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Opinion | Now is the time for humor

Opinion | Now is the time for humor

By Allison Dantinne, Senior Staff Columnist

April 19, 2020

Humor is important. Not just fun. Not just enjoyable. In a war, humor is the first to perish. It is vital we maintain our desire for humor today and every day following. 

Opinion | The Pitt community should celebrate its successes

Opinion | The Pitt community should celebrate its successes

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

April 19, 2020

I’m proud of all of us and I hope you are, too.

A Farewell to the Opinions Satirist, Allison Dantinne

A Farewell to the Opinions Satirist, Allison Dantinne

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

April 19, 2020

If you don’t know Allison Dantinne, then that’s truly a shame. But, you still have about a week before virtual graduation to find her email at the bottom of one of her satire pieces, email her and arrange a Zoom meeting.

Opinion | Don’t even think about going to the beach

People are seen at the beach on April 17 in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, after social distancing restrictions were partially eased.

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist

April 19, 2020

We need to remain smarter than the people trying, and failing, to run our country right now.

Opinion | Virus or no virus, Americans should not rely on China for medicine

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, China has drastically cut exports of personal protective equipment like masks, respirators, gowns, and goggles.

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist

April 16, 2020

From giving extensive state subsidies to domestic firms and blocking foreign companies from entering their market, China is not allowing honest competition. 

Editorial: Seniors remember the top 10 things that happened during their time at Pitt

A water main broke in the Cathedral in September 2017, flooding the first floor.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 16, 2020

As they prepare for virtual graduation, The Pitt News Editorial Board seniors are remembering the best and worst of their time at Pitt. Here are our top 10 events.

Opinion | What Biden can learn from Clinton and Sanders

Opinion | What Biden can learn from Clinton and Sanders

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

April 15, 2020

The last presidential election demonstrated that simply saying “I’m not as bad as Trump” won’t suffice. Wake up, Joe — it’s time to do some work.

Opinion | Plants are more important than ever in the time of COVID-19

Opinion | Plants are more important than ever in the time of COVID-19

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

April 14, 2020

Plants make for great companions during the COVID-19 pandemic because they offer many social, emotional and physical health benefits, yet plants cannot contract nor spread COVID-19.

Editorial: Trump must stop politicizing coronavirus response

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves with Vice President Mike Pence after the coronavirus task force press briefing on Monday at the White House in Washington, D.C.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 14, 2020

Trump needs to remove this partisan attitude from his dealings with the pandemic and simply focus on giving Americans factual information.

Opinion | You’ve got mail(-in ballots)

Voters drop off their presidential primary mail-in ballots at a drop box at King County Elections in Renton, Washington, on March 10.

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

April 13, 2020

The primary elections in Wisconsin last week were an unnecessary disaster.

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