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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.

Editorial: Pitt, don’t stall on divestment, just vote

Fossil Free Pitt Coalition occupied the Cathedral because they wanted a divestment vote at Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting, but instead, the Board voted to establish an SRI process, elongating the process.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 1, 2020

The findings would then be sent to the board. Gallagher and Board chairperson Eva Tansky Blum must not choose the route of forming an advisory committee, which seems like a waste of time considering the existing amount of evidence that divestment has worked for other universities.

Editorial: Top 10 ways to celebrate Oakland’s 233rd birthday

Oakland is 233 years old today.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 28, 2020

These are the editorial board’s top 10 suggestions for getting Oakland’s birthday party started.

Editorial: Board needs to be more transparent about divestment process

Pitt’s Board of Trustees during a public meeting in November.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 26, 2020

The Board’s voting process is largely shrouded in mystery, leaving the public unsure of the exact agenda of the meeting. Pitt’s Board of Trustees needs to remedy this and be more transparent and timely about the road to divestment.

Editorial: 93 bus line needed on weekends for Pitt populace

Port Authority announced last Tuesday that a few more bus lines will operate on the weekend, starting March 15.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 23, 2020

Currently, there doesn’t seem to be a plan to add weekend bus service to the 93 bus schedule, but there should be.

Editorial: Allegheny County endorses Heather Kass, neglects more progressive candidates

The Allegheny County Democratic Committee endorsed Heather Kass in her campaign for the state House of Representatives.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 18, 2020

The ACDC’s endorsement of Kass is a poor decision because her views are not reflective of the larger Democratic party and her receiving the endorsement will not unify Democrats in the region.

Editorial: Eliminating fracking: Lamb is out of line

Rep. Conor Lamb, D-17, criticized a bill that would impose a nationwide ban on fracking by 2025 in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, voicing concern that the proposal would take jobs away from many hard working people in Pennsylvania.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 16, 2020

Lamb faced scrutiny on Friday after tweeting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., and calling for Democrats to unite against the proposal.

Editorial: Top 10 Pitt locations for a Valentine’s Day date

There are plenty of good date spots on Pitt’s campus.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 13, 2020

The Pitt News Editorial Board has a few suggestions for you and your lover this Valentine’s Day. And if you’re single, just take yourself on a date to one of these locations.

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