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Letter From the Editor | Welcome to Pitt — just keep swimming

Letter From the Editor | Welcome to Pitt — just keep swimming

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

July 24, 2020

If I can offer you one piece of advice during this tumultuous time, it would be to, as Dory put it best, just keep swimming.

ICYMI: Basketball, wrestling performances headline winter break

Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson (1) goes up for a dunk during Pitt’s 87-79 victory over Canisius.

By Ben Mankowski and Marshall Worth

January 6, 2020

While the student body at large kicked its feet up around the holiday fireplace, Pitt’s winter athletes stayed active as ever over break, notching victories in wrestling, football and men’s basketball.

Opinion | A final semester bucket list before you graduate with regrets

The MassMutual ice rink is constructed at PPG Palace every year to last until March.

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist

January 6, 2020

Here is a list of some of the most essential opportunities graduating students must check off of their bucket list before they toss their caps into the air.

Opinion | I Watched 122 Movies in 2019

Opinion | I Watched 122 Movies in 2019

By Aidan Segal, For The Pitt News

January 5, 2020

If Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert said, “Film can take us where we cannot go,” then I have been all over the world in the past year.

Opinion | 5 tips to minimize stress and maximize success

Setting a fixed time to wake up in the morning can help the body adapt to a daily schedule.

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist

August 23, 2019

So, before you find yourself in the same situation when the new school year begins, here's a few things to do differently this semester to minimize stress and maximize success.

Opinion |  5 niche courses that fulfill your gen ed requirements

The English department’s Childhood’s Books class covers books such as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and fulfils the literature general education requirement.

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

August 19, 2019

These are a few niche courses that also fulfill general education requirements. 

Opinion | Pa to Paris: Vignettes from winter break

Toboggan Slide Au 1884 in Quebec City.

By The Pitt News Staff

January 7, 2019

Pitt News staff writers share how they spent their winter breaks and reflect on their time at home and abroad.

Finding your place as a transfer student

Saket Rajprohat found his place at Pitt through FORGE, a student group involved with refugee awareness. Here, immigrants share their stories with a group of students in April at a FORGE event.  (Photo by Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer)

By Saket Rajprohat | Columnist

August 22, 2017

It was a cold and snowy January day. With my backpack and suitcases heavier than they seemed leaving home, I stepped into my new dorm. I was excited to finally be at Pitt. After my short and easy semester at Robert Morris University, a private school in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, I was ready to move out of the house, ha...

Councilman Gilman talks district, student issues

Councilman Gilman marches in Pittsburgh's LGBTQ+ Pride Parade in June. (John Hamilton | Editor-In-Chief)

By Henry Glitz | News Editor

August 21, 2017

For many of the thousands of new and incoming Pitt students, this fall in Pittsburgh will be their first. It’s an experience that City Council Member Dan Gilman shared with them many years ago. “Whether I’m a native depends on how original you go,” Gilman said, laughing. “We moved to Pittsburgh...

Welcome Back: Yearning to play, Johnson nears return from ACL injury

Welcome Back: Yearning to play, Johnson nears return from ACL injury

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

August 19, 2014

Durand Johnson penetrated the right side of the lane, heaved a running jumper, got fouled and landed awkwardly on his right leg. He cringed for a minute, clutching his knee on the floor, then stood up and sank two free throws.Pitt fans inside the Petersen Events Center sighed in relief. Johnson was the...

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