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5 obsolete jobs we need to bring back

By Kim Rooney, Contributing Editor
July 18, 2018

There’s plenty of best-paying job lists you may feel tempted to pore over. But before you do, consider the careers that fell by the wayside in the past decades or centuries.

By Brian Gentry, Senior Columnist
July 18, 2018

By Neena Hagen | Senior Columnist
July 11, 2018

By Gabriela Cadahia | For The Pitt News
June 27, 2018

By Kim Rooney | Contributing Editor
June 20, 2018

The Pittsburgh pride of today ignores its roots

By Anaïs Foss | For The Pitt News

As a member of a community under constant attack, attending pride celebrations used to feel like a breath of fresh air for me. Pride was always a space to be out safely and celebrate myself with other...

Pittsburgh Zoo should not expand breeding program

By Gabriela Cadahia | For The Pitt News

Last summer, the Pittsburgh Zoo euthanized its only elephant calf — Little Bit, a premature three-month-old rejected by her mother who had stopped eating due to painful teething. PETA criticized...

Editorial: Supreme Court’s decision hurts LGBTQ+ community

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission showed “hostility” toward a local baker when it decided he had discriminated against gay couple by refusing to bake a cake for...

Editorial: US caused undue stress over WHO breastfeeding resolution

By The Pitt News Editorial Board
July 11, 2018

When Ecuadorian delegates introduced a resolution at the World Health Assembly in May imploring governments worldwide to encourage breastfeeding and discourage inappropriate promotion of baby formula as a better choice, it was seen by most other countries as uncontroversial and expected to pass quickly. But when American officials politically threatened Ecuador in an effort to strike it down, thousands...

Editorial: Patience required in Antwon Rose case

By The Pitt News Editorial Board
June 27, 2018

Antwon Rose, a 17-year-old black Woodland Hills student, was shot by a white East Pittsburgh police officer, Michael Rosfeld, on the evening of June 26. Since then, coverage of ensuing protests has been extensive — as has speculation surrounding the two parties involved. What is known to be true is that the unarmed Rose was killed while fleeing the silver Chevrolet Cruze he was in, which police...

Editorial: Separating families is unethical no matter how it’s handled

By The Pitt News Editorial Board
June 20, 2018

Reporters were recently permitted to visit to a shelter in Texas housing 1,500 migrant boys who crossed the southern U.S. border illegally. The children staying in the shelter have been deemed “unaccompanied minors.” Not all of them arrived that way. Nearly 2,500 children have been separated from their parents and put in shelters since the Trump administration announced in May that it was...

Editorial: North Korea-United States summit wasn’t worth it

By The Pitt News Editorial Board
June 13, 2018

President of the United States Donald Trump and Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un met in the first summit meeting between the two countries on Tuesday. It was a historic meeting for that reason — and not much else. The summit was held with the intention of striking a deal for peace and convincing North Korea to dismantle its nuclear program — a huge step forward from last year, when...

Editorial: ABC prioritized views over values with ‘Roseanne’ revival

By The Pitt News Editorial Staff
May 30, 2018

The revival of working-class sitcom “Roseanne” was cut short Tuesday after two months on ABC — and unlike “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” it probably won’t be picked up by another network after the creator and star of the sitcom, Roseanne Barr, compared black former White House aide Valerie Jarrett to an ape on Twitter Monday night. ABC responded swiftly, canceling the show hours after the now-deleted...

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