President Donald Trump may have taken office a full month ago, but his detractors haven’t lost any of the passion they showed on inauguration day. Marching to the beat of drums, hundreds of protesters rallied around causes ranging from immigrant rights to the environment and vocally opposed Trump Saturday at Schenley Plaza. Others gathered in […]
Las Palmas closes today, protests Trump
Las Palmas Restaurante will close up shop today, along with Mexican restaurants across the country as part of the “Day Without Immigrants” national protest against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. The restaurant posted a handwritten sign at its Beechview location Wednesday informing customers the restaurant as well as their other grocery markets will not open […]
Abortion legislation prompts protests
On any given day, you can find small groups of protesters outside Planned Parenthood clinics across the country. But the pro-life national movement came out in full force Saturday to pressure the president and Congress into moving forward with plans to strip funding from the women’s health care organization. The coalition #ProtestPP, which pushes for […]
Students react to Toomey’s decision to vote for DeVos
Never in American history has a Cabinet member needed the vice president to break the tie that would elect them into the president’s Cabinet. But the Senate vote on Betsy DeVos, who was later confirmed for the secretary of education position in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, was split 50-50 Tuesday afternoon. Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey […]
Pitt alum gives people that are trans voice with “Transient”
Many members of the LGBTQ+ community see Trump’s presidency as an existential threat. Pitt alum Mark Janavel aims to give people are transgender a voice with an upcoming documentary about the transgender experience in Pittsburgh. Janavel, who graduated from Pitt in 2015, wants to provide a space for transgender people who feel marginalized by the […]
No ban, no wall, no silence in Pittsburgh
No one was detained at the Pittsburgh International Airport Sunday, but the crowd showed up anyway. In solidarity with similar protests across the country, including those at Washington Dulles International and John F. Kennedy International airports, about 150 people gathered in the airport’s terminal to decry President Donald Trump’s wide-sweeping anti-immigration order. The president issued […]
Five Pitt students arrested at inauguration in D.C.
The morning of Inauguration Day, before Trump took his presidential oath, Americans filtered onto the National mall. Among them, Anika Mavinkurve, a senior neuroscience major, noticed that the inauguration was calm — not a crowbar, brick or act of violence in sight. “When we first walked in there was 100 max protesters on 9th and […]
Pittsburgh, Penn State chosen as national autonomous vehicle testing sites
Expect to see even more autonomous vehicles driving around Pennsylvania in the coming months. The federal Department of Transportation accepted PennDOT’s request to make Pennsylvania a National Proving Ground — testing site — for Autonomous Vehicle Technologies on January 19, one month after PennDOT submitted their application. According to a press release, the DOT chose […]
Hello, Trump: Women’s March on Washington, D.C.
This is a continuation of Hello, Trump: Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., Saturday It started with a Facebook event. Teresa Shook, from Hawaii, made a Facebook page for the Women’s March on Washington on election night. By the morning, 10,000 people had responded. By Jan. 21, millions had heeded the call to action, showing […]
Hello, Trump: Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C.
In front of a crowd of roughly 200,000, Donald Trump took the nation’s most dutiful oath Friday, pledging to faithfully execute the Executive Office of the President for the good of, in his own words, the people. And Saturday, the people took the streets laid out in front of the Capitol Building where he’d placed […]