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Peer educator helps students stay healthy

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

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: Staying safe while getting steamy

The Pitt Prescription

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.

Pitt STD rates up with national average

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.

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.

SGB reflects, looks ahead

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)

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 of applications for SGB positions shows how he’s achieved this. “I think we continue to have more students...

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