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Opinion | The privilege of an eating disorder diagnosis

Opinion | The privilege of an eating disorder diagnosis

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

February 24, 2020

I am the thin woman who became thinner. I am white. I have health insurance that covered the cost of my treatment, and because of this, I had clinicians who fought for me when I couldn’t fight for myself. I got a diagnosis, and so, I have my life.

Opinion | Battling seasonal depression

Opinion | Battling seasonal depression

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist

February 24, 2020

Instead of succumbing to misery for the whole season, students should try out different methods of battling Seasonal Affective Disorder and see what works for them.

Opinion | Bloomberg undermines and threatens Democratic values

Opinion | Bloomberg undermines and threatens Democratic values

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

February 23, 2020

His obscene personal wealth, deeply troubling political record and corrupt campaign strategy make him one of the largest threats to the integrity of the Democratic Party. 

Poetry | Goodwill Mugs

Poetry | Goodwill Mugs

By Lydia Chlpka, Staff Columnist

February 20, 2020

Mugs — not matching — are being used for not-drinking. They hold

Opinion | Veganism is not the only means of conscious consumption

Opinion | Veganism is not the only means of conscious consumption

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

February 19, 2020

We need millions of conscious consumers — we don’t need a few thousand vegans.

Opinion | Yes, I’m an English major. No, I’m not stupid.

Opinion | Yes, I’m an English major. No, I’m not stupid.

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

February 19, 2020

I actively made the decision to major in English over marketing because I value using my creative skills over getting a job in the business world. It does not seem very complex to me, but to many others, it’s rocket science.

Opinion | Pitt should prioritize local history

Opinion | Pitt should prioritize local history

By Loretta Donoghue, Staff Columnist

February 18, 2020

By honoring Irvis, the University has made a positive step in promoting local history, but they should implement a required program that integrates a variety of local history topics into all students’ curriculum.

Opinion | How much do classic novels actually have to say?

Opinion | How much do classic novels actually have to say?

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

February 17, 2020

Short answer — not as much as you think.

Opinion | Just say no to “Chick Flicks”

Opinion |  Just say no to “Chick Flicks”

By Genna Edwards, Staff Columnist

February 17, 2020

Our stories are for everyone and they matter, even if the world isn’t ready to accept it yet. A change in terminology will help ease us into a more accepting future.

Opinion | Female-led production companies are changing Hollywood for the better

Opinion | Female-led production companies are changing Hollywood for the better

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

February 17, 2020

Women in the entertainment industry are advocating for others and themselves in a way that’s really benefiting our society and culture.

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