The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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

Editorial: Health care, don’t care: Will work?

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 28, 2013

In a law that has little precedent, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplace was bound to have a few glitches. What we have now, however, is a website that embodies a concern a growing...

Turn your empathy outward: Global conflict warrants more attention

By Natalie Russell / Columnist October 27, 2013

Video footage of the conflict in Syria went viral this past year, providing a real-life complement to the inanimate statistics we read in print. Numbers turned into rows upon rows of child-sized body bags....

Editorial: One-party dominance hinders democracy of election process democracy

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 27, 2013

What happened to democracy in Pittsburgh?On November 5th, the residents of Pittsburgh will decide their next mayor. On the one — and only — hand, Democratic candidate Bill Peduto has been named the...

Prescription drugs pose a serious epidemic on college campuses

By Brett Dresner / Columnist October 23, 2013

 Before I left for college, I sat down with both of my parents for the “be safe and responsible” chat. They warned me about three things: drinking, sex and studying. My father urged me to drink in...

Editorial: SGB must establish concrete rules

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 23, 2013

At the end of the last school year, the Student Government Board and the chairman of its Elections Committee made a vow to revise the Board’s Elections Code in order to increase accessibility and transparency.But...

Conservative rhetoric hides facts and delays progress

By Nick Voutsinos / Columnist October 22, 2013

Throughout U.S. history, there has been only one rhetorical exhortation declared and consistently reiterated by the conservative elite in response to progressive social movements: “This [insert progressive...

Editorial: Christie sets precedent for future presidential candidates to follow

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 22, 2013

The move finally happened: Gov. Chris Christie finally rescinded his appeal of a state court decision that allowed gay and lesbian couples to marry legally in New Jersey. Although Christie still stands...

Corporatization of America’s universities kills intrinsic value of education

By Nick Voutsinos / Columnist October 21, 2013

The problem with American education decades ago was that it was not available to everyone. Legacies had a greater chance of getting into a school than non-legacies, and whites had a better chance than...

Editorial: Inherent institutional flaws hollow U.N. Security Council agenda

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 21, 2013

On Friday, Saudi Arabia denied its newly acquired seat on the U.N. Security Council, adding to its increased opposition to the international organization.Coupled with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal’s...

Change the rules Congress abides by to prevent future manufactured crises

By Rohith Palli / Columnist October 15, 2013

Recently, Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, R-Ohio, let the government shut down in order to adhere to the informal “Hastert Rule,” where the Speaker of the House does not allow...

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