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Editorial: Penn State’s fraternity report card is a step forward, other universities must participate

Pennsylvania State University's College Hall.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 18, 2019

The colleges that did not provide data are failing the safety of their students, and possibly other students nationally.

Editorial: Remove menstrual product taxes

Unlike the United States as a whole, many countries have already stopped taxing menstrual products and acknowledged them as necessities.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 17, 2019

Taxing them as if they are a choice is inherently discriminatory and dangerous. Pennsylvania — along with all other states — should cut the tax.

Editorial: Top 10 uses for the Downtown sinkhole

Editorial: Top 10 uses for the Downtown sinkhole

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 14, 2019

These are our top 10 uses for the giant hole on Penn Avenue.

Editorial: Harvard Crimson didn’t do anything wrong with ICE

The Harvard Crimson, the university’s student newspaper, recently became the center of controversy after reaching out to ICE for comment after an “Abolish ICE” protest.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 13, 2019

The response from the student body shows a frankly concerning lack of media literacy that must be addressed.

Editorial: Consider level of need before using Prime’s grocery delivery services

Editorial: Consider level of need before using Prime’s grocery delivery services

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 11, 2019

Amazon has been repeatedly accused of treating workers like robots — overworking employees to a point of dangerous exhaustion, while paying them extremely low wages.

Editorial: Pittsburgh voters will be unfairly blamed if parks don’t improve after tax increase

Pittsburgh residents voted in favor of a referendum that will generate money for improvements in Pittsburgh's 165 City parks in the Nov. 5 election.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 10, 2019

The actual plan for park improvement is vague, and if the new tax doesn’t cultivate change in parks, Pittsburgh voters could be blamed. But they shouldn’t be.

Editorial: Top 10 roads Pitt should close along with Bigelow

You don’t need roads if you walk everywhere.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 8, 2019

While we’re coming to terms road closure, we thought of 10 streets Pitt should close in addition to Bigelow Boulevard.

Editorial: Katie Hill faces double standard in sex scandal

While resigning, California Rep. Katie Hill promised a legal fight over leaked private photos.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 7, 2019

The media’s handling of Hill’s photos are a form of victim-blaming that reinforces the double standard surrounding men and women’s expected expressions of sexuality.

Editorial: Talk to your doctor about STDs

Condoms can be used to reduce the transmission of some STDs.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 5, 2019

There are resources safer than relying on the internet — even for those without health insurance.

Editorial: DeVos shouldn’t shy from responsibility for low reading proficiency nationwide

Betsy DeVos, secretary of education, speaks during the Wall Street Journal CFO Network conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, June 11.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 4, 2019

According to the assessment, two out of three children in the United States don’t meet reading proficiency standards as set by the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

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