The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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 | It’s okay to not be experienced in your 20s

Opinion | It’s okay to not be experienced in your 20s

By Ashanti McLaurin, Staff Columnist February 26, 2024
This column isn’t to say that you shouldn’t want to have a romantic partner or yearn for affection. I just found that, for me, I have finally accepted that the time will come when it comes. 
Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal in “All of Us Strangers.”

Opinion | Actors whose on-screen chemistry has convinced me they should date in real life

By Delaney Rauscher Adams, Staff Columnist February 15, 2024
In a world where all external realities like sexuality, geographic location and relationship status don’t matter, these actors would make great couples. 
Satire | Local student devastated to learn of roommate having sex around apartment

Satire | Local student devastated to learn of roommate having sex around apartment

By Anna Ehlers, Contributing Editor February 14, 2024
As winter progresses, the Pitt community settles deep into cuffing season. The evidence is everywhere — couples holding hands walking down Forbes, cuddling up in the William Pitt Union or only vaguely pretending to study together in Hillman.
Pitt students steer situationships through murky waters

Pitt students steer situationships through murky waters

By Tanya Babbar, Senior Staff Writer February 13, 2024

When transfer student Natalee Hails was a first-year at Temple University last year, she saw a guy who took her to concerts, came to visit her at school and even met her family — but ultimately, he did...

A distraught student with a Valentine’s Day-themed background.

Opinion | Valentine’s Day is for people not in relationships, too

By Irene Moran, Staff Columnist February 12, 2024
If that class crush you have rejects you, take yourself on a date. If you find out that one friend that you started developing feelings for doesn’t have the same feelings for you, you definitely deserve to take yourself out on a date.
Opinion | Stubbornness … why is it so hard to overcome?

Opinion | Stubbornness … why is it so hard to overcome?

By Irene Moran, Staff Columnist January 22, 2024
I was thinking about stubbornness over winter break while experiencing a heartbreak. This made me realize that sometimes, it is OK to be stubborn. 
The Love is Blind poster.

Opinion | Dating shows are probably frying our brains

By Delaney Rauscher Adams, Staff Columnist November 2, 2023
Like many others, I enjoy consuming the trainwreck that is reality television in search of escapism and mindless entertainment. Dating shows in particular are a subject of much viral conversation and have increased in variety and intensity as the years have gone on.
Opinion | Girl best friends are a green flag

Opinion | Girl best friends are a green flag

By Delaney Rauscher Adams, Staff Columnist October 12, 2023

Even after making significant strides in eliminating gender norms and creating a more inclusive society, many people cling to heteronormative notions about friendships. In trendy online discourse about...

Opinion | SZA’s SOS album is a representation of all stages of a relationship

Opinion | SZA’s SOS album is a representation of all stages of a relationship

By Ashanti McLaurin, Staff Columnist June 13, 2023
How I perceive dating is in five stages — crush, talking stage, situationship, relationship and then the dreadful fear of the break-up. SZA’s new album, SOS, released in December 2022, is an album that is a musical representation of the stages of love.
Opinion | Seniors, it’s time to burn your bridges

Opinion | Seniors, it’s time to burn your bridges

By Sarah Liez, Senior Staff Columnist April 19, 2023
I graduated middle school and burnt all of my bridges. I graduated high school and burnt all of my bridges — I’m graduating college, so am I going to burn my bridges once more?
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