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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

Sudeep Yedulla is suspected to be the first student on campus to have contracted the coronavirus.

‘So much that went wrong’: First student diagnosed with COVID-19 describes broken belongings, little University support

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer November 18, 2020
Sudeep Yedulla — the first student on campus to contract COVID-19 — said “everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong” after he tested positive. Yedulla said Pitt provided little food, delivered broken items and ignored his texts and emails.
Many COVID-19 and flu symptoms are indistinguishable, making it especially important to get a flu shot this year.

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

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

Peer educator helps students stay healthy

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

Pitt, City provide updates on coronavirus outbreak plans

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.
A patient receives a flu shot.

The Pitt Prescription: The sick truth about the flu

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.
(Vector by Jordan Mondell | Layout Editor)

Column: When hitting the sheets, communication makes it easy

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...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

College magnifies eating disorders, learn to see the signs

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...

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...

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