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Opinion | Dispatches from home: Winter break vignettes

If you can’t keep your plants alive you can sign up for horticulture classes at the Phipps Conservatory.

By The Pitt News Staff

January 5, 2020

Before we move on from winter break, here are five glimpses into the various lives of college students on break.

Photo blog: Pitt students reflect on winter break

By Bader Abdulmajeed, Staff Photographer

January 25, 2019

Check out the first edition of our photo blog by staff photographer Bader Abdulmajeed. This week he walked around campus and talked to students about music, winter break, mental health and more. — Responses have been edited for clarity and brevity....

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.

Panthers prowl during holiday hiatus

First-year guard Trey McGowens, pictured here against Niagara, led Pitt with 17 points in its ACC-opening loss to UNC.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

While the students were away, the Panthers’ student-athletes were out to play. You catch up on what you missed and read what Pitt accomplished over break here.

The ultimate winter break bucket list

The ultimate winter break bucket list

By Alex Dolinger, For The Pitt News

December 10, 2018

When the semester finally ends, it's easy to go home and find yourself a little bit bored. Here are some ways to avoid the winter break blues.

International students stay stateside for spring break

Marion Hastings, a French international student at Pitt, finds jet lag to be an issue when traveling home to France during winter break. (Photo courtesy of Marion Hastings)

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018

Pitt’s Student Government Board announced last summer that the University’s winter break would be extended by a full week. The extension was applauded by most students — but for Pitt’s international student population that doesn’t go home, this may have meant a longer time away from family a...

Pitt extends winter break for upcoming school year

Max Kneis, 2017-18 SGB President, advocated for an extended winter break throughout his campaign. (Photo by Will Miller | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Henry Glitz | News Editor

July 12, 2017

Pitt’s Student Government Board announced Saturday that University administrators will be extending winter break by several days for the 2017-2018 academic year. The announcement, which SGB made in a post on its Facebook page, was accompanied by an academic calendar showing a break between semesters lasting from Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, to Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Last year...

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