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Shaina Attanasio

Undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh

Why I’m Transferring

I would assume that when most people commit to a college, they believe it’s “the One.” They visited the campus, took a tour, figured out what they wanted to (double, triple, quadruple) major in. They applied, they waited for months…

0 Comments / 479 View / June 26, 2015

Want for Variety Prompts New Line of Flavored Matzo

Passover, the Jewish holiday celebrating the exodus out of Egypt, is coming up soon. It is traditional for Jewish people to abstain from eating anything that has leaven—anything that rises, like bread, pasta, etc.—also referred to as “hametz.” This means…

0 Comments / 148 View / April 7, 2015

How to Survive a Series Finale

With Parks and Recreation ending its final season this week, I thought it would be apt write about how to survive something so devastating. It’s like losing a friend—a friend that you only see one night a week (unless they’re…

0 Comments / 46 View / March 1, 2015

Thoughts on Working While in College

Alone, being a college student is a daunting task. Many students, especially those in demanding majors such as engineering or nursing, have long days packed with labs, homework, studying, and reading. Despite this, some students still decide to pick up…

0 Comments / 73 View / February 10, 2015

Not So Obvious Things to Consider When Choosing a College

There are factors that are obviously important when choosing a college—location, cost, etc. But there are also many factors that you may not think about when choosing a college.  I’ve collected and listed just some of these less acknowledged factors,…

0 Comments / 266 View / January 28, 2015

On Finding and Dealing with a Roommate

It’s that time of year—where college seniors are receiving acceptance letters and making decisions on where they’re going to be spending the next four years of their life. They’re joining groups named “‘(insert college/university name here) Class of 2019” on…

0 Comments / 116 View / January 4, 2015

Watch What You Post Online

Social media is more active than it ever has been before. Parents are buying their little infant babies iPads, and there are toddlers running around with iPhones. Children are starting their forays into the online world much earlier than the…

0 Comments / 102 View / December 11, 2014

The Definitive Guide to Studying in College

1. Make a to-do list.             Do it wherever is most convenient: on your phone, in an agenda or date book, on a post-it note. If your notes are stored on your phone, make sure you have a back up,…

0 Comments / 252 View / December 1, 2014

Cancel Your Cable Subscription

There’s a reason newer models of laptops don’t have optical drives for DVD’s/CD’s. There’s a reason services like Netflix and Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant are receiving more and more popularity. It’s because cable television is becoming a thing of…

0 Comments / 109 View / November 24, 2014

Chelsea Peretti: Not Just One of the Greats, But the Greatest

Chelsea Peretti is a comedian and an actress, currently starring in the television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine on the FOX network. Today, her hour-long comedy stand-up special was released on Netflix, aptly titled “One of the Greats.” Peretti has been involved…

0 Comments / 397 View / November 16, 2014