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 | There are no ad-free spaces anymore

Opinion | There are no ad-free spaces anymore

By Kelly Xiong, Senior Staff Columnist March 8, 2024
When was the last time you were online and didn’t get some sort of ad right away? Whether you’re watching your favorite show or doomscrolling on social media, you are bound to come across some sort of ad or marketing tactic. There is no escaping companies and brands profiting and capitalizing off you every second they can.
Opinion | The monetization of fanfiction presents a real threat to creative freedom within fandoms

Opinion | The monetization of fanfiction presents a real threat to creative freedom within fandoms

By Livia LaMarca, Assistant Opinions Editor March 8, 2024
The sale of fanfiction is a direct violation of copyright law, instantly transforming these previously noncommercial creations into commercial products to turn a profit.
The skyline of London, England.

Opinion | The best cities are walkable

By Anna Ehlers, Contributing Editor March 6, 2024
What if we just took the bulk of the transportation routes in a city and put them underground so they weren’t in everyone’s way, and we could use all the above ground space for walking and other pretty stuff? Said London in the 19th century. 
Opinion | Having a mixed music taste is amazing

Opinion | Having a mixed music taste is amazing

By Irene Moran, Staff Columnist March 5, 2024
Overall, if you love all kinds of music, it is a green flag. If you have a mixed music taste, you can fit in anywhere and within any group and enjoy any sort of music in any sort of situation.
The beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Editorial | Be aware of your role as a traveler over break

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 5, 2024
Spring break is approaching to the delight of many Pitt students overwhelmed by their midterms — they can finally relax, travel or maybe just catch up on work due when they return the following Monday. For those choosing the second option of traveling, it’s important that we bear in mind our role as tourists. 
Books in Hillman Library.

Opinion | I love creative nonfiction

By Abigail Dobry, Senior Staff Columnist March 4, 2024
As a kid, I read fantasy and science fiction primarily, but in high school, I took a break from reading altogether. I picked it back up again in college and during my sophomore year, I branched out to nonfiction books and fell in love.
Opinion | Athletes are under too much pressure

Opinion | Athletes are under too much pressure

By Jameson Keebler, Senior Staff Columnist March 4, 2024
When athletes get injured, the conversations online always revolve around the ways that they are hurting the team instead of their recovery. There isn’t care put towards the fact that they are real people who feel pain like everyone else. 
Bridgit Mendler onstage at “Sounds of Summer” on Aug. 16, 2014.

Editorial | Bridgit Mendler: The Renaissance woman we should all look to for inspiration

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 1, 2024
The internet was taken by storm after the announcement of Bridgit Mendler’s latest endeavor — starting a space data company.
Opinion | Stop canceling flawed characters

Opinion | Stop canceling flawed characters

By Delaney Rauscher Adams, Staff Columnist March 1, 2024
There is nothing more boring than watching a movie or reading a book where the main character doesn’t make mistakes, or even a character whose only flaw is that they’re a perfectionist who can never get in trouble.
Opinion | Live-action remakes: Just because we can doesn’t mean we should

Opinion | Live-action remakes: Just because we can doesn’t mean we should

By Thomas Riley, Opinions Editor February 28, 2024
The phenomenon of live-action adaptations consistently failing to meet the standards of their original stories begs the question of why they should even exist at all.
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