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Editorial: Pitt’s new dining contract shows the importance of listening to students

Pitt announced on Tuesday that it will not renew its contract with Sodexo.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 17, 2020

Pitt deserves praise for this choice, having listened to student input and taking what was said seriously. The University should continue to do so.

Opinion | Fostering mental health amid the COVID-19 crisis

Opinion | Fostering mental health amid the COVID-19 crisis

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

March 16, 2020

Humans love certainty. For individuals who suffer from chronic anxiety, this sentiment proves especially true.

Opinion | Civil discourse is essential for the continuation of democracy

Opinion | Civil discourse is essential for the continuation of democracy

By Hayden Timmins, Senior Staff Columnist

March 16, 2020

Americans must make a conscious effort to engage with the opposing side and attempt to come to some resolution on a given topic.

Editorial: Students, it’s time to take social distancing seriously

In a move encouraging social distancing, Pitt has cancelled all in-person classes.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 15, 2020

It is imperative that people, including college students now free from the constraints of the classroom, are serious about adopting the practice of social distancing.

Opinion | Trump’s coronavirus response sucks

President Donald Trump takes questions at a news conference about the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic at the White House March 13 in Washington, D.C. Trump is facing a national health emergency as COVID-19 cases continue to rise and 30 people have died from the virus in the United States, according to The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

March 15, 2020

‪At every stage of the coronavirus outbreak, Trump has done the wrong thing, presumably based on a combination of incompetence, narcissism and a desire to protect himself politically.‬

Editorial: Top 10 things to do in Oakland over Spring Break

You’ll still stay up until 3 a.m., won’t you?

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 5, 2020

Well actually, there are a few half-decent things to do while Oakland is deserted. Here are the Editorial Board’s top 10.

Opinion | How to declutter your crap

Clutter in a drawer.

By Allison Dantinne, Senior Staff Columnist

March 5, 2020

You have too much crap. Read more to learn how to have less crap.

Op-ed: If Pitt wants to be carbon-neutral by 2037, it must invest in land

Op-ed: If Pitt wants to be carbon-neutral by 2037, it must invest in land

By Austin Jepsky, graduate student in sustainable engineering

March 5, 2020

At the winter Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 28, Pitt made a historic commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2037. Now comes the hard part of actually figuring out how to implement this goal.

Opinion | Literacy programs were no silver lining in Castro’s horrible regime

Last weekend, Anderson Cooper asked Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to offer a justification for controversial comments he made about Fidel Castro’s regime in the 1980s.

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist

March 5, 2020

Castro and the Communist Party of Cuba ran, and have continued to run, a repressive, undemocratic regime that has presided over widespread poverty and suffering. This should not be discounted or excused for any reason — much less something as small as a literacy program.

Opinion | Marriage and love are not one and the same

Opinion | Marriage and love are not one and the same

By Genna Edwards, Staff Columnist

March 5, 2020

To equate marriage with love is to be complicit in the domestic violence and unfair division of labor that marriage as an institution tends to include.

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