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Pitt offers free flu shots for students amid COVID-19 pandemic

Many COVID-19 and flu symptoms are indistinguishable, making it especially important to get a flu shot this year.

By Amanda Zelnis, Staff Writer

September 25, 2020

Vanek said Pitt is hosting four free flu shot clinics under a tent at the COVID-19 testing site outside Posvar Hall. While the first clinic was completed on Tuesday, the three remaining clinics will be held on Sept. 29, Oct. 13 and Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Peer educator helps students stay healthy

Kristen Steffes, a junior biology major, works with organizations like Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, Feminist Empower Movement and PantherWELL to keep her peers informed.

By Katie Sottile, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Imagine standing in front of a group of fellow college students and encouraging them to put a condom on a dildo as efficiently as they can. Kristen Steffes doesn’t have to.

Pitt, City provide updates on coronavirus outbreak plans

Pitt announced it is reviewing its pandemic preparedness plan, which includes setting up a centralized website for reliable updates about the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Although no cases have been reported in Pennsylvania, the City Department of Public Safety and Pitt’s Vice Provost and Dean of Students provided updates Thursday on their response plans for a possible coronavirus outbreak.

The Pitt Prescription: The sick truth about the flu

A patient receives a flu shot.

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

September 22, 2019

The annual flu shot is a vital part of our health care system and so easily accessible that there are very few excuses not to get one.

Column: When hitting the sheets, communication makes it easy

(Vector by Jordan Mondell | Layout Editor)

By Christian Snyder, Columnist

May 30, 2017

If there’s one thing that movies get right about college, it’s that people have sex. In fact, in one study published in the Review of General Psychology, over 60 percent of college students in North America reported having some kind of sexual “hookup” experience. But of course, there’s ...

College magnifies eating disorders, learn to see the signs

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Elise Lavallee, Columnist

May 30, 2017

$0.93. That’s the value of all the research done per person on eating disorders in 2011, compared to the $44 per individual on autism or $81 per person on schizophrenia. Yet the Academy for Eating Disorders reports the risk of death for those with anorexia nervosa is three times higher than it ...

Editorial: Schools should address student trauma

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 7, 2015

The reasons behind a student’s poor performance in school tend to extend far beyond the classroom — they are usually found in the home. Emotional trauma caused by a poor home life affects countless students across the country — something school districts in Allegheny County, like Mt. Lebanon...

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