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Editorial | It’s worth celebrating in-person classes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 19, 2021
These past 18 months have consisted of a lot of frustration and disappointment, but in a way, the return to in-person classes represents a reset.
Pitt Missed Connections is an Instagram account with the mission of putting students in contact with a person they wish they had spoken to. An anonymous Pitt student created the account after Pitt shut down due to the pandemic.

Editorial | Our eight favorite Pitt-related social media accounts

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 17, 2021
From those who find beauty in trash, to animal lovers, to those looking to take back a fumbled interaction in a dorm elevator, there’s something for everyone on this list. 
Editorial | Testing unvaccinated students is a costly, unequal alternative to vaccination

Editorial | Testing unvaccinated students is a costly, unequal alternative to vaccination

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 14, 2021
The current test return rate is below 10% for unvaccinated students, meaning that the testing alternative is essentially useless as a public health tool.
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Editorial | CBS’s new show “The Activist” is not the right way to go about activism

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 13, 2021
The backlash about this show is for good reason — many people realize that it’s not the right way to go about activism.
Editorial | Children are harmed most in right-wing culture crusades

Editorial | Children are harmed most in right-wing culture crusades

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 9, 2021
Anti-mask, anti-truth parents’ ignorant moment in the spotlight is doing nothing to protect children.
The Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas.

Editorial | History should be taught the way it happened, no matter how bad it is

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 8, 2021
To limit its teaching in school classrooms is to blatantly ignore the struggles of generations of Americans and is a step backwards in recent progress in school curriculum reform.
The Pitt News Editorial Board argues that Texas’ abortion law is not only a cruel attempt to control women’s bodies, but has paved the way for bans throughout the country.

Editorial | The Texas abortion ban is disgraceful — PA could be next

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 2, 2021
This is another shameless expression of Republicans’ desire to control women’s bodies — particularly low-income women — and disregard for public opinion.
Editorial | Pennsylvania schools are right to mandate masks

Editorial | Pennsylvania schools are right to mandate masks

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 1, 2021
Wolf made the right decision to mandate masks. While waiting for a vaccine that can be administered to children younger than 12, there is not much else one can do to protect their child other than to have them wear a mask. 
Students study on the first floor of Hillman Library.

Editorial | Top 10 best gen-eds to take this year

By The Pitt News Editorial Board August 30, 2021
Here are our favorite classes we’ve taken in our time at Pitt that fulfill general education requirements. 
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Editorial | 10 tips for first-year students

By The Pitt News Editorial Board August 27, 2021
The first-year experience — a time for self-discovery, newfound freedom and plenty of missteps. Luckily we’ve all lived it, and can pass down our wisdom to a new generation of Pitt students.
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