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Opinion | 5 reasons you shouldn’t worry about the freshman 15

Opinion | 5 reasons you shouldn't worry about the freshman 15

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

June 28, 2019

You shouldn’t ruin your first year of college worrying about the freshman 15, especially when there really isn’t evidence to support it in the first place.

Stigmatizing mental illness causes harm

Stigmatizing mental illness causes harm

By Emily Pinigis, Staff Columnist

November 9, 2018

Everyone has had days when it seems people are just hard to be around. But you should not make anyone — especially those with hidden mental illnesses — the victim of your grumpiness.

Stop colloquializing mental illness

(Illustration by Eli Savage | Staff Illustrator)

By Kelly Loftus, For The Pitt News

October 21, 2018

Generalizations that trivialize the constant struggle that accompanies life with a mental illness, while also perpetuating stereotypes associated with certain conditions, jeopardize mental health treatment and the progress society has made in taking these issues seriously.

‘Guardian’ helps people on the brink

Kevin Briggs, commonly known as the Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge, spoke to a crowd of 100 people in the William Pitt Ballroom about his 23-year career as a California Highway Patrol officer, during which he saved more than 200 lives. (Photo by Roger Tu | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

October 24, 2017

Kevin Briggs thinks his unofficial title — “guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge” — sounds “egotistical.” “I’m not a big fan of the name,” Briggs said in an email. “I think there are many ‘Guardians’ all over the world, both first responder and citizen.” Briggs, a Californ...

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