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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

Welcome Back: Immigrants: They’re here, they’re coming, get used to it

By Bethel Habte / Columnist August 19, 2014

There was a point in my childhood when I considered myself an illegal immigrant. I was too young then to understand what being an “asylee” — a permanent refugee — meant, but old enough to understand...

World Cup 14 Final

World Cup ’14 Final

By Marcus Brandt / MCT Campus July 15, 2014

Germany celebrates their recent win at the World Cup. 

Editorial: Do we judge athletes unfairly on sex appeal?

Editorial: Do we judge athletes unfairly on sex appeal?

By The Pitt News Editorial Staff July 15, 2014

The World Cup has brought us a lot of fodder for discussion this summer: A bite from Luis Suarez that will live in infamy, a new U.S. Secretary of Defense in Tim Howard and a plethora of GIFs of Brazilian...

Summer Guide: The summer of love in PA: Let it spread

By Danielle Dyal / For The Pitt News July 15, 2014

The court ruling in Harrisburg on May 20, which struck down the law barring same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania, marked this summer as the summer of undiscriminated love in Pennsylvania.Federal Judge John...

Summer Guide: Israel’s anti-terrorism policies counterproductive

Summer Guide: Israel’s anti-terrorism policies counterproductive

By Nick Voutsinos / Opinions Editor July 15, 2014

It started with three missing Israeli boys: Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaer — both 16 years old — and Eyal Yifrach, 19.It ended with their deaths — the young men were kidnapped and then spitefully...

Summer Guide: Summer’s getting hotter, but there’s no need to freak out

By Eli Talbert / For The Pitt News July 15, 2014

Summer: a time of grilled meats, baseball and, of course, the heat. The Fourth of July wouldn’t be the same if it was 20 degrees outside with 30 mph winds. But as temperatures rise slowly and surely...

Summer Guide: New UPMC procedure doesn’t meet ethical standards

By Jessica Craig / Columnist July 15, 2014

In late March, doctors at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital began searching for a trauma patient to be the first human subject to be placed in what science fiction has, for years, called “suspended animation.”The...

Summer Guide: A Modern Day Horror Story

By Bethel Habte / Columnist July 15, 2014

Elliot Rodger’s autobiographical manifesto, “My Twisted World: The Story of Elliot Rodger,” is the modern-day “Frankenstein”. In a dramatic 137 pages, Rodger depicts a sad, confused “monster”...

Editorial: Decision on Uber & Lyft: A lesson on sharing

By The Pitt News Editorial Staff July 8, 2014

Pennsylvania judges Mary D. Long and Jeffrey Watson issued a cease and desist order on Lyft and Uber operations last week but the demand for the ride-sharing companies in Pittsburgh remains substantial.“Having...

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