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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | Tarantulas are the best pets for college students

By Jessica Snyder, Senior Staff Columnist May 31, 2022
Tarantulas are the most manageable pets for busy college students, even though they might be scary.
Delphie Backs, a junior applied developmental psychology major, adopted her cat Olaf, a 2-year-old white short-hair, from the Beaver Humane Society last year.

Pitt pet owners share advice, love for animal companions

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor November 10, 2021
Having a pet is, to no one’s surprise, a huge undertaking — especially as a college student. Delphie Backs, a junior applied developmental psychology major, adopted her cat Olaf, a two-year-old white short-hair, from the Beaver County Humane Society last year.
Opinion | Get a fish, not a relationship

Opinion | Get a fish, not a relationship

By Nina Santucci, For the Pitt News January 27, 2020
You will never really know what your fish is feeling, but you can assume it’s undying love, as you’re the sole purpose it’s still alive.
Fifth-year Pitt student Georgia Vidal pets her cat, Winston, on the windowsill of her Bates Street house. (Photo by Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor)

Pets of Pitt: students find furry friends on campus

By Prachi Patel / Staff Writer July 3, 2017

Winston prowls around a house on Bates Street — meowing, knocking things over with his black-and-white paws and chewing on the mail. For Georgia Vidal, a college student with a limited budget, housing...

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