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Jane Patz (left) is the assistant copy chief and Riley Kleemeier (right) is the copy chief for the 2021-22 academic year.

Meet the editors: Copy

Hello from The Pitt News copy desk! You may not hear much from us, but rest assured we are working tirelessly behind the scenes to help keep the paper running.
Jon Moss (left) is the editor-in-chief and Rebecca Johnson (right) is the managing editor of The Pitt News for the 2021-22 academic year.

Meet the editors: The Chiefs

The Pitt News is one of the largest student organizations on campus, with roughly 200 students participating. It’s time to meet the chiefs.
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Editorial | 10 tips for first-year students

The first-year experience — a time for self-discovery, newfound freedom and plenty of missteps. Luckily we’ve all lived it, and can pass down our wisdom to a new generation of Pitt students.
Dalia Maeroff (left) and Jack Troy (right) are the opinions editors for the 2021-22 academic year.

Meet the editors: Opinions

From advice on navigating a return to semi-normal campus life, to deep-dives into City politics all the way to bagel-based satire, opinions has you covered.
Opinion | Weighing risk when you’re vaccinated

Opinion | Weighing risk when you’re vaccinated

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist
Given the incredible effectiveness of vaccines, the risk of socializing normally and without a mask for vaccinated people has changed dramatically since the beginning of the pandemic.
Op-Ed | Why I Oppose Unionization: An Open Letter to My Colleagues

Op-Ed | Why I Oppose Unionization: An Open Letter to My Colleagues

I agree that faculty should have significant say in the conditions of their workplace. Our system of shared governance already provides this.
Op-Ed | A faculty union means a better University for Pitt students

Op-Ed | A faculty union means a better University for Pitt students

My colleagues and I want nothing more than to collaborate with the administration to address problems like these and make Pitt a stronger institution. With our union, we’ll be able to have those discussions as equals.
Opinion | Pittsburgh is a city, not just where you go to school

Opinion | Pittsburgh is a city, not just where you go to school

By Dalia Maeroff, Opinions Editor
I am begging the Pitt community to realize something I thought I would never have to say — Pittsburgh is a city, not just where you go to school.
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Editorial | Pitt should have never given us the choice of in-person or online classes

Pitt’s last-minute decision to give us the option between remote and in-person classes is half-baked, noncommittal and puts unnecessary stress on both students and professors who shouldn’t have to make this choice in the first place.
Protestors marching on Fifth Avenue in June 2020.

Opinion | Tips for your first year as a politically active student

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist
Immerse yourself in your classes and find a few extracurriculars that are fulfilling and keep you energized.
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