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

Opinion | Just because you make your bed every day doesn’t mean you are OK

Opinion | Just because you make your bed every day doesn’t mean you are OK

By Grace Harris, Staff Columnist January 29, 2024
Just because you can function and your actions don't fit perfectly into the textbook definition of depression and anxiety does not mean you are completely fine, and it is OK to seek help.
Opinion | Your guilt at buying from Shein is your moral compass desperately knocking

Opinion | Your guilt at buying from Shein is your moral compass desperately knocking

By Livia Daggett, Contributing Editor January 26, 2024
Yes — under capitalism, within the U.S.’s car-reliant infrastructure, with laughable minimum wages and flagrant union-busting left and right, there are plenty of exploitative industries and environmentally toxic byproducts that normal people simply cannot opt out of. We should always emphasize a class perspective when the idealistic wealthy criticize others for not being perfect environmentalists or assume everyone has time to be a choosy shopper. 
Ron DeSantis at a pro-law enforcement rally in Staten Island Feb. 20, 2023.

Editorial | Ron DeSantis can step down … literally

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 26, 2024
There is nothing wrong with being a short man. But what is true is that America has an image problem. While it’s funny to make jokes and laugh at the clearly visible lifts that DeSantis wore throughout his campaign, it does bring to light a very serious problem Americans have. 
Country music artist Connor Smith plays the guitar during his concert at Stage AE.

Opinion | Resisting country music is futile

By Gabriela Herring, Staff Columnist January 25, 2024
We now live in a time where there’s room in the industry to serve more than Ford F-150 owners. Resistance to state tyranny, big money and systemic abuses of power were at the crux of country music as it was born.
A police officer walks outside of Hillman Library after evacuating students from the building during the hoax shooting incident on April 10, 2023.

Op-Ed | We will not wait for the next school shooting

Students at March for Our Lives UNC wrote an op-ed signed by 144 student leaders, which over 50 student newspapers including The Pitt News published on Jan. 24. The op-ed demonstrates the shared concern about gun violence on college campuses across the country.
Opinion | Let’s end book discrimination

Opinion | Let’s end book discrimination

By Danae Poteat, Staff Columnist January 23, 2024
What I have seen firsthand is people judging the dialogue, plot or characters of a book and when they come upon someone who loved the book, they degrade this person just because they enjoyed it.
Satire | Time to come OUT and get it, Selena

Satire | Time to come OUT and get it, Selena

By Anna Ehlers, Contributing Editor January 23, 2024
Seeing as much as we do, we as the viewers know celebrities almost better than they know themselves. Our own personal experience informs what we see in them, and thus we can identify our own problems in them.
Opinion | Stubbornness … why is it so hard to overcome?

Opinion | Stubbornness … why is it so hard to overcome?

By Irene Moran, Staff Columnist January 22, 2024
I was thinking about stubbornness over winter break while experiencing a heartbreak. This made me realize that sometimes, it is OK to be stubborn. 
Opinion | We need to stop doing “What I eat in a day” videos on TikTok

Opinion | We need to stop doing “What I eat in a day” videos on TikTok

By Grace Harris, Staff Columnist January 22, 2024
It is important that one of the most widely used social media apps doesn't contribute to more harm that adolescents and the general public will succumb to.
Opinion | I read 71 books last year … here are the best 5

Opinion | I read 71 books last year … here are the best 5

By Anna Fischer, Senior Staff Columnist January 19, 2024
I like reading. A lot. And each year, I publish a curated list of the best books that I read, and why I think you should read them.
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