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Opinion | This guy wants to give you money

Opinion | This guy wants to give you money

By Ethan Tessler, For The Pitt News

February 5, 2020

Andrew Yang is running for president — and you need to vote for him.

Opinion | The Kobe Dilemma

Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant leaves the courtroom at the Eagle County Justice Center April 27, 2004, in Eagle, Colorado.

By Aidan Segal, Staff Columnist

February 3, 2020

His alleged actions must be acknowledged as a part of his murky legacy.

Opinion | Stop joking about the coronavirus

Opinion | Stop joking about the coronavirus

By Paige Lawler, Senior Staff Columnist

February 3, 2020

Jokes about the coronavirus are insensitive and inappropriate as they ultimately play into the racist attitudes and stereotypes that are being perpetrated by the outbreak.

Opinion | How to make Groundhog Day unforgettable — if you only get 10,000 chances

Opinion | How to make Groundhog Day unforgettable — if you only get 10,000 chances

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist

February 2, 2020

If this was you, you might shake off any suspicions early on. After all, everyone has seen Harold Ramis’s “Groundhog Day,” the movie starring Bill Murray as Phil Connors, a Pittsburgh weatherman in Punxsutawney who repeats the day of Feb. 2 — and all of the groundhog-related festivities — to the point of insanity.

Satire | What your favorite Girl Scout Cookie says about you

Satire | What your favorite Girl Scout Cookie says about you

By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist

January 30, 2020

The only good part of January and February has arrived — it’s Girl Scout Cookie season!

Opinion | Awards shows are overrated

Opinion | Awards shows are overrated

By Rachel Soloff, For The Pitt News

January 30, 2020

As the 2020 Oscars approach and the same types of controversies and complaints abound, it’s becoming clear that awards shows no longer have a place in our current society — at least the way they are today.

Opinion | Student Press Freedom Day: a glimpse into student journalism

Senior Staff Columnist Julia Kreutzer writes for the opinions desk.

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

January 29, 2020

In honor of Student Press Freedom Day — a national holiday dedicated to celebrating student journalists and emphasizing the need to promote their independence and rights without censorship — I wanted to explain what it is we do here.

Opinion | Trump weakens environmental regulations, leaves streams and wetlands vulnerable

Opinion | Trump weakens environmental regulations, leaves streams and wetlands vulnerable

By Paige Lawler, Senior Staff Columnist

January 27, 2020

This rule — a replacement to the Waters of the United States rule that was repealed in September 2019 — is a massively inferior update to the policy it replaces and is the latest of Trump’s careless environmental policies.

Opinion | Get a fish, not a relationship

Opinion | Get a fish, not a relationship

By Nina Santucci, For the Pitt News

January 27, 2020

You will never really know what your fish is feeling, but you can assume it’s undying love, as you’re the sole purpose it’s still alive.

Opinion | Democrats — unify or die

Democratic presidential hopefuls participate in the sixth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on Dec. 19, 2019.

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

January 26, 2020

It’s finally here. The ultimate showdown. No, I’m not talking about the Super Bowl. I’m talking about the Iowa caucuses — which some may say are actually the Super Bowl for political science majors. The Democratic primary has already gone on for more than a year and we’ve watched many debates and se...

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