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The Pitt Prescription: How to manage pain and stay healthy

The Pitt Prescription: How to manage pain and stay healthy

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

November 3, 2019

Taking care of yourself, your mind and your body is incredibly important and college students sometimes forget this. A lot of pent-up stress and pressure can lead to significant impairment of one’s immune system.

College Compass: Fashion advice for student life

College Compass: Fashion advice for student life

By Sarah Stager, For The Pitt News

October 31, 2019

It’s not always easy to look put together when you’re lugging heavy bags beneath both eyes and have a million and one assignments to complete before the end of the day.

College Compass: Entering survival mode

College Compass: Entering survival mode

By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

College Compass is a brand new bi-weekly blog that aims to help student navigate the highs and lows of college life. This week, staff writer Ana Altchek talks about some of the stresses of being a first year student.

Opinion | The art of saying “no”

Opinion | The art of saying “no”

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

September 8, 2019

While saying no can feel uncomfortable and even unnatural, recognizing we don’t always have to agree is instrumental in protecting our mental health.

Opinion | We should all find time to read

Opinion | We should all find time to read

By Leah Mensch, Assistant Opinions Editor

August 28, 2019

It’s a shame that we don’t read for pleasure as much during the school year, because with reading comes so many other benefits that improve the quality of everyday life.

Opinion | 5 tips to minimize stress and maximize success

Opinion |  5 tips to minimize stress and maximize success

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist

August 23, 2019

So, before you find yourself in the same situation when the new school year begins, here's a few things to do differently this semester to minimize stress and maximize success.

Stress-inducing moments from Pitt sports

Stress-inducing moments from Pitt sports

By Trent Leonard, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

Finals week is one of the most stressful times of the year, but you might feel more at ease after revisiting some of these anxiety-inducing Pitt games.

Do puzzles and games help you de-stress?

Do puzzles and games help you de-stress?

By Vaibhav Gupta, Staff Writer

April 21, 2019

“Video games are a part of me, and being able to play them, it takes away the pressure from work,” Ferdy Huang, a junior emergency medicine major, said. “The stress management, that’s the side effect that comes from having fun playing video games.”

Opinion | If these walls could talk, they’d scream: a glimpse into life at Hillman during finals week

Opinion | If these walls could talk, they’d scream: a glimpse into life at Hillman during finals week

By Allison Dantinne, Staff Columnist

December 9, 2018

The students studying for finals in Hillman are fascinating creatures, plagued by insurmountable stress manifested as odd habits. They gather around power sources, lean back in their swivel chairs while staring up at the lines of fluorescent lights and occasionally fall asleep on the floor under the c...

Opinion | Students leave gift of stress management unopened

Opinion | Students leave gift of stress management unopened

By Julia Kreutzer, For The Pitt News

December 9, 2018

The Cathedral commons and dorm rooms are filled with Christmas trees, Hanukkah menorahs and dazzling twinkle lights, but students must survive finals week before they can truly “Deck the Halls.” During the week of finals, thousands of students spend countless hours holed up in Hillman Library while cr...

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