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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 22, 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.
Pittchcraft blogger Emily Pinigis’ altar.

Pittchcraft: Self-discovery and self-care

By Emily Pinigis, Staff Writer October 3, 2019
In this week’s edition of Pittchcraft, staff writer Emily Pinigis talks about how she became a Witch and offers some tips on self care, including a face mask recipe.
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