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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...

Blowing smoke: Campus smoking bans pointless

By Stephen Caruso / Columnist

October 22, 2014

I am not trying to disprove the dangers of secondhand smoke. Facts are facts.I am not attempting to show that there is no connection between cancer and smoking or that secondhand smoke is harmless. It’s not the ‘60s — I’m not funded by the tobacco industry, and I have a soul [citation needed].However,...

Why condemning ISIS is offensive

By Eli Talbert / Columnist

October 21, 2014

Trigger Warning: This is satiricalA disturbing trend has emerged out of radical Islam. No, I am not talking about ISIS itself — though that might also be a concern — I am referring to the assumption that moderate Muslims condemn groups like ISIS.Obama addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. ...

Students partake in the annual Pitt Make a Difference Day

Students partake in the annual Pitt Make a Difference Day

By Theo Schwarz / Visual Editor

October 21, 2014

PMADD: Let’s serve for more than one day

PMADD: Let's serve for more than one day

By Simon Brown / Columnist

October 21, 2014

More than 3,000 highlighter yellow-emblazoned students embarked on buses Saturday to plant trees, clean trash and generally “make a difference” in the Pittsburgh area. Pitt Make a Difference Day demonstrates our campus’ admirable commitment to the community, but it also demonstrates everything lackin...

Obama: Why I’m betting on you to fix the economy

By Bethel Habte / Columnist

October 19, 2014

Growing up as a millennial, it’s always seemed like the U.S. government approached economic reform like a never-ending game of peekaboo. “Where’s the money? There it is!” Someone claims to have found a solution, and then there begins another round of heated debates and lackluster suggestions — we h...

A timeline of Ebola in the U.S.

A timeline of Ebola in the U.S.

By MCT Campus

October 16, 2014

CDC unprepared for Ebola risks, must change protocol

CDC unprepared for Ebola risks, must change protocol

By Courtney Linder / For The Pitt News

October 16, 2014

Don’t panic — according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we can only contract Ebola through contact with bodily fluids. Yet, considering recent events, maybe we should question the CDC’s reassurances. When Thomas Eric Duncan became the first person in the U.S. to have ...

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