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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.

Poetry | A Farewell to Maggie Durwald

Poetry | A Farewell to Maggie Durwald

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

February 13, 2020

Opinions Editor Leah Mensch writes a poem to her retiring editorial partner.

Satire | Valentines Horoscopes

Satire | Valentines Horoscopes

By Allison Dantinne, Senior Staff Columnist

February 13, 2020

Mercury is in retrograde and love is hard. That’s all. That’s it. Let’s look to the stars to understand our weird human emotions on this weird human emotions day.

Opinion | The first time sucks

Opinion | The first time sucks

By Nina Santucci, For The Pitt News

February 13, 2020

Our society has created and maintained a societal stigma that losing your virginity is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be valued and exalted. While it certainly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it is unreasonable to place so much pressure on a single sexual occurrence.

Opinion | Sorry, your penis isn’t God

Opinion | Sorry, your penis isn’t God

By Genna Edwards, Staff Columnist

February 12, 2020

Nope. I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but you likely suck at sex and/or your girlfriend’s lying to you to be nice and because, well, that’s what we’re taught to do — put a man’s pleasure before our own.

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