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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Students flee to warmer climates for spring break

Students flee to warmer climates for spring break

By Maria Scanga, Senior Staff Writer March 15, 2022
As COVID-19 cases continue to steadily decline in the U.S., spring break trips were safer this year. Capped off with nine inches of snowfall in the Pittsburgh area, students returned from heat and humidity to bitter cold and snowy streets.
Olivia Golden, a first-year communications major.

Students appreciate, enjoy spring break despite lingering COVID-19 worries

By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer March 14, 2022
This spring break marks two years since Pitt’s in-person classes ended with an unceremonious email telling students not to come back to campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A student struggles with studying.

Editorial | Pitt needs to put the ‘break’ back in spring break

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 4, 2022
If Pitt wants to actually give us a break they should require that no one assigns work.
Provost Ann Cudd, left, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and Senate Council President Robin Kear at Wednesday’s Senate Council meeting.

Senate council discusses COVID-19 regulations for spring break, passes two policies

By Alexandra DeRubeis, For The Pitt News February 25, 2022

With spring break quickly approaching and COVID-19 cases on campus dropping, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Pitt will follow the same guidelines as it did over Thanksgiving break. Pitt will require...

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.
College Compass: Planning for a lower-budget spring break

College Compass: Planning for a lower-budget spring break

By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer February 21, 2020
Here are four of the strategies I used to keep my last spring break trip as cheap as possible.
“You have to understand everyones gonna give you a response but they’re never actually going to do that. I would say that I would’ve gone to the museums or the Mattress Factory, which I have never been, but realistically I probably would’ve played video games or maybe go out to dinner somewhere decent. Youre going to get answers that are going to be pretty outlandish and unrealistic. Im just telling you what I honestly think. I’m probably going to go out with some of my friends and go ax throwing. However, realistically what ends up going on in a week when you dont feel like you have anything going on is nothing.” -Senior finance and accounting double major Vincent Vallorani

Photo blog: midterms, spring break edition

By Bader Abdulmajeed, Staff Photographer March 8, 2019

Kick off your break from class and the stresses of midterm exams by reading about how these Pitt students wind down from midterm exams and plan to spend their spring breaks.

Marion Hastings, a French international student at Pitt, finds jet lag to be an issue when traveling home to France during winter break. (Photo courtesy of Marion Hastings)

International students stay stateside for spring break

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer March 14, 2018

Pitt’s Student Government Board announced last summer that the University’s winter break would be extended by a full week. The extension was applauded by most students — but for Pitt’s international...

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