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Editorial: Admissions scandal not surprising

Editorial: Admissions scandal not surprising

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 18, 2019

For many students, the college admissions process should be a merit-based process providing opportunities to move up in the world.

Opinion | Know violence in vocabulary

Opinion | Know violence in vocabulary

By Leah Mensch, Staff Columnist

March 18, 2019

In Mexico City, Valeria Luiselli is a name most households know and love. In the United States, the author is lesser known, though that’s begun to change.

Editorial: Rise in white nationalism fed by politicians

Editorial: Rise in white nationalism fed by politicians

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 17, 2019

In wake of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, we’ve seen that such blatant refusals to admit the gravity of white supremacy and racism have a wider effect than just the United States alone.

Opinion | Debate and Disney: Vignettes from spring break

Opinion | Debate and Disney: Vignettes from spring break

By The Pitt News Staff

March 17, 2019

Julia Kreutzer, Staff Columnist   While it seems all of my friends spent their breaks indulging in snacks by the pool or exploring exotic travel destinations, my spring break reverted me back to my prime form: high school speech and debate competitions. In high school, I spent weekend after weekend compe...

Opinion | Market Impossible: 12 Hours in Market Central

Opinion | Market Impossible: 12 Hours in Market Central

By Allison Dantinne, Senior Staff Columnist

March 7, 2019

I spent from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. on Saturday in Market, learning about Market, coming to understand Market and, eventually, becoming Market.

Top 10: Pitt News Drink Factory

Top 10: Pitt News Drink Factory

By The Pitt News Editorial Staff

March 7, 2019

We’ve gone and collected the mud and rainwater in that pothole and blended it with some tire rubber for the defining Forbes-Avenue experience in a cup.

Opinion | Smollett case overshadows truth of hate crimes

Opinion | Smollett case overshadows truth of hate crimes

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist

March 6, 2019

Smollett’s publicity stunt is disrespectful to those who have had to face such violent discrimination, and this case is not worthy of the headlines and publicity that encompass it.

Editorial: Conversion therapy ban a good first step

Editorial: Conversion therapy ban a good first step

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 6, 2019

The process is considered ineffective and abusive by most medical professionals, and a ban on it is a good step forward for Allegheny County.

Editorial: Trump makes empty promise for “A Plus” emergency relief

Editorial: Trump makes empty promise for “A Plus” emergency relief

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 6, 2019

Trump’s inconsistency in responding to disaster relief is unacceptable, and future disaster-affected states deserve the same support he has given Alabama.

Opinion | People deserve to know menstrual product ingredients

Opinion | People deserve to know menstrual product ingredients

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Columnist

March 5, 2019

The FDA must reclassify feminine hygiene products to force manufacturers to label tampons with their ingredients so women can make informed choices.

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