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

Editorial | Take care of yourself during finals

Editorial | Take care of yourself during finals

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 29, 2022
Students should take care of their mental and physical health during finals week.
Experts, students talk seasonal depression: How to cope and resources available

Experts, students talk seasonal depression: How to cope and resources available

By Donata Massimiani, Senior Staff Writer November 18, 2022
As days grow shorter, temperatures grow colder and the sky becomes a sea of gray, finding motivation to complete schoolwork or get out of bed each morning can seem like a difficult task, especially for students like Daniel Dominick suffering from seasonal affective disorder.
Opinion | ‘Self-care’ vs. self-care — two very different ways of taking care of yourself

Opinion | ‘Self-care’ vs. self-care — two very different ways of taking care of yourself

By Juliana Morello , Staff Columnist October 27, 2022
The thing about stress is that it doesn’t typically get better on its own. But when you take care of your mental health, you increase your energy levels and can even reduce the risk of illness.
Numerous hands pet Ruby the therapy dog at a Therapy Dog Tuesday session in the Cathedral of Learning in 2020.

Put your ‘me time’ before study time with these finals week de-stressors

By Sarah Demchak, Staff Writer December 8, 2021
Finals week is almost upon us and that means sleepovers at the library, unhealthy amounts of coffee and stressful cramming study sessions. It is easy to forget to take a break, but here are some tips to help you out.
Pitt’s University Counseling Center provided Self-Care Day activities like the SMASH Mobile Rage Room, where students wrote down their stressors on a plate before smashing them.

‘Better than nothing’: Students reflect on last week’s Self-Care Day

By Suln Yun, Staff Writer March 1, 2021
Students celebrated the first Self-Care Day of the semester last Tuesday. Students got one Self-Care Day last semester in October. Following a request from Student Government Board President Eric Macadangdang, students were given two Self-Care Days this semester — with the next one on March 24 — after spring break was cancelled.
Pitt Day of Giving is the same day as the first spring semester student self-care day.

Editorial | Pitt Day of Giving should not coincide with a self-care day

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 21, 2021
Pitt could have easily avoided scheduling Pitt Day of Giving and the first self-care day of the semester on the same date
Opinion | Don’t let self-care overshadow caring for others

Opinion | Don’t let self-care overshadow caring for others

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist November 2, 2020
It’s important to check in on others and make them an equal priority to oneself – the two don’t need to be mutually exclusive.
The University of Pittsburgh had a designated self-care day on Oct. 14 for students.

Editorial | Top 10 things we did on Self-Care Day

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 22, 2020
Here are the top 10 things we did on Student Self-Care Day. You can infer for yourself whether or not there was any care involved.
Editorial | Student Self-Care Days provide little care

Editorial | Student Self-Care Days provide little care

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 6, 2020
The thought of a student self-care day in a week and a half feels like putting a band-aid on a broken leg.
Opinion | Plants are more important than ever in the time of COVID-19

Opinion | Plants are more important than ever in the time of COVID-19

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor April 14, 2020
Plants make for great companions during the COVID-19 pandemic because they offer many social, emotional and physical health benefits, yet plants cannot contract nor spread COVID-19.
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