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Editorial | We need to talk about WeChat

In this photo illustration, the WeChat app is displayed in the App Store on an Apple iPhone.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 20, 2020

Outrage over President Donald Trump’s attempts to ban TikTok in the United States has erupted on social media over the past few months. But there’s another app, WeChat, that the administration is looking to place restrictions on.

Editorial | Top 10 things to do around Oakland as the weather cools

The official first day of fall is September 22.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 18, 2020

Here are our top 10 things to do in Oakland now that it’s not 95 degrees. 

Editorial | The wildfires are just the beginning

The hot and dry weather in California has paved the way for the worst wildfire season in years.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 16, 2020

If we don’t acknowledge the fires are worsening due to climate change, and that we’re facing direct repercussions, we’ll never be in a place where we can begin to make improvements. The disasters will continue to get worse.

Editorial | Pitt can’t ethically justify playing football

The Panthers will kick off the football season this Saturday with their first game against Austin Peay.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 8, 2020

We want to go to our classes and club meetings. But that doesn’t mean we should, and it doesn’t mean that we will. The same should go for football.

Editorial | Bella Thorne’s irresponsible use of OnlyFans hurts sex workers

Bella Thorne is facing criticism after creating an OnlyFans account and disrupting the platform.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 6, 2020

The new rules are detrimental to sex workers who rely on the income they receive from OnlyFans, and the majority of creators should not suffer from the mistakes of only a few.

Editorial: Top 10 reasons you were late for your Zoom class

Culture editor Charlie Taylor was late to a zoom meeting because they got their chocolate churro flavored PopTart stuck in their toaster.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 3, 2020

You're still late to class everyday. We know. It’s hard. Not that you even need any, but here are our top 10 excuses for being late to a Zoom class. 

Editorial | Wolf needed a backup plan for eviction moratorium

Gov. Tom Wolf claimed this week that he is unable to extend the eviction moratorium past Monday.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 1, 2020

If Gov. Tom Wolf really wanted to extend his eviction moratorium, he needed to explore ways to work with Republicans weeks ago, not days before the moratorium expired.

Editorial | Don’t let Chadwick Boseman’s accomplishments perpetuate ableism

Chadwick Boseman died Friday after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 31, 2020

We shouldn’t turn Boseman and his legacy into a standard against which to compare others — to do so would only perpetuate an ableist mindset that exists in our society.

Editorial | Top 10 mask patterns Pitt should distribute

The 10A is an iconic fixture on campus.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 27, 2020

Not that we’re planning on entering any face mask beauty pageants, but if we hypothetically were to enter, we wouldn’t make it past the first round. The Pitt News Editorial Board has taken the liberty of coming up with 10 alternative face mask patterns that Pitt should distribute instead.

Editorial | In absence of Pride, we should listen to our activists

A protester holds a “Trans People Belong” sign during a June protest for Black trans lives.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 25, 2020

We should take this year, in the absence of a physical pride parade, to reflect on what pride really is, and what it should be from here on out. We should listen to our local activists.

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