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Opinion | Move over, Chad: The importance of representation on-screen

Mindy Kaling plays novice comedy writer Molly Patel in a scene from

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

March 24, 2020

Growing up as an Indian American woman, I rarely saw people that looked like me on-screen and it really impacted how I viewed myself and how others viewed me.

Opinion | Please let me mourn my final days of college

Opinion | Please let me mourn my final days of college

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

March 24, 2020

It seems unlikely that I will get the graduation I’ve dreamed of.

Opinion | Cancel hustle culture during this pandemic

Opinion | Cancel hustle culture during this pandemic

By Genna Edwards, Staff Columnist

March 23, 2020

You know what I really don’t need in these times of chaos? Little quotes, packaged to be “uplifting,” that stray a bit too close to the grind culture of capitalism for my liking.

Editorial: Post-Gazette wrong to give Shapiro’s xenophobia a platform

Ben Shapiro speaks at the 2018 Young Women's Leadership Summit hosted by Turning Point USA in Dallas.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 22, 2020

While Shapiro has the freedom to express his opinion as he wishes, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette should not be giving Shapiro, or his racism, a platform.

Editorial: Pitt, give students a pass/fail option

A petition urging the Pitt administration to modify the pass/fail grading policy for the spring semester in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has gathered thousands of signatures since its creation two days ago.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 19, 2020

Right now, we’re facing a worldwide pandemic, and in these circumstances, students should have the space to take care of themselves and do their school work without agonizing about their grades — especially with the abrupt shift to online classes.

Poetry | The Grass Will Be Greener

Poetry | The Grass Will Be Greener

By Lydia Chlpka, Staff Columnist

March 19, 2020

Contributing writer Lydia Chlpka shares a haiku in these trying times.

Opinion | Consumers should boycott fast fashion and consider more sustainable options

Thrifting is a responsible and sustainable alternative to fast fashion.

By Priya Shah, For The Pitt News

March 19, 2020

It is alarming how many people — myself included — have been easily drawn into the affordable appeal companies use to overshadow the environmental ills of production and the ambiguity of their suppliers’ practices.

Opinion | The harm in panic buying

An empty freezer section at Trader Joe’s.

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

March 18, 2020

You don’t need to panic buy, and by participating in panic buying, you’re putting vulnerable populations — who are already at a high risk amid this pandemic — at an even higher risk.

Opinion | Don’t let Republicans snag the first female presidency

Opinion | Don’t let Republicans snag the first female presidency

By Alison Sivitz, For The Pitt News

March 17, 2020

In the end, I worry that the progressive wing’s tendency to default to moral purity will ultimately mean that no progressive woman will live up to the standards necessary to satisfy voters and snag the presidency.

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