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Pitt permits 1,000 students to return to Heinz Field

Heinz Field will welcome 1,000 fans for the coming Oct. 24 home game following four straight home games amid empty stands.
October 16, 2020
The first four home Pitt football games of the year were played in front of a sea of vacant yellow seats. But that will change when the Panthers return home a week from Saturday for a date with undefeated Notre Dame.

Editorial | Student Self-Care Days provide little care

Editorial | Student Self-Care Days provide little care
October 6, 2020
The thought of a student self-care day in a week and a half feels like putting a band-aid on a broken leg.

VIDEO: How Are Students Reacting to COVID-19 Precautions?

September 4, 2020

We asked students around campus how they felt about COVID-19 precautions and whether or not they thought students were following them.

Opinion | Students, we need to keep each other safe

Opinion | Students, we need to keep each other safe
August 17, 2020
COVID-19 is an all-or-nothing game, senior staff columnist Genna Edwards argues. Either we all work hard to mitigate risk to our fellow peers, faculty and staff, or one wrong sneeze and we’re done for.

Death of Pitt student confirmed

November 19, 2019

Pitt student Yahya Lodi died unexpectedly this weekend, according to the Allegheny County Communications Director Amie Downs. Lodi, a 19-year-old sophomore biological sciences major, had been transported...

Editorial: Top 10 reasons Pitt students are so tired

The average college student shouldn’t have any problems climbing the stairs to the third floor of the Cathedral.
October 24, 2019

Anytime someone asks us how we are, we respond that we’re tired — because here at The Pitt News, we’re committed to getting the facts right. And anytime we tell a college graduate of any age that...

Top 10: Excuses for missing a final

Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, the amphibian otherwise known as the hellbender.
April 18, 2019
It happens. We get it. Here are the top 10 reasons you can give professors for why you missed your final that’s worth 30% of your grade.

Opinion | Students leave gift of stress management unopened

Opinion | Students leave gift of stress management unopened
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...

Summer classes serve several purposes

(Illustration by Sylvia Freeman | Staff Illustrator)
May 30, 2018

After final exams week for the spring term ends, most students feel they will get along fine without looking at a syllabus or opening another textbook until August. Many start preparing for internships,...

Student stand-ups take the mic

Senior computer science major Tyler Bobik recounts his family’s stories of bowel incontinence at Wednesday night’s stand-up comedy open mic event. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)
March 22, 2018

The crowd erupted in laughter as Nektarios Kasamias — whose parents immigrated from Greece — regaled them with tales of white friends who wished they had “more ethnicity.” “[They’re like,]...

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