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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | Live-action remakes: Just because we can doesn’t mean we should

Opinion | Live-action remakes: Just because we can doesn’t mean we should

By Thomas Riley, Opinions Editor February 28, 2024
The phenomenon of live-action adaptations consistently failing to meet the standards of their original stories begs the question of why they should even exist at all.
Quinta Brunson in “Abbott Elementary.”

Opinion | Give Quinta Brunson her flowers

By Danae Poteat, Staff Columnist February 27, 2024
Quinta Brunson is an actress, writer, producer and comedian. She currently is the producer, writer, creator and leading actress in the hit sitcom “Abbott Elementary.” Brunson has earned well-deserved recognition for her creativity from all directions for her work on Abbott. 
Opinion | The college experience does get better, trust me

Opinion | The college experience does get better, trust me

By Irene Moran, Staff Columnist February 26, 2024
My first year, I felt like I wasn’t super connected to the city of Pittsburgh, but the people that I have met and became friends with made me fall in love with it.
Opinion | It’s okay to not be experienced in your 20s

Opinion | It’s okay to not be experienced in your 20s

By Ashanti McLaurin, Staff Columnist February 26, 2024
This column isn’t to say that you shouldn’t want to have a romantic partner or yearn for affection. I just found that, for me, I have finally accepted that the time will come when it comes. 
Palestinians check destruction after an Israeli strike in Rafah, Gaza Strip, on Feb. 21.

Opinion | The safety of children is the world’s responsibility

By Sofia Uriagereka-Herburger, Senior Staff Columnist February 22, 2024

In the name of “self-defense,” the Israeli Defense Force has killed approximately 10,000 children in less than five months. One Palestinian child dies every 15 minutes in Gaza.  By now, we know...

Opinion | Why is it so hard to overcome writers block?

Opinion | Why is it so hard to overcome writer’s block?

By Irene Moran, Staff Columnist February 22, 2024
Recently, I’ve been going through a bit of a writer’s block when it comes to writing and making music.
Opinion | Hangxiety and how to cure it

Opinion | Hangxiety and how to cure it

By Delaney Rauscher Adams, Staff Columnist February 22, 2024
Hangxiety can feel different for everybody, but it often forces us to overanalyze our actions or makes us regret the decisions we made the night before. Waking up with a pit in your stomach and an overwhelming feeling of dread is often debilitating as you try to go about your day.
Opinion | It’s my 21st birthday, and I’ll cry if I want to

Opinion | It’s my 21st birthday, and I’ll cry if I want to

By Gabriela Herring, Staff Columnist February 21, 2024
Especially in moments when we ache for separation from our unwanted realities, alcohol is an attractive option. It’s nothing novel — you’re you with fewer inhibitions and less self-consciousness, a languid blob rather than a frazzled wreck.
Opinion | The feminism in alcohol is extremely overlooked

Opinion | The feminism in alcohol is extremely overlooked

By Grace Harris, Staff Columnist February 19, 2024
When we first think of women in the history of alcohol, it is normal to associate them with the Prohibition era of 1920-33. This is an important historic event for the women who struggled with domestic violence at home and came together to find a solution. With this in mind, it's crucial to recognizing the women who contributed to the large alcohol industry the world has today, which is, to no one's surprise, largely dominated by men. 
Opinion | Death made me realize that happy memories triumph sadness

Opinion | Death made me realize that happy memories triumph sadness

By Ashanti McLaurin, Staff Columnist February 19, 2024
Forcing myself to look at my grandfather's body on the hospital bed and knowing he passed was something I never thought I could do. I wanted him to open his eyes and speak again, but knowing that can’t happen again makes me tear up.
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