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 […]
Pittsburgh takes part in alternative inauguration events and sister marches
While hundreds of thousands flocked to Washington, D.C., for Donald Trump’s inauguration and the Women’s March, thousands of Pittsburghers voiced support, disagreement and commitment to change and to one another right here in the once-Steel City. At the Freedom Corner in the Hill District, Pittsburghers took their own oath to change. Others gathered in the […]
TPN reacts to weekend in Washington, D.C.
After returning from Washington, D.C., here’s what some of The Pitt News staff had to say about inauguration weekend: Elizabeth Lepro, editor-in-chief I wasn’t able to make it to the inauguration, but I arrived in D.C. the next day to cover the Women’s March on Washington — which was by far the largest group of people I’ve […]
TPN’s Top 5 political moments in Pittsburgh
Before the moment Donald Trump puts his hand on the Bible and takes an oath to become the 45th president of the United States of America, The Pitt News took to its Twitter analytics to see which Pittsburgh political events cause the most online frenzy this year. Here are the top five: No. 5 — […]
PGH, Pitt groups plan for Inauguration
Although Washington, D.C is 246 miles away, many Pittsburghers are making the trek to the Capitol to attend one of the most polarizing inaugurations in history. Students and members of the Pittsburgh community will be a few of the hundreds of thousands converging in D.C. to see Trump get elected — some to cheer him […]