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College Compass | Do’s and Don’ts of taking an 18-credit semester

Students study in Hillman Library.

By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

If you’re thinking of taking an 18-credit semester — don’t.

Opinion | 5 ways to relieve stress through comedy

Columnist Allion Dantinne suggests becoming a squirrel to cope with finals.

By Allison Dantinne, Senior Staff Columnist

April 21, 2019

When finals season rolls around, it’s hard to not feel the crushing weight of the world on your shoulders. It’s hard not to see your GPA in physical form, beating you over the head for taking a “What ocean sponge are you?” quiz instead of paying attention to the lecture.

Hillman noise levels prompt complaints

The University completed renovations to the quiet floor of Hillman for the fall 2018 semester.

By Adaugoamaji Nwankpa, For The Pitt News

December 9, 2018

As finals season approaches, more and more students have been dissatisfied with the noise level at Hillman as they migrate there to do last-minute cramming.

Put the fun back in finals

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

By Sarah Shearer | Senior Columnist

December 11, 2017

“You can do this Tiana — you always make it through in the end,” Tiana Han says resolutely to herself. Han, a Pitt junior and biology major, lights a candle, settles into the desk in her apartment and gets down to business. She will only be there for a few hours at a time, though, taking break...

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