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Editorial: CVS becomes healthier, bans the sale of tobacco products

Editorial: CVS becomes healthier, bans the sale of tobacco products

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 5, 2014

CVS Caremark, the popular drug store chain, has made headlines this week for taking steps to increase the health of its clientele. On Wednesday, CVS announced that it would be putting a stop to their sale...

Digging a deeper hole: Don’t forget the unpleasant realities of the past

By Natalie Russell / Columnist February 5, 2014

My generation is blamed for the decline of morality and the tainting of “a simpler time.” We’ve seen the wholesome black-and-white footage of white college students doing the Jitterbug, read countless...

Human trafficking remains unrecognized, deserves consideration

By Julia Carpey / Columnist February 4, 2014

Each day one of the most underreported and hideous crimes go largely unpublicized . Human trafficking of girls is a tragic act that hardly receives publicity and what is more, not nearly enough has been...

Editorial: Will ConnectED catapult US toward higher educational standards?

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 4, 2014

Public schools in America are about to become more technologically savvy as of yesterday. Major tech and telecommunications companies are answering President Barack Obama’s challenge to equip public...

Renaming women’s studies rightfully broadens program’s potential

By Simon Brown / Columnist January 29, 2014

Contrary to what some may think, the Women’s Studies Program at Pitt isn’t all about studying women — or women studying, for that matter. And by next semester, its new name, the “Gender, Sexuality...

Editorial: Fixing minimum wage will not alleviate US economic burdens

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 29, 2014

After delivering the State of the Union Address on Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama visited West Mifflin, Pa., yesterday to speak with locals about initiatives he proposed in his annual address...

Pennsylvania voter ID law should remain unconstitutional

By Matt Barnes / Columnist January 28, 2014

On Jan. 18, 2014, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley struck down Pennsylvania’s voter ID law, which mandates that constituents present a state-issued or state-recognized photo ID...

Editorial: Work on improving, not rejecting Affordable Care Act

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 28, 2014

This past Monday, Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) introduced a bill that would allow children to stay under the state’s health insurance program instead of switching to Medicaid, a requirement outlined by...

Letter to the Editor: Monday, January 27, 2014

By Ben Koch January 26, 2014

To the Editor,As an early career teacher, collaboration with veteran educators is a key element in my work and a contributing factor to my students’ success.  As a result, reading Simon Brown’s recent...

Reasons why you should stop sharing list articles

By Sophia Al Rasheed January 26, 2014

Spoiler alert: This is not a list.It’s nearly impossible to scroll through social media sites without finding a link concerning a list such as “25 things to do before you turn 25” or “best places...

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