as videos of storytelling and musical performances, organized by members of each room’s committee and available through the Pitt Global Hub website.
Weekend Watchlist | ‘Tis the Season

Weekend Watchlist | ‘Tis the Season

By The Pitt News Staff November 19, 2020
This long, challenging semester is nearly over. Kick back and celebrate the holiday season with these streaming recommendations.
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.
Celebrating the holidays with an experience, like going to Phipps, instead of a gift is a memorable way to make your friends feel appreciated.

Editorial: Buy sustainable this holiday season

By The Pitt News Editorial Board December 4, 2019
There are several ways to go about finding the perfect gift that is sustainable and special.
UPMC Presbyterian lights up decorations on its front lawn during the holiday season. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Visual Editor)

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

By Sarah Connor and Joanna Li December 10, 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...

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)

Hustling on the holidays

By Zoe Pawliczek | Staff Writer September 14, 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...

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