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

Kristen Steffes, a junior biology major, works with organizations like Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, Feminist Empower Movement and PantherWELL to keep her peers informed.

Peer educator helps students stay healthy

By Katie Sottile, Staff Writer March 25, 2020
Imagine standing in front of a group of fellow college students and encouraging them to put a condom on a dildo as efficiently as they can. Kristen Steffes doesn’t have to.
The Pitt Prescription

The Pitt Prescription: Staying safe while getting steamy

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer February 13, 2020
Compared to older adults, 15- to 24-year-olds have a higher risk of obtaining a STI due to behavioral, biological and cultural reasons.
The Student Health Center’s “Safe Sex Condom Distribution Program” provides free condoms for students in the Wellness Center waiting room, exam rooms and in the third floor restrooms of the William Pitt Union.

Pitt STD rates up with national average

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer November 4, 2019
Rapidly increasing national averages in STD rates have also been seen at Pitt, Wellness Center Director Marian Vanek said.
Under President Max Kneis, SGB has covered major issues from medical amnesty to offering alternatives to the rising costs of textbooks. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

SGB reflects, looks ahead

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer April 23, 2018

As Student Government Board’s incoming president last year, Max Kneis said he wanted to improve collaboration and engagement with SGB. Now as outgoing president one year later, Kneis said the number...

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