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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.

Opinion | Climate change should not be a partisan issue

Opinion | Climate change should not be a partisan issue

By Paige Lawler, Staff Columnist

November 17, 2019

Often, the climate crisis is written off as a problem solely on the liberal agenda when, in reality, it is all encompassing.

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.

Poetry | Winter in One Night

Poetry | Winter in One Night

By Emily Pinigis, Staff Columnist

November 14, 2019

The night is cold and quiet

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.

Opinion | From the other perspective: Landlord advice for prospective tenants

Opinion | From the other perspective: Landlord advice for prospective tenants

By Loretta Donoghue, Staff Columnist

November 14, 2019

Through every step of the renting process — from the first day you view the apartment to the final days you live there — you need to have a working relationship where you can openly communicate your questions and concerns.

Satire | A day in the life of Ricardo, my South Oakland House Mouse

Satire | A day in the life of Ricardo, my South Oakland House Mouse

By Allison Dantinne, Senior Staff Columnist

November 13, 2019

Ricardo the South Oakland House Mouse begins his day as all South Oakland mice do.

Opinion | End the trade war, but don’t let China off the hook

President Donald Trump speaks at the Economic Club of New York on Nov. 12 in New York City. Trump, speaking to business leaders and others in the financial community, spoke about the state of the U.S. economy and the prolonged trade talks with China.

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist

November 13, 2019

Trump should look for another solution if he hopes to constructively punish Chinese policies that have reduced competition.

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.

Opinion | Mary Cain’s story exemplifies a larger problem in female running culture

Opinion | Mary Cain’s story exemplifies a larger problem in female running culture

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

November 11, 2019

It was primarily members of the running community who knew the name Mary Cain — until last week. Runners knew her as the girl who became a professional athlete before even graduating high school, and at age 18, moved to Portland to train with the Nike Oregon Project and Alberto Salazar upon high school graduation. At age 17, Ca...

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