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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

A United States passport in front of a world map.

Students seek adventure, relaxation on spring break trips

By Sarah Pine, Staff Writer March 14, 2023
After enduring endless midterms and Pittsburgh’s strange, irregular weather, students traveled all around the world for spring break this year.
Opinion | A reflection on what it means to be home

Opinion | A reflection on what it means to be home

By Thomas Riley, Staff Columnist March 12, 2023
Home is difficult and shocking, but it’s where we grow. My life in my old home is finished. None remains but old memories, preserved for me to walk through like a museum. Labels hang on each and every door — one reads, “Mall Food Court (2017-2021) / Remember that one time?”
Fresh Perspective | Taking Advantage of Spring Break

Fresh Perspective | Taking Advantage of Spring Break

By Julia Smeltzer, Senior Staff Writer March 3, 2023
In this edition of Fresh Perspective, Julia Smeltzer reminds you to enjoy your spring break and take the time to unwind.
Editorial | What your spring break destination says about you

Editorial | What your spring break destination says about you

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 26, 2023
Students, we know you’re tired of the semester, but thankfully spring break kicks off on March 5. All you need to do is power through this week and you’re free… well, at least for seven days.  You absolutely deserve a break, but where you spend that time definitely says something about you — but what? Let’s take a look. 
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 3, 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 24, 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 20, 2020
Here are four of the strategies I used to keep my last spring break trip as cheap as possible.
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