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Four ways to be the collegiate Iron Chef

By Stephen Caruso / Columnist

November 14, 2014

Cooking may seem intimidating, but you don’t have to be an Iron Chef to do it. Crafting decent meals just requires some creativity and knowing the flavors you like. Considering the average meal out for an American is $12.75, knowing how to cook at home can save you some money. The best part though i...

What failed in Oregon could succeed elsewhere

By Simon Brown / Columnist

November 12, 2014

Last Tuesday, as each hour after 8 p.m. brought more Republican congressional victories and more disappointed Democratic sighs — at least, everywhere outside Pennsylvania — one vote went almost entirely unnoticed by the nation. Though it didn’t attract the hours of tedious statistical analysis or po...

Who’s soft? Social sciences are in fact scientific

By Thomas Helgerman / Columnist

November 11, 2014

One day last semester, I was sitting at Hillman Library with some friends, looking over the requirements to apply for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program through the National Science Foundation (NSF).While I was at the table, one of the people sitting with me asked me what I was working on. As an ecomomics major, I info...

Let’s have a true home game: Bring football back to Oakland

By Elias Economou / For The Pitt News

November 10, 2014

Your print-at-home tickets have arrived!An e-mail that students should open with excitement has turned into another overlooked item in our inboxes.Football games at Pitt are different from stereotypical college football games. The lack of an on-campus stadium has tainted our college game day experience. ...

Talkin’ ’bout my generation: Why Independents should be the millennials’ choice

Talkin' 'bout my generation: Why Independents should be the millennials' choice

By Stephen Caruso / Columnist

November 10, 2014

It’s morning in America.Well, not really. But anything, and I mean anything, is better than the cold, dark night of the last two years. If anything has made me see the wisdom of Winston Churchill’s oft-repeated quote, “democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others,” it is the 113th C...

‘Basic’ girls frequent Starbucks, apparently

'Basic' girls frequent Starbucks, apparently

By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

November 6, 2014

‘Basic’ rights: Starbucks, Instagram and UGG boots do not define a person

‘Basic’ rights: Starbucks, Instagram and UGG boots do not define a person

By Channing Kaiser / Columnist

November 6, 2014

If you’ve ventured into a Starbucks in the past month, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the phrase “basic” thrown around.The term “basic” is used to describe a woman who wears skinny jeans tucked into mid-calf boots, paired with a North Face jacket. When you say “Tiffany Blue,” sh...

Sciences and humanities more similar than many think

By Jess Craig / Columnist

November 5, 2014

At first, it was hard to accept that I possessed two completely different passions —  it was as if I was diagnosing myself with split personality disorder. Throughout college, people have always responded to my microbiology and writing dual degree with something along the lines of: “Oh, what an ...

Check your wealth: Economics left out of discourse on privilege

By Simon Brown / Columnist

November 4, 2014

In the past year or so, the term “privilege” has become common currency in social media outlets and online think pieces. The complex and readily misused term provokes passion from most who encounter it. The various bloggers and Tumblr users who invoke the term “privilege” do so to underline the dif...

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