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Opinion | End the stigma against COVID-19 patients

Opinion | End the stigma against COVID-19 patients

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist September 2, 2020
We can’t assume all COVID-19 patients wound up with the virus because of irresponsible behavior. Attaching this kind of stigma to COVID-19 patients only worsens the experience for those suffering with the sickness.
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.
(Illustration by Eli Savage | Staff Illustrator)

Stop colloquializing mental illness

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.
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)

‘Guardian’ helps people on the brink

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...

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