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Satire | Nine problems therapy dogs can’t fix

Satire | Nine problems therapy dogs can’t fix

By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist

August 20, 2020

This is shaping up to be an anxiety-inducing school year, and without our furry friends to give us their silent yet transcendent wisdom, we are essentially raw-dogging it through a year when we need dogs most.

Opinion | Broaden your horizons with online classes

Opinion | Broaden your horizons with online classes

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist

August 20, 2020

When Pitt transitioned to online classes this past spring, many students didn’t like the change and were turned off of the idea of online learning. But online classes aren’t as bad as they might seem, staff columnist Josh Beylinson argues.

Keeping Up With the Columnists: Dispatches from Quarantine Break

Opinions editor Leah Mensch has spent much of her free time this summer rollerblading on the South Side trail.

By The Pitt News Opinions Staff

August 19, 2020

This past summer, everything on Twitter turned into cake and the hill on Bates Street was repaved. If you think that’s more exciting than what the opinions columnists did over Quarantine Break, you’re probably right. But see for yourself.

Opinion | As campus life resumes, COVID-19 anxiety intensifies

Opinion | As campus life resumes, COVID-19 anxiety intensifies

By Alison Sivitz, Staff Columnist

August 18, 2020

While I haven’t been able to control the behavior of irresponsible peers and administrators, I have figured out a few ways to curb the bouts of health-related anxiety that result from watching their recklessness. Here are a few ways that you can, too:

Meet the Editors: Sports

Alex Lehmbeck and Stephen Thompson are the sports editors at The Pitt News.

By Stephen Thompson and Alex Lehmbeck

August 18, 2020

As hard as COVID-19 might try to cancel them, sports have persisted. Baseball, basketball and hockey are already midseason, and college athletics are set for a relatively normal fall return.

Letter from the Editor | Back to the future with TPN

Letter from the Editor | Back to the future with TPN

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

August 18, 2020

Welcome back to campus! Or, depending on where you’re reading this, welcome back to the same desk chair you’ve been sitting in since March.

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.

Opinion | Talk to your roommate about social distancing

Opinion | Talk to your roommate about social distancing

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

August 17, 2020

Social distancing means that your social life will not look the same come fall. To actually execute podding correctly and safely, you are going to have to do a lot of contact tracing, and you’re going to have to have a lot of awkward conversations.

Meet the Editors: Opinions

Paige Lawler and Leah Mensch are the opinions editors at The Pitt News.

By Leah Mensch and Paige Lawler

August 16, 2020

Leah Mensch and Paige Lawler, the opinions editors, can plank longer than any other editor in the office. Find out more about their desk here.

Opinion | The importance of uplifting student artists during a pandemic

The cast of “She Kills Monsters” met over Skype to rehearse for its virtual July production.

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

August 16, 2020

Artists spend their lives fighting an often uphill battle to be remembered and valued. And in the midst of a global pandemic, this fight is more important than ever, senior staff columnist Julia Kreutzer argues. It’s on everyone — not just creatives themselves — to find innovative solutions to foster an industry that has been silently devastated by the pandemic.

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