Pitt doubles down on mitigation efforts, vaccines as Omigod surges (updated to contain information we got from a guy claiming to be a time traveler) 

By The Writers of the Pitiful News (Formerly the Pitt doubles down on mitigation efforts, vaccines as Omicron surges-iful news) original article (edits made in Bold)

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Joy Cao | Senior Staff Photographer For The Pitt News | Stolen by Lord Tyler | Senior Staff Plagiarist of The Pitiful News

A Pitt student does not wear a mask. Ceci n’est pas une pipe.

JANUARY 11, 2022

Despite other mitigation measures, University officials said COVID-19 vaccines, including a booster seat, are the key component of campus safety plans amid the pandemic.

“Getting zooted and getting scooted are the number one things people can do to protect themselves and others,” a University spokesperson said.

According to the spokesperson, since the vaccination rate was high when the University initially implemented its mandate at the end of the fall semester, they “do not expect too many casualties, or at least not as many as Dean Bonner can eat in one semester”.

“Measures like universal masking, good handjobs and improvements to HVAC systems remain important tools,” the spokesperson said. “Also wrenches. Wrenches are very important tools, I can’t believe I forgot about wrenches,” said the unnamed spokesperson, tears rolling down his cheeks. “No additional changes are planned at this time, unless we feel like it. And there are no changes planned for the indoor mask requirement. Probably.

Pitt implemented COVID-19 last semester, as classes returned in person for the first time in close to 18 months, that’s 2 babies (ish). Along with a mandatory mask policy in all University buildings, students and staff were also required to swipe their V card to enter. 

In order to access University buildings, unvaccinated students, Roc, faculty and staff had to kiss each other on the lips weekly, and those who were vaccinated needed to kiss with tongue. Ceci n’est pas une pipe.

The COVID-69 situation has changed in the United States as the highly contagious Omicron variant is spreading across the country like butter on a biscuit. As of Tuesday, the Allegheny County Department of Feral Animals reported a seven-day moving average of 3,198 infections and a 36.7% PRC (People’s Republic of China) test positivity rate.

With the variant’s rapid spread, the University spokesperson noted that the spring semester will begin kind of not exactly very well, like not so good. 

In a Dec. 32 email, Pitt’s COVID-19 Unit of Medicine (CUM), previously named the COVID-19 Medical Unit (it had to be renamed because CMU (Carnegie Mellon University) sued), released details regarding a University-wide shelter-in-place and phased arrival. University residence halls will begin to reopen on Jan. 8, with Pittsburgh students returning in a phased, cohort-based style. Don’t know what cohort means? Google it, dummy! All students living or dead in University housing will also be required to submit a COVID-19 test or slip Dean Bonner a $20 after their arrival. 

During the shelter-in-place, dining services are also yeet-and-skeet, indoor campus recreation facilities are closed and no guests are allowed in the residence halls, except for pre-approved conjugal visits that are allowed to be applied for in either 1 45 minute time slot, or 2 20 minute “quickies” per week of shelter-in-place. Provost Ann Cudd said in a telegram containing war plans that classes will switch to fully remote for the semester’s first two and a half weeks before returning to in-person instruction on Jan. 37.

Besides remote classes, the spring will be the first full semester with a national ping-pong championship. That’s unrelated to COVID, but this is the only way to tell anyone without it seeming like we endorse ping-pong, because we definitely don’t.

Under the mandate, students and employees and Roc have access to an exemption, if a religious, moral, metaphysical, spiritual, grammatical, chemical, biological, rubber duck or medical reason is provided. According to the University spokesperson, the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion working with the Office Monitoring Individuals in Contact with Rather Odd Ne’er-do-wells (OMICRON for short) is approving cases on a case-by-case-by-covid case basis, with religious, not including Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (those folks are universally exempt from vaccines and diseases alike), and moral exemptions requiring a bribe of $20, a flexible moral backbone, a notarized attestation and medical exemptions needing a doctor’s signature: dentists, Doctors of Orthopedics, ornithologists, oncologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, Dr. Rand Paul, Dr. Sean Conley, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, and Dr. Dre do not count for this exemption

While exemption requests were due last semester, the University spokesperson recently said that, like my ex-boyfriend, Pitt is still working on bringing individuals to climax. The spokesperson said Pitt will release updated exemption numbers later this month, and noted that as of Nov. 19, the University approved way too many exemptions, with an additional four still under consideration. (Please publicly shame them.)

For students, faculty, Roc, and staff who have approved exemptions, the University said they are still required to test negative weekly to maintain building access. Pitt will continue to test “students with exemptions, students who may be losers or punk-bitches and any faculty and staff member who requests one.”

According to the mandate, students, faculty, Roc, and staff who did not get vaccinated or submit a proof of vaccination faced disenrollment from life, loss of key bodily functions, and the inability to enter the kingdom of God. Pitt spokesperson and de facto archdeacon David Seldin said Tuesday that individuals who have been disenrolled and do not wish to become compliant will receive nothing. “They just don’t deserve it.” 

Employees who do not become compliant might also be subjected to additional disciplinary measures, Seldin said, cracking a BDSM whip he had hidden behind his back for the earlier portion of the interview.

Seldin added that individuals who are not yet in compliance still have an opportunity to do so, but Seldin is watching them like a hawk. 

“We continue to work with those who are trying to come into compliance, including those who have lost access to buildings (by having their ID deactivated) or select IT resources. It is to note that any student who had to miss even a single class due to our improper deactivation of their card will be put on immediate academic suspension and the expulsion procedure will be begun, and teachers who are not able to keep up their commitment to teaching or researching because they can not access any physical or virtual resources, should seek employment elsewhere after the 12 year non-compete clause post-leaving has ended.” Seldin said. “So that they are permitted to regain access to the world of the living with minimal disruption to their Pitt experience.”

Seldin said the current vaccination rate among students, faculty, Roc, and staff across all Pitt campuses is 96.9696969696942069%.

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Things we get to do because we finals week free, losers

By Lord Tyler Sikov and Sarah (Zodiac) Yule

  • Learn grammar 
  • Go to the McDonalds drive thru for a large soda and pay with card because I can
  • Sell heavily printed leggings through our MLM while watching Amazon Prime documentary Lularich
  • Ask local restaurants in my hometown if they take panther funds 
  • Become a Cam Girl 
  • Watch iCarly
  • Start a new cult
    • That’s 9 articles baby!!! 
  • Attend meetings for my old cult
  • Go to a traditional latin mass for the aesthetic
  • Have Hanukkah 2: Electric BoogaJew 
  • Go to my town’s matchmaker and get hitched
    • like the Will Smith movie Hitch
    • Matchmaker matchmaker make me a match
  • Gabagool
  • Pee pee poo poo without having to take my laptop in with me to multitask
  • Cancel my therapy appointment to frolic around the grocery store 
  • Played a bunch of new video games
  • Sent my family on a “vacation”
  • Got screamed at by a very hungry cat at 8am  
  • Do a methema
    • Like an enema, but with meth
  • Romanticize my future with every fast food worker
  • Learn a tiktok dance
  • Finally start working on that manifesto I’ve been putting off
  • Tried doing ‘it’ with my pasta maker 
  • Left my girlfriend on read for 45 minutes
    • I’m back on the market Ladies (and fellas, shh ;) ) 
  • Take my vitamins
  • Ate brownies with my aunt and uncle 
  • Teach my cats to play Dungeons and Dragons 
  • Go to Denny’s and get one mug of coffee and sit there for hours as if I have just buried a body 
  • Stole the Declaration of Independence
  • Crashed the currency of a small country 
  • Cast: Summon Tomato as many times as I could before I passed out 
  • Cast: Summon Tornado as many times as I could before I passed out 
  • Spill the Tea
  • Spill some tea
  • Tea some spill
  • Stir shit up 
  • Watch Sharkboy and Lava Girl 3D the way it was meant to be watched

Eating at the Jimmy Buffet

by Eric J. Brinling

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I have been on the email list for the Cannibal Club at the University of Pittsburgh (formerly known as the Pitt Cannibal Club) for a couple of years now, but before this week I have never attended a meeting. I don’t know, maybe I’m just not enthralled by their powerpoint presentations on the nutritional value of the human liver, or their Hungry Hungry Humans game nights, or even their human charcuterie socials, but I never felt compelled to go to one of their events. That is, until this past Friday, of course.

For some background, I’ve always been a huge Parrothead. I know all of Jimmy Buffett’s songs: “Margaritaville”, “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, that one about the pirate… the other one about… tropical living… 

Anyway, it really caught my eye when the latest email from the Cannibal Club claimed that Jimmy Buffett would be the next “special guest” (which, of course, is cannibal terminology for “main dish”). Never one to pass up an opportunity to eat my idols, I immediately resolved to attend. 

The meeting was held in the Cathedral of Learning’s secret negative fifth floor, the level below the sub-sub-sub-sub-basement. The Cannibal Club – sharing the floor with only one other club, the Necrophiliac Society – meets in the floor’s largest room, a lecture hall-sized space with no windows, chairs, tables or floors. All there is beneath one’s feet in that room is dirt, crawling with bugs and worms. In that sense it’s not unlike the Cathedral’s second floor.

I was standing around in a small crowd of veteran cannibals and curious (and hungry) Parrotheads when Jimmy Buffett – the son of a son of a sailor himself – was rolled in, tied to a sterile table. Forks and knives were handed out by the Cannibal Club officers. One girl requested a spoon, I dared not ask why. We all stood in eager anticipation as the president, an odd man with a cannibalistic gaze, prepared to make the first cut into the country-calypso celebrity. 

Just then, Jimmy’s eyes opened. He was not yet dead! Immediately the president asked who it was that checked to make sure he was dead. From the meek and feminine voice I heard quietly squeak an apology behind me, I knew a woman was to blame, but Jimmy said from the table that it was nobody’s fault. In any case, the problem was swiftly dealt with.

As soon as the president carefully cut a cube of meat from Jimmy’s thigh, put it tenderly upon his tongue, chewed it skeptically before finally swallowing it and declaring it good, the club erupted into a frenzy, as each member frantically ripped Jimmy’s corpse apart and devoured what they could. Being new to the whole cannibal enterprise, I lucked out by getting his left hand and forearm. I bit into it, surprised to find it about as juicy as a grapefruit, which is of course an exceptionally juicy fruit.

I was making my way up the forearm when my teeth hit metal. How had I not realized he was wearing a watch? I removed it, glancing briefly at the time. It was five o’clock somewhere. I continued in my gluttony.

Elsewhere, the Cannibal Club was making quick work of poor Jimmy. There was some sort of peanut butter conspiracy down by the toes, as one guy had brought a jar of the smooth stuff and they were dipping the little piggies in it like pita chips in hummus. Another guy, who had ripped a chunk from Jimmy’s shoulder, was unsatisfied with the taste and searched desperately for his lost shaker of salt. Others came far more prepared: one, who I am told had previously attempted to amend his carnivorous habits, brought lettuce, tomato, Heinz 57, French fried potatoes, a big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer, which I was surprised he was able to sneak into the Cathedral. One kid, dressed as a pirate for the occasion, got the worst of it, and looked at forty short strands of grey hair from Jimmy’s balding head, all he was able to grab. 

I left the meeting feeling… content. I was unsure whether this was because I got exactly what was promised me – the meat of Jimmy Buffett – or whether that was the effect of consuming this particular individual. I passed up the chance to smoke some coral reefer with the other cannibals, and instead pondered this question as I made my way home. I do think I experienced some form of island escapism that night, so long as the island I escaped to was inhabited by viciously cannibalistic natives.

Questionable Roommate Pact: Pitt Student Forced into Lifetime Indentured Servitude

By Benjamin Adams

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Let’s face it: none of us take the time to read the terms and conditions. They are far too long, and far too boring. What could even be there, right? After all, terms and conditions are written by the kindest, most selfless people on the Earth—business executives and lawyers. We read the first sentence or two, sign and accept, and things turn out fine.

Many on-campus freshmen and sophomores, such as myself, approached their Roommate Pact in a similar, responsible way—we waited for our roommate to cave and just write the whole thing for us, and maybe gave a hearty thumbs-up before we proudly signed without reading it. After all, signing pretty much makes us Pact co-writers, and co means half, so we technically did, like, half the work. For most, this standard method causes no issue.

However, one freshman, Martin Campbell (age 18), ran into trouble after blindly signing an agreement written by his Sociology Major roommate Aldous Zingmann (age 19), who decided to take things one step further. Aldous had apparently snuck a 106 page-long contract into the Roommate Pact that apparently signed Martin into indentured servitude for the rest of his life. With his signature on the page, Martin is now legally bound to do the following and more: Shine Aldous’s shoes, wash Aldous’s feet, do Aldous’s homework, sing graceful lullabies, and tell really funny knock-knock jokes upon request. Should Martin refuse, he and his family might face over “one gazillion dollars” in fines over breach of contract. (Or something like that, we didn’t really read the terms and conditions either.)

After meeting with his lawyer (age 45), Martin has commented that he “tends to be unlucky” and “wouldn’t be surprised if this happens again”. He also confirmed that since he didn’t sign under duress, he has no legal grounds to dispute the contract. Martin explained that “the roommate agreement was just so long and so boring, I’m not even sure if my lawyer read it either.” In other news, Aldous’s crocs are shinier than ever.

To Do List Before the New Year:

By the writers of the Pitiful News(Formerly the Pittiful (to do: come up with funny idea for by line))

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  • Hold people upside down and shake them until coins fall out
  • Mug pregnant women so I can afford bubble tea
  • Fit my good-for-nothing son into the basketball game at the arcade so we can farm tickets
    • My wife will have to come back once she sees all the ring pops I got at the counter 
  • Sing “All I Want for Christmas is You” at least 27 times  
  • Channing Tatum 
  • Pick up milk from the store, say I’ll be back soon
    • ;)
  • Learn how to roll my R’s
  • Be gay
  • Do crimes 
  • Go on some magical adventure and live up the last few days of my college experience  before I become a boring adult like the rest of the world 
  • Buy a new speaker
  • Buy a new Motivational speaker
    • BE a new motivational speaker 
  • Steal Christmas 
  • Eat ass
  • Suck a Dick
  • Sell Drugs
  • Think really hard about buying Christmas gifts, and then wait until Dec. 23rd before placing any orders
  • Panic and give my wife a ring pop for Christmas (see above for means)
  • Learn to rob moon banks 
  • Sign my friend up for Farmers only dot com  
  • Kiss a girl 
  • Miss a Girl
  • Diss a Girl
    • Why would you do this?
  • List a Girl on CraigsList
  • List a Girl on Ashley Madison 
  • Burn down my house and collect the insurance money
    • This is a separate crime from the Crimes to Do from above
  • Use fraudulent insurance money to buy another house
  • Burn down myself to collect the life insurance
  • Buy another me
  • Make a charcuterie board   
  • Watch a fucked up movie and relinquish my right to ever be okay again 
  • Take a bag of mixed cheese and caramel popcorn and eat all the cheese popcorn first because it’s the worst 
    • Then eat all the caramel popcorn like the queen that i am
  • Fuck, marry, kill
    • Not saying who. Could be the same person, could be not 
  • Marry, Be Intimate, Live Out A Loveless Life Because Divorce Is A Sin And Think Of The Children 
    • Be a good Christian 
  • Bed, Wed, Behead
    • Make Divorce Legal
  • Go outside and get hypothermia, just to know what it’s like
  • Try Diet Coke for the first time
    • Don’t tell my parents!
  • Enter my annual winter cocoon 
  • Marry a child
    • Child marriage is legal in all 50 states and only illegal in a few countries world wide
  • Learn sign language so I will finally be able to read books
  • Start a Cult and claim it is just a group of friends
    • YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY 8th article about cults 
  • Exit the physical universe we live in to escape the judgement of others

Pitt to require COVID-19 vaccination starting Dec. 6 (Updated to contain information we recovered from the ashes of the Irvis fire)

By the Writers of the Pitiful News (Formerly Unvaccinated) edits made in bold: original article

What is COVID? No, seriously, what is it. Somebody please tell us. Ain’t that the crow family? (closed captioning provided by PBS kids, the BBC, and viewers like you.) 

(Thank you.)

Please.

NOVEMBER 1, 2021

Pitt announced in a Monday Funday campus wide email that all students and employees must be vaccinated against COVID-69, or receive an approved exemption, beginning Jan. 6th 2021. The vaccine joins the measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, ligma, sugma, dysentery, mad cow disease, lycanthropy, death, and meningitis vaccines already “required” by the University.

The move, which takes effect on the first day of classes after Thanksgiving break, followed months of pressure, the build up is very anticipated and once it arrives we can relieve some of our built up juices by replacing it with that good good science semen, from elected campus leaders, who nearly all expressed support last spring by margins wider than a freshman paper that is just under the page requirement. It also comes after some have questioned how, if at all, funding from Pennsylvania’s Republican-led legislature has played into the vaccine mandate trigonometry by state-related universities. The State Senate leader said Penn’s Taint would likely face “hordes of aerial humpback whales” if a mandate took effect, but the state-related university ended up rolling out a fruit roll-up that will also start in December.

Pitt faculty, staff, haters, lovers, mothers, and fuckers who have not uploaded spooof of vaccination are currently required to take weekly COVID-19 vape hits. Negative test results [sic (via Jon Moss)] or failure to get tested results in a resulting loss of access to University buildings and a spank from Patrick Gallagher himself, which critics contend would actually result in an increase to unvaccination rates. Currently, 106% of faculty members, 143% of staff, 6% of undergraduate students, 100% of lizardmen, and 98% of sewer rats have submitted proof of vaccination.

The University said in the email that its current approach is “really stupid.” Chancellor Patrick Gallagator said at September’s Student Council bake sale that the University’s weekly COVID-19 testing program for the unvaccinated was estimated to cost between $20 to $50 million, the majority of which is paid for by the tuition of Pitt’s vaccinated student body.

“By enforcing this requirement now, we will be able to pretend we have a moral backbone while simultaneously bending to the will of mothball-ridden, lobbyist-backed Republicans. We will also maintain a high defenestration rate on our campuses,” the email said, “while continuing to support our students and research, as well as protect our workforce, with minimal disruption to our programs, activities or money-laundering operations.”

The requirement will affect 2,250 students, 420 faculty and 690 staff members who have not disclosed their vaccination status, the email said. We would like to take this time to mention that The University of Pittsburgh has completed their 15 year research into the topic of talking emails, and by George they have done it. Currently enrolled students who fail to comply with the Dec. 6 deadline will not be able to enroll for spring classes (or slinky classes) or live in residence halls as of Jan. 6th, 2022, also known as Put Trump Back in Office 2: Electric Spookaloo. Students who have already enrolled in classes but fail to provide proof of vaccination or obtain a proper exemption will be disemboweled. We will however be keeping all of the money they paid because we value money more than we value teaching in a safe environment like, oh, I don’t know, online. Current employees will be subject to disciplinary action, which will include loss of access to electronic resources and other disciplinary actions up to and including termination of employment, the email said. The talking email strikes again. Also additional disciplinary actions could include: a single spanking, staff being made to listen to the forbidden sound of a banana hitting a kayak, being forced to watch cute puppies and kittens and ducklings playing and not being allowed to touch them, and/or having their arms and legs chained to the roof of Cathy. To find a full list look here.

Pitt community members can request an exemption beginning next Monday from the vaccine requirement for medical reasons, or reasons based on being a massive piece of shit. The email said the Office of Danger, Exclusion, and Iffy Business will review these requests on a case-by-case case-is. Those granted an exemption will be subject to additional midget-station measures, such as routine COVID-19 testing.

The email added that this is an interim policy, and a formal charter and committee are being formed to create a permanent policy. We here at the Pitiful News feel that Pitt is going a bit overboard with this whole talking email thing. Faculty Assembly President “Glad” Robin Kear (of “Batman” fame) said many years ago, on a night much like tonight, that she was part of a group that analyzed the possible consequences related to faculty vaccination requirements, and also noted that she is “glad” there may be a possible vaccination policy.

Kear, who was “glad,” said “Monday” that she is “glad to see Pitt moving ahead with a vaccine requirement to keep the Pitt community safe and healthy.” Kear, who was “glad,” continued to note her support for a mandated vaccine. Kear was quoted as being “glad” at the future prospects for the greater “student” body regarding a future “requirement too” [sick] be vaccinated – something we can all be “glad” about!

Harshitha Ramanan, also glad, the Student Government Board president, did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but did release a finsta story complaining about how uncomfortable the chairs are in many Cathedral of Learning classrooms. A random old man was noted saying, “are you committed to ending ‘finsta?’”

Pitt officials did not immediately respond to a question about whether community members will still need to swipe their Panther Cards in their ass cracks and wait for it to beep when entering University buildings — used to prove compliance with the current COVID-19 vaccine and testing program — when the new policy takes effect in December. Currently, you are not required to swipe your Panther Card in your ass crack, but you can if you want to (heh, sick).

Pitt’s CoVax Vaxxxination Vaccenter is open to the public for the right price, and offers all three COVID-19 vaccines to community members, including a new OnlyFans subscriber tier. The Center accepts both registered appointments, walk-ins (for a quickie), or donations of $50 or less.

What we did to celebrate the win against Clemson 

By the writers of the Pitiful News (Formerly the Clemsoniful News, Pitt got us in the divorce)

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  • Cured our hangovers by drinking more
  • Made it just in time for Saturday night Mass
  • Reconnected with Josh, the cute guy I met at the game 
  • Made out with ROC
    • And disrespected The Tiger
  • Made out with Kenny Pickett
    • And disrespected the Panther
  • Pregamed on the drive to the frats after (it’s okay, I don’t drive stick) 
  • Locked a band guy in the portapotty, stole his uniform, played the tuba, got to be close to SCOTTY
    • This sounds suspiciously like a sex thing.
  • Bought a $20 hot dog from the concession stand
  • Played Madden to relive the experience 
  • Streaked the field, but with my clothes on and I was also walking
  • Scheduled a rapid covid test
  • Asked for extensions on all assignments, citing Kenny Pickett hysteria as the reason
  • Put blue Mio in the frat juice so everyone would be puking pitt colors
  • Murdered anybody I saw wearing orange
    • Forgive me, crossing guard
  • Created our own victory lights by taking all the string lights from all the dorms 
  • Streaked on Forbes Avenue  
  • Got our flu shots!!
  • Checked my polling place information for the November 2 election
  • Burned down my high school (their colors were black and ORANGE)
  • Rammed through all of the traffic cones in the parking lot…and then realized that the cones were just people in Clemson jerseys
  • Told the shuttle driver to have a really nice night and apologized for the noisy ride back to Pitt
  • Started pregaming for the next game against Miami 
  • Wore the head pieces of fursuits of random college football mascots that have beat Clemson, out of sheer spite  
  • Jumping into the air and shouting “Yipeeeeeeeee!”  
  • Got into an “Okay?” “Okay.” loop with a young teen at the game.
  • Drowned my orange tabby cat
    • THIS IS SO DARK OMG
  • Tried to drown my goldfish, didn’t work
  • Got irrationally angry at a Garfield comic 
  • Pissed my pants
  • Did something a bit gay.  
  • Took down my MAGA flag – Trump’s spray tan teeters on Clemson colors and that is where I draw the line 
  • Ate Frosted Flakes and spit them out because Tony the Tiger can suck my dick.  
  • Perfected my liquid eyeliner skills because I’m a girlboss.  
  • Joined the Cathedral Club so we could bathe our naked bodies in the glow of the Victory Lights 
  • Shared skin care tips with my homies because we all deserve to look glowy <3   
  • Raw Tigered the Tiger (similar to raw dogging but with a tiger)  
  • Did laundry  
  • Lost my virginity 
  • Changed my tinder to guys and gals
  • Upped my body count by so many
    • So many, guys, i have so many more bodies now 
  • Bought blue and gold birds because that seemed like a celebratory thing to do at the time. 
    • Please help me i have too many birds i dont know what to do with them
  • Mugged the guy who won the 50/50 raffle 
  • Buttered my toast bottom side up  
    • Bottoms-up toast hits so good though
  • Left my mom on read, now a SWAT team has kicked down my door killed my wife and I still have not told my mom I am ok 
  • Got a bible verse tattoo to show my thanks to God
  • Snuggled with my cat a bit more 
  • Licked a few random hot dudes  
  • Did the ice bucket challenge  
  • Got ALS  
  • Read my favorite book, the Cheesecake Factory menu
  • Double homicide 
  • Double Homie-cide  
  • Double Tequila 
  • Double Suicide
  • Double 1-800-273-8255 
  • Double-decker cheeseburger 
  • Double-decker Bus 
  • Ate a pizza
  • Got hit by a Port Authority bus 
  • Port Authority bus got hit by me 
    • Physics 
      • Yeah, Newton’s Third Law, I’m smart too
  • Watched Ratatouille
  • Found my virginity: it was in my dirty laundry  
    • It’s always in the last place you look!  
  • Got drafted :(

Tips for Midterm Success

By the Writers of the Pitiful News (Formerly the Pittiful Platitudes)

  • If you leave your entire test blank, you will get no answers wrong, and the professor is legally required to give you a 100%
  • Make space for other students by sitting as close as possible to the only other person studying on floor 4 of Hillman at 3am 
  • Shit your pants in the middle of the exam to either go to the bathroom and look up answers or distract others with your scent so there’s a higher curve
  • The therapy dogs are there to steal the knowledge from your mind. Do not trust them.
  • If the test isn’t going well, shout “I have COVID!” and take off your mask in the lecture hall. Everybody will leave and the test will be cancelled.   
  • Remember, every exam is BYOB: build your own bomb
  • Take copious amounts of ExLax chocolate tablets to shit out the stupid
  • If you don’t like the score you get back, murder your professor
  • Raise your hand during the test. The professor is required to eliminate 2 of the answer choices.
  • Chew the same flavor gum when you study and when you take the test to remind yourself that you’re an idiot and you will never make it in Hollywood
  • If a parent writes you a note you can be excused from the exam
  • When writing a paper, it is important never to cite your sources – never let “the man” know where you’re getting your anarchist ideas
  • Phrase all your short answer responses as questions, like in Jeopardy
  • Tell your professor how much you are enjoying your reading of the Anarchist Cookbook: keep them on their toes and scared of you
  • Never eat before an exam, or drink water for that matter. It takes up space in the body that should be reserved for knowledge.
  • Keep your in-test flatulence silent
  • Bring binoculars with you so you can cheat off your neighbor easier
  • Clap for your fellow students whenever they finish a question
  • Ask the person sitting next to you to walk on your back during the exam if you get tense
  • If you sleep with your teacher you will get an A
    • Unless you suck at sucking 
  • Keep in mind, there are worse things than getting an F, such as disappointing your entire ancestral line due to low academic performance
    • Dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow
  • Bring in cut and dried grass, legumes, or other herbaceous plants to feed your professor – remember: no hay, no A!
  • You might be allowed to nibble on your exam a little bit, as a treat
  • Write all the answers on the back of a white t-shirt, then give said t-shirt to the person in front of you as an early (or late) birthday gift
  • Bring a drink
    • Water is best but vodka can look like water in a pinch 
  • In the last five minutes of the exam, look around and find your classmate closest to crying. Follow them after the exam is over and harvest their tears for the tear god.
  • Smear feces on your ScanTron to throw off the machine
  • Clear the room with a toot and look at everybody’s papers
  • Most professors accept bribes, success varies on how much you initially slide across the table nonchalantly
  • Make snacks the night before, you might get hungry throughout the day!
  • Kill a guy
  • Wear your shortest skirt to distract the boys so they will fail and bring down the curve
  • Pepper spray your neighbor and look at their answers
  • Don’t forget to eat a balanced breakfast on the morning of your exam.  Have both a No. 2 pencil and a pen in your bag.  Read all answer choices carefully and make sure to pace yourself.  Get a great night of sleep and skip the stress by studying gradually beforehand instead of cramming one or two days before.  
  • Sacrifice an animal on your ScanTron to throw off the machine
  • Play video games until an hour before your test and then stare at each page, you can read faster with your unconscious mind than with your conscious one 
  • If you plan on cheating write down someone else’s PittID number
  • Get thee to a nunnery
  • It’s ok to cry a little bit as long as your tears don’t get on your scantron
  • Pray to your deity of choice
  • Use a giant magnet to steal the answers off of your professor’s computer 
  • Use a giant magnet to steal an even gianter magnet
  • Mimic the dial up internet sound to distract everyone while you google the answers 
  • Think of Danny Devito, he might help you  
    • Pray to Danny Devito, he might help you
  • Set your ringtone to the lyrical version of W.A.P. or maybe the acoustic version of my neck my back (lick it) and then have someone call you so you have a good excuse to leave
  • Get on an episode of wife swap and swap your wife with the teacher’s wife, then have your wife do recon and find the answer key to give to you
  • Clip your toenails on your ScanTron to throw off the machine
  • Repel in from the ceiling Catch that Kid style
  • If all else fails, just add mayonnaise 

What goods and/or services are we selling for money?

By the Writers of the Pitiful News (Formerly the Feetiful Newds pittifulnews OnlyFans

  • Oar services
  • Ore services 
  • My lust for Oscar the Grouch
  • A respectful slap on the ass 
  • Turtles
    • The animals or the dessert?
      • Both.   
  • Apples from Amish Country
  • Improvised roasts for when you feel too sexy
  • The classic two-person snore
    • person 1: SNORK
    • person 2: mimimimimi
  • A thick envelope of cash
  • O’er s’ervices 
  • A very boozy Long Island Iced Tea
  • A very tea-y Short Island Iced Booze
  • A side of fries
  • Accurate horoscopes and palm readings
  • Bads
    • What are these?
      • Oh I get it, we sell the bads, not the goods :)
  • A very luxurious fake mustache
  • Zebra muscles
  • Kangaroo muscles
    • They’re so muscley
  • Oral services (you brush em, we flush em!)
  • The entire Cathedral of Learning
  • My veins
  • A mask that says “Booty Shorts” on it
    • Booty shorts that say “My eyes are up here” on them
  • Antique furniture restoration
  • The comments section of an AITA Reddit post
  • Tyler
    • Please somebody take him
  • Deez nuts 
  • Deez brains
  • Our bodies
  • Brony merch
  • NFT versions of our articles
  • Severed feet
    • (They aren’t ours)
      • (Probably)
        • Well they are feet, and we do own them, they were grown on a body that we do own, so these are our feet
  • Dining Dollars 
  • Our organs 
  • $1.23 in Amazon credit
    • Sold for $20
  • Rubber ducks
  • Scale models of Tenochtitlan
  • Ytterbium
  • Unused Pitiful News pitches  
  • The extra vowels that France discarded 
    • Which ones? They use all the vowels
    • Whæte coeauld youe peaussiblie bee taulkynge abeaute?
  • Our innocence
    • And also our youth
  • Counterfeit money
  • Avocado toast 
  • Sore crevices (you ream em, we clean em!)
  • Jokes that don’t hurt your feelings
  • Our sanity 
  • Lard
  • Boar services (you hear em, we spear em!)
  • Bitcoin
  • Bildungsromans
  • The least comfortable chairs in that one nationality room
  • Solving captchas for our robot overlords 
  • The Gospel of Judas
  • The Jospel of Gudas
  • Boar crevices (you… what?)
  • A picture of a campus squirrel eating a waffle fry
    • nature is healing we are the virus
  • Jeff Goldblum impersonators for hire 
  • Cats (2019) fursuit rental
    • They didn’t wear fursuits because they had CGI, actually
    • They didn’t wear CGI because they had fursuits, actually
      • That is what the Biden Crime Family wants you to think
  • Maybelline products
    • Maybe 
  • Maybe some drugs, idk 
    • s  u  r  g  e
  • LuLaRoe
  • “Toothpick holders”
  • 4 small shrimps, with the rice they fried
  • ~Little baby boys~
  • Fake OSHA compliance documents
  • Original stickers
  • Pics of people killed by snake bites
  • Pics of snakes killed by people bites 
  • OChem professor blackmail and extortion
  • Fake medical certificates 
  • Feet pics (check our only fans @pitifulnews)
  • Hand pics
  • Face??? Pics???
  • Bougie tacos
  • A night with the super secret Pitiful News Bimbos 
  • Tickets to our next rager
  • $2 premium hugs 
    • We find someone with a “Free Hugs” sign and stand next to them 
      • The free market strikes again… 
    • 😳 🥺
  • A used car, but it runs like new, we promise… 
  • Pitiful News Premium+ Ultra Platinum Signature Deluxe subscription
  • Tyler’s feudal demesne and the accompanying moat 
  • A 12-month subscription to Quibi
  • Your favorite childhood stuffed animal
  • Death
  • Death with Ads

We spent a night locked in Cathy here is what happened

By the writers of the Pitiful News (Formerly the Bootiful News) 

An Abandoned church in the Czech Republic filled with ...
  • Scheduled my first colonoscopy along with Dean Bonner for emotional support.
  • Befriended the falcons :)
    • Ate a peregrine falcon as a midnight snack
  • I met Matthew.
  • Felt like the the empty void of Cathy’s hallways matched my true emotional state of mind
  • Tried to make a penis shape with the victory lights but accidentally made a shape that resembles Gilbert Gottfried
  • Called 911 and they laughed at me.
  • Pretended I was a cashier at Lowes.
  • Became a father in a sense.
  • Ran a lemonade stand, made $13.
    • Didn’t make enough to pay taxes, though. I am safe from the IRS for another year.
      • Launder the money thru roblox robux
  • Got up to some devious licks.
  • Tried on every bra in the Lost and Found section.
  • Met the Secret Mole People Society in the basement.
    • They were having a GBM and they were super nice.
  • Went to bed with a striped gown, lit candle, and slept making the noise “snork… mi mi mi mi mi”.
  • Burnt unsold Certified Lover Boy albums for warmth.
  • Performed a very intimate maneuver on the vending machines to get my dinner (it didn’t work, I’m so hungry).
    • Broke the vending machines on the ground floor.
  • Heard someone yell behind me to scan my Pitt card, but when I turned around, no one was there.
  • I wandered from floor to floor looking for the Cathy Club. I keep posting on r/pitt asking how to join and if someone wants to go to a meeting with me, but nobody answered so I had to take matters into my own hands. The closest thing I found was a dead cicada in Room 349. 
  • Nutted in every nationality room.
    • I, um, joined the Cathy Club, with the ghost from the Early American Room.  
  • Did my standup comedy routine. It was the most people I’ve ever performed for! 
  • Stood in the Italian Room and wondered how these guys figured out how to make pizza.
  • Kept the bathroom stall door open while I peed.
  • Unlocked the walk thru walls glitch on the 34th floor mens’ bathroom
  • Found the Pitiful News meeting on Floor 3 (they somehow got trapped as well?)
    • Wait… who wrote this? — Ed.
  • I screamed.
    • It echoed and it was super spooky. I got scared. 
  • Used the Big Girl Potty aka the urinal.
    • Do you guys eat the urinal cake?
      • This is how I got HPV.
    • Yes my fave is red velvet. They have them on the 3rd floor. 
    • I like blue raspberry.
  • Looked out the window and thought “Damn, I am high up”.
    • I was on floor 2, I am scared of heights.
    • I went to floor 5 to feel true fear and I passed out for a couple of hours.
    • I went to floor 420 and thought “Damn, I am high.”
  • Whittled a miniature version of Chancellor Gallagher’s lizard dick.
  • Turned on the lights in every classroom.
  • Turned off the lights in every classroom to save energy. 
  • Broke my femur by rolling down Stairwell F on Chancellor Gallagher’s chair.
  • Realized I was in the WPU, but kept exploring because my mom said to try new things in college.
  • Circumcised myself in the Jewish room.
    • (ow)
  • Got cozy and went to bed. I always keep a snuggie in my backpack just in case. 
  • I met the Zodiac Killer (Rafael “Ted” Cruz) in the basement 
  • Programmed the Victory Lights so they flash to the tune of “Never Gonna Give You Up”.
  • Programmed the lights to flash in Morse Code. 
    • No, I didn’t write “SOS”, I wrote “boobs”.
  • Committed genocide in the Native American room (that’s why there isn’t one anymore).
  • Jumped out a window and instantly respawned inside.  
  • I met this guy, he told me I was a star, he held the door, held my hand in the dark, yeah he is perfect on paper but he is lying to my face, does he think that I’m the kind of girl who needs to be saved. There is one more boy he’s from my past, we fell in love but it didn’t last. 
    • I inducted him to the Cathy Club <3
  • Swapped out all the chairs for giant hacky sacks.
    • Those are called bean bags?
  • Played Cookie Clicker on every computer in the Computer Lab.
  • Used all my printing quota money to photocopy pictures of my ass.
  • Learned the secret code to get to the top floor is 80085.
  • Received a wire transfer for $5,000 in the Nigerian Room.
  • Got my clothes stolen in the Indian Room.
    • Security guard lady ran away when she saw me naked (bruh).
  • Was really really loud (during quiet hours!!!!!)
  • Doordashed myself food and locked the dasher in the 8th floor bathroom.
  • Performed a sad one-man puppet show with my own socks.
  • Kissed a security guard on the mouth.
  • Licked some devious guys.
  • Chained myself upside down from the ceiling of the Commons Room.
  • I discovered an ancient Native American graveyard underneath the building, this explains why the rulers of your university are evil, they have been cursed.
    • … your? University?
  • Swiped right on anybody with a mushroom emoji in their Tinder bio.
    • Mushrooms ARE tasty!
  • Had to fight Voldemort at 3 AM (he got hands).
  • Used the last 2 percent of my phone battery to listen to Double Dutch Bus by Frankie Smith (plz listen nobody listens when I ask them to listen). 
  • Learned how to make accurate bird noises.
  • I took a self-paced course on Gothic architecture. 
  • Did the “pee in my own mouth” challenge.
  • Generally did fun and funky things.
  • Tried to get through a Pitt News article. I fell asleep 2 lines in. 
  • Niddled a widdle piddle.
  • Got falcon punched in the balls. 
    • (ouch)
  • Punched a falcon in the balls.
    • (caw)
  • Only cried for 3 hours watching the Cory in the House anime ending.
  • Found the secret underground passage that leads to the Pitt Druids headquarters. 
  • Jumped off the roof.