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Editorial | Black Lives Matter: Now is the time to lift up black voices

Protestors hold up a tapestry with a painted image of George Floyd during a protest Downtown.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 2, 2020

It’s our job to elevate voices who understand and are affected by a given issue the most. Right now, that means using our platform to elevate black voices.

Editorial | Unemployment is not flawed, wages are

The minimum wage in Pennsylvania is $7.25 an hour.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 26, 2020

But the fact that people are earning more on unemployment than they do on the job shows us not that unemployment benefits are too high, but that wages for American workers are far too low.

Editorial | It’s simple — hazard workers deserve hazard pay

Kroger, a major grocery store chain in the United States, has cut hazard pay for employees.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 19, 2020

A person going to work in a store during a pandemic is working in hazardous conditions. And that’s what hazard pay is for.

Editorial | Pitt reopening task forces in need of better student representation

Pitt has formed three task forces to investigate many different aspects of what life at the University could look like in the fall.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 12, 2020

The task force’s executive committee is missing any representation from the group most impacted by its decisions — students at Pitt.

Editorial: Seniors remember the top 10 things that happened during their time at Pitt

A water main broke in the Cathedral in September 2017, flooding the first floor.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 16, 2020

As they prepare for virtual graduation, The Pitt News Editorial Board seniors are remembering the best and worst of their time at Pitt. Here are our top 10 events.

Editorial: Trump must stop politicizing coronavirus response

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves with Vice President Mike Pence after the coronavirus task force press briefing on Monday at the White House in Washington, D.C.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 14, 2020

Trump needs to remove this partisan attitude from his dealings with the pandemic and simply focus on giving Americans factual information.

Editorial: Bail out USPS

The United States Postal Service warned Congress last week that, without a government bailout, it could “run out of cash” by September.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 12, 2020

In the time of COVID-19, mail service is more important than ever.

Editorial: How to prepare for virtual commencement

Editorial: How to prepare for virtual commencement

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 9, 2020

Pop open a bottle of champagne while Gallagher is giving his speech and get drunk with your parents.

Editorial: Link between pollution and COVID-19 mortality rate should have Allegheny County’s attention

Allegheny County’s high levels of air pollution may put residents more at risk for contracting COVID-19.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 7, 2020

It’s imperative that the county, of all places, considers this correlation and has a frank and honest conversation about tackling air pollution once this pandemic is over.

Editorial: In the time of COVID-19, here’s how you can help domestic violence victims

Many shelters are still accepting donations of food and especially money.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 5, 2020

But actually, there’s a lot we can do, just from inside our houses. 

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