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Against satire: Just get to the point already, dude

Against satire: Just get to the point already, dude

By Eli Talbert / Columnist

October 26, 2014

The recent controversy over my last column titled “Why Condemning ISIS is Offensive,” which you can read on The Pitt News website, has caused a massive paradigm shift for me. The article, which was satirical, prompted substantial outrage by those who believed I thought that asking Muslims to condemn ISIS was...

Homecoming candidates’ activities follow a trend

Homecoming candidates' activities follow a trend

By Graphic by Cristina Holtzer

October 24, 2014

Are homecoming candidates the faces of our University?

Are homecoming candidates the faces of our University?

By Courtney Linder & Nick Voutsinos / The Pitt News Staff

October 24, 2014

Homecoming court traditionally selected students who represent a wide assortment of their university’s student body — or, at least, they did a few decades ago. Originally, homecoming candidates were meant to portray to the alumni what the university and its students were up to.Today though, the...

As it turns out, students would rather be on Twitter than at the game

As it turns out, students would rather be on Twitter than at the game

By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

October 24, 2014

Your iPhone might be causing low football attendance

Your iPhone might be causing low football attendance

By Jessica Craig / Columnist

October 24, 2014

Heinz Field, Aug. 30, 2014. A sea of navy blue and gold sloshes through the stadium’s gates — the smell of cheap alcohol and too much cologne colliding with the smell of greasy food. On the field, the marching band is already playing, but their music doesn’t reach the upper half of the student sect...

The Romanian Nationality Room in The Cathedral of Learning

The Romanian Nationality Room in The Cathedral of Learning

By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

October 24, 2014

Nationality Rooms: What does politics have to do with culture?

Nationality Rooms: What does politics have to do with culture?

By Bethel Habte / Columnist

October 24, 2014

Several weeks ago, Oakland celebrated its 175th Anniversary with a free community event called “Oakland Forever.” The schedule, meant to highlight Oakland’s vibrant legacy, included tours of the Cathedral and its Nationality Rooms.It was during one of these tours that a woman approached me — where ...

How college sports disadvantage athletes and students

By Andrew Boschert / For The Pitt News

October 24, 2014

I’ve been a lifelong football fan and, if you ask me, football — not baseball — is America’s pastime.Undeniably though, football has had a tough year.The NFL, for instance, has mishandled countless issues. They continue to dodge the emerging evidence of long-term brain damage. NFL cheerleading...

The significance of 125: Multiples of 5 are important

By Eli Talbert / Columnist

October 24, 2014

If you are reading this, you probably know that it’s the 125th year of Pitt football. The fact that we’ve dedicated an entire edition to the anniversary should showcase its importance. However, it’s all too easy to take this glorious accomplishment for granted. We should all take the time to re...

The annual world record: Not necessary for O-week

By Adrianne Glenn / For The Pitt News

October 24, 2014

Among the bystander seminars, the Activities Fair, the building-wide meetings and the convocation is, perhaps, the most pointless orientation event — the world record.From the Class of 2015’s record for the most people waving glow sticks to form an image of the Cathedral of Learning to the Class of...

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