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Opinion | Democrats — vote, donate, volunteer

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally event during his Tuesday visit to Atlanta.

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

October 28, 2020

In this last week before the Nov. 3 election, Democratic voters must do their best to donate and organize for Democratic candidates.

Opinion | Instructors, cancel class on Election Day

Opinion | Instructors, cancel class on Election Day

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

October 27, 2020

It’s not really anybody’s place — or business — to decide what some else’s voting barriers might look like.

Opinion | Election Day should be a national holiday

Opinion | Election Day should be a national holiday

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist

October 27, 2020

If Election Day were a national holiday, it would help to guarantee that everyone has an equal opportunity to make it to the polls and cast their ballot.

Opinion | Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions is a huge win for queer Catholics

Opinion | Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions is a huge win for queer Catholics

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

October 26, 2020

Pope Francis’ call to ensure LGBTQ+ individuals are “legally covered” by civil union laws is a tangible, meaningful gesture.

Opinion | ‘Saturday Night Live’ is in decline

The 2020 season of “Saturday Night Live” features Jim Carrey as Joe Biden. Chris

By Rachel Soloff, Staff Columnist

October 26, 2020

Long-running sketch show “SNL” relies too heavily on its celebrity guest stars and less on the writing and the cast.

Opinion | Support your local record stores

Jerry’s Records in Squirrel Hill.

By Rachel Soloff, Staff Columnist

October 23, 2020

October 24th is Record Store Day.

Opinion | PWI homecoming has nothing on HBCU homecomings

Opinion | PWI homecoming has nothing on HBCU homecomings

By Ajani Powell, For The Pitt News

October 21, 2020

Homecoming at HBCUs welcomes back those who have completed their ancestors' wildest dreams and gives motivation to those still on their journey.

Satire | What is homecoming anyway?

Satire | What is homecoming anyway?

By Alex Dolinger, Senior Staff Columnist

October 20, 2020

Senior Staff Columnist Alex Dolinger ponders the meaning of homecoming and why we celebrate it.

Opinion | Gender-inclusive homecoming awards are a step in the right direction

Opinion | Gender-inclusive homecoming awards are a step in the right direction

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

October 20, 2020

By dropping the dated titles of homecoming king and queen and instead crowning two Spirit of Pitt Award winners, Pitt’s SAA has made a tangible step towards a truly inclusive future at the University.

Opinion | Romanticizing Canada takes away from the nation’s serious issues

Opinion | Romanticizing Canada takes away from the nation’s serious issues

By Loretta Donoghue, Senior Staff Columnist

October 19, 2020

Americans view Canada as a liberal safe haven, but this romanticized view of our neighbors to the North does not tell the whole story.

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