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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pro-Palestine students set up a liberated zone in Schenley Plaza on Tuesday.

Op-Ed | An open letter to Chancellor Joan Gabel

By Contributors April 25, 2024
We, a group of University of Pittsburgh educators, are standing in solidarity with the students who established the "liberation zone" in support of Palestine on Schenley Plaza.
Pamela Smith, managing editor.

Column | In the blink of an eye, in the click of a shutter

By Pamela Smith, Managing Editor April 20, 2024

During my first year of college, I kept a daily question journal. Every day, I would answer a different prompt about my life — favorite food, most recent TV show — in what was supposed to eventually...

Pitt graduates after their 2021 graduation at Heinz Field.

TPN sends off graduating opinions columnists

By Thomas Riley and Livia LaMarca April 19, 2024
The opinions desk is sad to see six of our most beloved writers graduate in a week. We are going to miss each of you and are so grateful for the time we had together being your editors!
Opinion | Graduation is next week and I’m nervous and scared for the future, but I’m thankful for my time at Pitt

Opinion | Graduation is next week and I’m nervous and scared for the future, but I’m thankful for my time at Pitt

By Ashanti McLaurin, Staff Columnist April 19, 2024
I can’t believe I am graduating college next Sunday. The five years that college has served me in undergrad have flown by so fast that I’m just now realizing how my time at Pitt is truly coming to an end.
Allison Schaeffer, graduating senior and copy chief of The Pitt News, poses for a photo in front of the copy board at The Pitt News office on Tuesday.

Column | Read on

By Allison Schaeffer, Copy Chief April 19, 2024
I’m not a big writer. I have worked at The Pitt News for three years now, and this is the first article I’ve written. I am, however, a big reader, and I always have been.
Satire | A better use for editorial space

Satire | A better use for editorial space

By Anna Ehlers, Contributing Editor April 17, 2024
While I am already impressed by how The Pitt News has taken advantage of ad opportunities, with many ads featured both on the website and in the print edition, I believe it would be to The Pitt News’ advantage to take your advertisement goals even further and replace editorial material with these helpful advertisements. 
Column | My Nora Ephron-style love letter to student journalism

Column | My Nora Ephron-style love letter to student journalism

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist April 17, 2024
During my college career, I wrote for The Pitt News, Pittsburgh City Paper and 90.5 WESA, and discovered one of my favorite films — “When Harry Met Sally.”
Opinion | I graduate in two weeks — a thank-you to my best friend

Opinion | I graduate in two weeks — a thank-you to my best friend

By Nada Abdulaziz, Staff Writer April 16, 2024
You see, the college experience we were promised during our high school years hinges on friendships. And forming those connections demands a certain finesse in socializing, even if it's just a bit.
Opinion | College is the best time to go feral — take it

Opinion | College is the best time to go feral — take it

By Kelly Xiong, Senior Staff Columnist April 16, 2024
The things you can do in college will generally be socially unacceptable once you graduate, so make the most of it. Whether that’s pulling trig in the Mario’s bathroom because you had one too many Malibu bay breezes or falling face-first into the Frick fountain because you tried to climb it, college is all about making mistakes and having fun. 
A protester holds a “Free Palestine” sign at the “Hands Off Yemen” protest on January 15th.

Opinion | Die on every hill you can

By Sofia Uriagereka-Herburger, Senior Staff Columnist April 15, 2024
Join every movement that you believe in, and help them in “un-glamorous” ways. Make phone calls and send emails and picket, even if it's just you and five other people in their sixties. Help raise money for people who need it, and try to find ways to participate in building better systems for them
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