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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

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist

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

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

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 from Tech Street in Oakland to a hospital by medics, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesp...

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.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

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 we’re tired, they respond, “Of course — it’s midterm season, after all.” We certainly d...

Top 10: Excuses for missing a final

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By The Pitt News Editorial Board

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

By Julia Kreutzer, For The Pitt News

December 10, 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...

Summer classes serve several purposes

(Illustration by Sylvia Freeman | Staff Illustrator)

By Justin Fekete | For The Pitt News

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, jobs or, for the lucky ones, endless hours of sleep. Taking more classes isn’t always the first...

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)

By Zachary Donovan | Staff Writer

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,] ‘I’m just plain old regular normal American,’” he said. “Normal American? Let’s not go thr...

Editorial: After shooting, student walkouts lead the way

Hundreds of students in the Washington, D.C., area walk out of class to demand action on gun control Wednesday. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 22, 2018

Florida’s state legislature disappointed gun control advocates Monday when it declined to consider a ban on the assault weapon used in last week’s high school massacre in Parkland, Florida. But for students, both in the state and around the country, that wasn’t the end of the story. From Minnes...

Student election interest starts with SGB slates

(Illustration by Raka Sakar | Staff Illustrator)

By Anne Marie Yurik | Columnist

February 20, 2018

It wasn’t until Monday of last week that I realized it was election season for Student Government Board. I, along with all 19,325 of my peers, are responsible today for voting in a new student body president who will be a voice for all undergraduates on campus. Although I thought the reason I d...

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