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Opinion | The 2020 election is a test that swing voters can’t afford to fail

Opinion | The 2020 election is a test that swing voters can’t afford to fail

By Alison Sivitz, Staff Columnist

September 6, 2020

Young swing voters will play a vital role in determining the outcome of the presidential election, and we can’t afford to selfishly fumble that responsibility.

Opinion | The Republicans need a long-term plan

United States President Donald Trump holds a news briefing at the White House on Aug. 4 in Washington, D.C.

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist

September 3, 2020

The Republican Party needs a vision for their party’s direction after the Trump presidency ends.

Satire | September Horoscopes

Satire | September Horoscopes

By Paige Lawler, Assistant Opinions Editor

September 3, 2020

Are you curious about what’s written in the stars for you this month? Well then, you’re in luck!

Satire | Top 10 ways to have fun outdoors

Geese and pigeons can be seen around campus and in Schenley park.

By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist

September 3, 2020

t’s been a while since a lot of us have played outside, so it’s easy to be unsure what to do.

Opinion | End the stigma against COVID-19 patients

Opinion | End the stigma against COVID-19 patients

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist

September 2, 2020

We can’t assume all COVID-19 patients wound up with the virus because of irresponsible behavior. Attaching this kind of stigma to COVID-19 patients only worsens the experience for those suffering with the sickness.

Opinion | The RNC tops the DNC despite prevalent flaws

President Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination on the South Lawn of the White House Thursday.

By Ted Bryant, For The Pitt News

September 2, 2020

The unorthodox virtual Democratic and Republican National conventions have come to an end. The Republicans seem to have come out on top judging from recent polls.

Opinion | The NFL’s Rooney Rule can help diversify our governments

The Rooney Rule, adopted by the NFL in 2003, is named after late former Steelers owner, Dan Rooney (right).

By Kartik Kannan, For The Pitt News

September 1, 2020

The NFL instituted the Rooney Rule in 2003, which got its name from Steelers owner Dan Rooney’s efforts to make the personnel behind professional football more diverse.

Opinion | Turn your Zoom camera off

Opinion | Turn your Zoom camera off

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist

September 1, 2020

I recently discovered my new favorite Zoom feature — the turn off video button.

Opinion | Lori Loughlin’s prison sentence further exposes biases in the criminal justice system

Actress Lori Loughlin bribed admissions and standardized test proctors in order to ensure her children’s acceptance into top universities.

By Remy Samuels, Staff Columnist

September 1, 2020

The recent announcement that actress Lori Loughlin received a two-month prison sentence for her involvement in the “Varsity Blues” scandal is yet another example of how biased the criminal justice system is toward people of privilege and fame.

Opinion | Lawn and Order: Abolish the lawn

Staff Columnist Dalia Maeroff has many times become infuriated by lawns on her summertime walks.

By Dalia Maeroff, Staff Columnist

August 31, 2020

Quite frankly, lawns waste space that could be used to grow food or to house native flora and fauna.

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