The Pitt News

Sen. Josh Hawley’s paper covers part of the face of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday.

Editorial | Pitt’s gender inclusive language guide is useful, worthy of praise

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 28, 2021
The fact is that taking small steps, like subbing out “ladies and gentlemen” for “yinz,” are of no cost to you, and are a show of respect and appreciation for others’ identities.
Comedian Dave Chapelle.

Opinion | You don’t need to be problematic to be funny

By Rachel Soloff, Assistant Opinions Editor October 26, 2021
Problematic jokes aren’t edgy — they are bigotry disguised as humor and have no place in comedy today.
Opinion | We need to trust experts more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic

Opinion | We need to trust experts more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Anna Fischer, Staff Columnist October 26, 2021
When new information is conveyed, be understanding and trust that the experts have done their job and changed their minds based on new scientific evidence.
Flowers, candles and chalk drawings placed outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in 2019.

Editorial | We still need to remember the Tree of Life massacre

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 26, 2021
Three years out from the Tree of Life massacre, there’s still much work to be done in preventing antisemitism.
Former Washington State University head coach Nick Rolovich walks on the field after a football game against Stanford University on Oct. 16. WSU recently fired Rolovich for not following the state’s vaccine mandate for public employees.

Editorial | WSU made the right decision by firing Nick Rolovich

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 24, 2021
Firing Nick Rolovich shows that WSU is serious about enforcing Washington’s vaccine mandate and is leading by example in higher education.
Unmasked Pitt students at a football game against New Hampshire at Heinz Field on Sept. 25.

Opinion | We need a little bit of blissful ignorance to get by in COVID times

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist October 24, 2021
As the once “unprecedented” pandemic now becomes a normalized aspect of our every interaction, waiting for a perfectly safe environment is simply no longer an option.
With the Pennsylvania elections approaching, senior staff columnist Julia Kreutzer argues that voting is now easier than ever and lists 10 things that are harder to prove it.

Satire | 10 things more difficult than voting in the upcoming elections

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist October 21, 2021
If you can brave even one of the things on this list, voting will be a walk in the park.
From Aug. 27 to Oct. 12, Pitt faculty and researchers voted to unionize as an affiliate of United Steelworkers’ Academic Workers Association.

Editorial | Unionization is hard-won, well-deserved for faculty

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 21, 2021
Pitt faculty now have a position of leverage from which they can hold administration to an unprecedented degree of accountability, but that also means union leaders are accountable to their members.
Opinion | The Nov. 2 elections are important

Opinion | The Nov. 2 elections are important

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist October 19, 2021
I wish I could say that judicial elections shouldn’t be partisan. But they are, and as long as there are social justice issues on the table, it’s good to know who will fight for you.
Opinion | What good are police?

Opinion | What good are police?

By Jack Troy, Assistant Opinions Editor October 19, 2021
Police departments would like you to think that they’re doing valuable work to make cities safer and when crimes do occur, they’re able to track down the suspects.
Load More Stories

Activate Search
Opinions