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Opinion | Don’t wish away general education requirements

Opinion | Don’t wish away general education requirements

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

July 24, 2020

If used properly, general education requirements can be exciting, enriching opportunities to narrow down your interests, eliminate extraneous costs, customize your education and market yourself to future employers.

Capel’s best newcomers are ready for the spotlight

The 2020 Pitt men’s basketball recruiting class is Pitt’s highest rated recruiting class since 2012.

By Sam Krimins, Staff Writer

July 23, 2020

The 2020 Pitt men’s basketball recruiting class enters Oakland ahead of one of the most highly anticipated seasons in recent memory. From sharpshooters to high flyers, this season welcomes a plethora of must-watch talent.

Satire | What not to do as a first year

Satire | What not to do as a first year

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist

July 23, 2020

Don’t drink from the Cathy water fountains. They’re, like, oddly warm.

Opinion | You don’t have to do everything all at once

Opinion | You don’t have to do everything all at once

By Paige Lawler, Senior Staff Columnist

July 22, 2020

Trying to participate in too many extracurricular activities all at once while learning the ins and outs of college will almost certainly result in exhaustion and burnout.

Opinion | College students, your mental health will not improve on its own

Opinion | College students, your mental health will not improve on its own

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

July 21, 2020

If you’re already experiencing mental health issues, moving to campus will not fix them, and moving to campus will not make them better — no matter how ideal the independent, adult life in college seems.

Pitt sports venues, ranked

The Petersen Events Center, which opened in 2002 on the former site of Pitt Stadium, is home to the Pitt men’s and women’s basketball teams.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

July 21, 2020

Pitt hosts 19 varsity sports teams, with eight different home fields between them. When you’re on campus for the first time, it can be overwhelming to decide where to go or what teams to see, so here are the definitive rankings for which facility to see first.

First-year Panthers to get to know

Canadian striker Chantelle Parker joins the 2020 Pitt women’s soccer team.

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

July 21, 2020

But don’t wait until you step into Heinz Field, the Pete or Fitzgerald Field House to start learning about your classmates. Get to know some of the stars of the class in 2020 before you join them in Pittsburgh.

Opinion | Consider joining a Counseling Center therapy group

Opinion | Consider joining a Counseling Center therapy group

By Loretta Donoghue, Senior Staff Columnist

July 20, 2020

College in the time of coronavirus is bound to be mentally draining for thousands of students. Thankfully, Pitt’s Counseling Center can help — incoming first-year students who find themselves struggling should consider joining a group counseling session.

Welcome to Pitt Sports fandom

The Oakland Zoo celebrates the first basket of the Pitt men’s basketball game versus West Virginia in November with the traditional tossing of newspaper shreds.

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

July 20, 2020

New students, welcome to the Panther family. As students of an Atlantic Coast Conference school and residents of the city of Pittsburgh, you will quickly find that sports are an integral part of life on Pitt’s campus

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.

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