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Opinion | How to survive Zoom University at home

Opinion | How to survive Zoom University at home

By Dalia Maeroff, Staff Columnist

October 13, 2020

Living at home while taking online classes is hard, but there are ways to make it bearable and even enjoyable. More from staff columnist Dalia Maeroff here:

‘Alone, together’: First years build community in face of physically distanced fall

Pitt’s Class of 2024 participated in a virtual Welcome Week from Aug. 16-18 to kick off an unconventional semester.

By India Krug and Priya Ray

September 9, 2020

Many first-year students on campus this semester struggled with the decision of whether to take classes online from home, transfer to a different school or even take a gap year.

Editorial: Top 10 reasons you were late for your Zoom class

Culture editor Charlie Taylor was late to a zoom meeting because they got their chocolate churro flavored PopTart stuck in their toaster.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 3, 2020

You're still late to class everyday. We know. It’s hard. Not that you even need any, but here are our top 10 excuses for being late to a Zoom class. 

Opinion | Turn your Zoom camera off

Opinion | Turn your Zoom camera off

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist

September 1, 2020

I recently discovered my new favorite Zoom feature — the turn off video button.

Students, professors adapt to online learning

Pitt experienced a “major outage” on My Pitt that affected access to the site on the first day of classes, and Zoom suffered a partial outage that affected many U.S. users on Monday.

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer

August 26, 2020

Pitt’s fall semester kicked off last week, but the Cathedral of Learning was empty as students largely connected in Zoom meetings instead of classrooms. The Zoom meetings had their own set of glitches though — literally.

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.

Students, faculty adjust to online finals

Some professors are altering their expectations regarding finals.

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer

April 19, 2020

Pitt students may have to hold study groups over Zoom instead of in Hillman library this April, but finals will still be conducted as the semester draws to a close.

Humor | How to make online classes more exciting

Humor | How to make online classes more exciting

By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist

April 9, 2020

I’ve realized through several days of online classes that this new world of learning gives us several opportunities for amusement, if only we take advantage. Thus, I bring you my top 10 ways to make your online classes exciting and fun.

Editorial: How to prepare for virtual commencement

Editorial: How to prepare for virtual commencement

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 9, 2020

Pop open a bottle of champagne while Gallagher is giving his speech and get drunk with your parents.

Heather Lyke talks uncertainty, adaptations amid COVID-19 restrictions

Heather Lyke addressed a group of local reporters via Zoom Thursday to discuss Pitt Athletics’ adaptations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 3, 2020

Addressing members of the local media during a Zoom conference Thursday afternoon, Athletic Director Heather Lyke fielded questions regarding how Pitt is adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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