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Former Washington State University head coach Nick Rolovich walks on the field after a football game against Stanford University on Oct. 16. WSU recently fired Rolovich for not following the state’s vaccine mandate for public employees.

Editorial | WSU made the right decision by firing Nick Rolovich

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 24, 2021
Firing Nick Rolovich shows that WSU is serious about enforcing Washington’s vaccine mandate and is leading by example in higher education.
Unmasked Pitt students at a football game against New Hampshire at Heinz Field on Sept. 25.

Opinion | We need a little bit of blissful ignorance to get by in COVID times

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist October 24, 2021
As the once “unprecedented” pandemic now becomes a normalized aspect of our every interaction, waiting for a perfectly safe environment is simply no longer an option.
Opinion | There’s a difference between vaccine hesitant and anti-vaxx

Opinion | There’s a difference between vaccine hesitant and anti-vaxx

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist September 27, 2021
It’s easy to respond in anger — God knows I have — but shifting our response and perception of the unvaccinated is the only way to combat rampant misinformation, widespread distrust and American resistance tradition. 
The Cathedral of Learning.

Editorial | It’s worth celebrating in-person classes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 19, 2021
These past 18 months have consisted of a lot of frustration and disappointment, but in a way, the return to in-person classes represents a reset.
Opinion | Weighing risk when you’re vaccinated

Opinion | Weighing risk when you’re vaccinated

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist August 24, 2021
Given the incredible effectiveness of vaccines, the risk of socializing normally and without a mask for vaccinated people has changed dramatically since the beginning of the pandemic.
Editorial | A $2,500 lottery is no replacement for a vaccine mandate

Editorial | A $2,500 lottery is no replacement for a vaccine mandate

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 22, 2021
As more contagious COVID-19 variants emerge, it will be crucial to have a fully vaccinated student population that will also be willing to receive potential COVID-19 booster shots in the fall.
Editorial | Top 10 excuses to stay home now that we’re vaccinated

Editorial | Top 10 excuses to stay home now that we’re vaccinated

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 15, 2021
For the most part, gone are the days where every graduation party invite or text to come to a crowded South O basement can be answered with, “In a pandemic?”
Opinion | I am once again asking you to stop politicizing masks

Opinion | I am once again asking you to stop politicizing masks

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist June 8, 2021
If we begged Trump not to politicize the mask then, we shouldn’t start doing it now.
Students in the Pitt Nursing and Pharmacy schools received emails informing them of their eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the UPMC hospitals.

‘A huge event in history’: Students recount COVID-19 vaccination experiences

By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer January 25, 2021
Ragini Rangan, a first-year pharmacy major, got her first dose of the Moderna vaccine last Tuesday at UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center. While she described the needle as the size of a regular flu shot, its purpose was much bigger.
The Pitt Prescription

The Pitt Prescription | Exploring vaccines’ roles in keeping students safe

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer October 18, 2020
It is particularly important to be up to date on immunizations this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic occurring simultaneously with cold and flu season.
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