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Editorial: Top 10 positive things going on right now

Not leaving home leaves plenty of time to spend with your pets.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 31, 2020

With all the depressing news of the last month or two, we’re almost certain you’ve been missing out on some of the good things that have happened.

Editorial: Students should be paid in the federal stimulus package

Editorial: Students should be paid in the federal stimulus package

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 29, 2020

The recently passed economic rescue package pays $1,200 to every American adult, with a few exceptions. Students deserve to be included in the package.

Editorial: Pittsburgh, protect our sanitation workers

A garbage collector empties recyclables into a Basso Rubbish Removal truck in New Jersey. Garbage collection in Pittsburgh came to a standstill Wednesday morning after sanitation workers from the City held a demonstration insisting they were not receiving proper protective gear to continue working during the coronavirus pandemic.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 26, 2020

Sanitation workers are providing essential, life sustaining services for the Pittsburgh community during this time. They deserve to be protected — with both gear and hazard pay — while working under such conditions.

Editorial: Voting is still your civic duty, even during a pandemic

Editorial: Voting is still your civic duty, even during a pandemic

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 24, 2020

It’s vital that everyone who is registered to vote in Pennsylvania — and anywhere else in the U.S., for that matter — keep track of the date of any and all upcoming elections and prioritize voting.

Editorial: Post-Gazette wrong to give Shapiro’s xenophobia a platform

Ben Shapiro speaks at the 2018 Young Women's Leadership Summit hosted by Turning Point USA in Dallas.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 22, 2020

While Shapiro has the freedom to express his opinion as he wishes, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette should not be giving Shapiro, or his racism, a platform.

Editorial: Pitt, give students a pass/fail option

A petition urging the Pitt administration to modify the pass/fail grading policy for the spring semester in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has gathered thousands of signatures since its creation two days ago.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 19, 2020

Right now, we’re facing a worldwide pandemic, and in these circumstances, students should have the space to take care of themselves and do their school work without agonizing about their grades — especially with the abrupt shift to online classes.

Editorial: Pitt’s new dining contract shows the importance of listening to students

Pitt announced on Tuesday that it will not renew its contract with Sodexo.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 17, 2020

Pitt deserves praise for this choice, having listened to student input and taking what was said seriously. The University should continue to do so.

Editorial: Students, it’s time to take social distancing seriously

In a move encouraging social distancing, Pitt has cancelled all in-person classes.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 15, 2020

It is imperative that people, including college students now free from the constraints of the classroom, are serious about adopting the practice of social distancing.

Editorial: Top 10 things to do in Oakland over Spring Break

You’ll still stay up until 3 a.m., won’t you?

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 5, 2020

Well actually, there are a few half-decent things to do while Oakland is deserted. Here are the Editorial Board’s top 10.

Editorial: It’s time to condense the primary process

A voter casts a ballot in the Massachusetts presidential primaries, Tuesday, March 3, in Seekonk, Massachusetts.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 4, 2020

The United States should condense the far-reaching spread of primary elections into a single, nationwide day of primaries.

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