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Opinion | In defense of changing your major

Opinion | In defense of changing your major

By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist

July 19, 2020

The first year — sometimes, the first month — of college can be full of an overwhelming amount of self-discovery. A lot of people come to college with a set plan, but sometimes that plan changes. That’s OK.

Opinion | A double major isn’t always the right choice

Opinion | A double major isn't always the right choice

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist

June 28, 2019

While earning multiple degrees sounds fancy on paper, it might not always be practical.

Public and professional writing program major-ly expands

Professor Libertz talks with Kristyna Finikiotis in class Wednesday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer)

By Janine Faust | Assistant News Editor

September 7, 2017

Jonathan Frye knew he wanted to write when he came to Pitt, but he also wanted to leave with skills to find a job. “I always wanted to be an English major, but the ones at Pitt seemed to be more education or storytelling focused,” he said. “I didn’t see how I could apply that to the career I want...

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