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Students, community members march for peace and positivity

Students, community members march for peace and positivity

By David Robinson, Elias Rappaport and James Evan Bowen-Gaddy / The Pitt News Staff

November 17, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, City, Election Coverage 2016, News

Pitt students and community members held homemade signs high into the air above the Cathedral lawn –– “Erase hate,” “We all come together,” “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention,” as they marched to encourage positivity in the future after the election. The mar...

Waking up Wednesday: Shock, fear for some

Waking up Wednesday: Shock, fear for some

By Alexa Bakalarski and Emily Brindley / The Pitt News staff

November 10, 2016


Filed under Campus, Election Coverage 2016, National News, News, Top Stories

Students woke up Wednesday morning to a soggy, gray day. Some of them were Donald Trump supporters, now the President-elect. But the gloomy weather seemed appropriate for others — many of whom protested the Republican in the street until the early morning. For students from minority groups t...

Donald Trump wins presidential election

Donald Trump wins presidential election

By The Pitt News staff

November 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, City, Election Coverage 2016, National News, News, Top Stories

It was announced shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday morning that reality T.V. star and real estate mogul Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. In the local races, Republican Pat Toomey beat Democrat Katie McGinty for the United States senator seat. Democrat Josh Shapiro won ...

An election season in review

November 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, Election Coverage 2016, National News, News, Top Stories

An election season in reviewThe Pitt News staffNov. 8, 2016The Pitt News has covered the 2016 election from the very beginning, when the Republican party still boasted a lengthy list of potential candidates and Bernie Sanders’ political revolution seemed an imminent possibility. Our reporters, photogr...

Hillary Clinton rallies at Pitt day before voting starts

Hillary Clinton rallies at Pitt day before voting starts

By Amina Doghri and Noah Coco / The Pitt News Staff

November 8, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, Election Coverage 2016, National News, News

With the towering Cathedral of Learning and a massive American flag as her backdrop, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton got the final word at Pitt Monday, capping off a campaign season that’s brought politicians to the area on a weekly basis. “So, tomorrow is the election, and that is...

Clinton visits Great Hall at Heinz Field

Clinton visits Great Hall at Heinz Field

By Amina Doghri / Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under City, Election Coverage 2016, National News, News, Top Stories

Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famers Mel Blount and Franco Harris showed support for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the Great Hall at Heinz Field on Friday. With only four more days until the election, more than 2,500 people came to watch Clinton speak before heading to the po...

A Guide to the Allegheny County ballot

By Emily Brindley and Alexa Bakalarski / The Pitt News Staff

November 3, 2016


Filed under Election Coverage 2016, News, Top Stories

A Guide to the Allegheny County ballotHere’s what to expect at the polls in Allegheny County:U.S. Presidential CandidatesHillary Clinton and Tim Kaine (D)Clinton served as New York’s first female senator from 2001 to 2009. She ran for president in 2008, but lost the Democratic nomination to current Pre...

College votes down, parties cater to millennials

College votes down, parties cater to millennials

By Emily Suruda / For The Pitt News

November 3, 2016


Filed under Election Coverage 2016, National News, News, Top Stories

To campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama did something no other president has done before: he snapped. Obama made a five-minute Snapchat video Monday on the app’s political channel “Good Luck America,” in which moments of an interview between Obama and Peter Hamby, the channel’s host, appear between snippets ...

Hang-ups and door slams: The life of a campaign worker

Hang-ups and door slams: The life of a campaign worker

By Janine Faust / Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


Filed under Election Coverage 2016, National News, News, Top Stories

When Arnaud Armstrong, a Pitt junior, makes phone calls for Republican local and state candidates, he’s often on more than one phone at once. The student campaigner even knows a woman who can handle four phones at the same time, a true expert. He said it’s easier than it sounds — people only ...

Casting ballots from afar

Casting ballots from afar

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / Assistant Sports Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, Election Coverage 2016, News

Of about 25,000 Pitt students that are eligible to vote in this election, 74 percent might not be voting at the polls if they registered with their permanent address. Although students can register with their Pittsburgh address, only 26 percent of the students on Pitt’s Oakland campus are from Al...

LIVE BLOG: Join the Pitt News for live updates on the third Presidential debate

LIVE BLOG: Join the Pitt News for live updates on the third Presidential debate

By The Pitt News Staff

October 19, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Election Coverage 2016

Welcome to The Pitt News’ hub for 2016 election coverage. Here, you’ll find stories about Trump, Clinton and third party supporters on campus, updates on visits from politicians and analysis from our opinions writers with their takes on this year’s contentious election. Wednesday night, colum...

Chelsea Clinton visited Pitt to support Hillary, encourage voting

Chelsea Clinton visited Pitt to support Hillary, encourage voting

By Rachel Glasser / Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Election Coverage 2016, National News, News, Top Stories

After she walked into the O’Hara ballroom, backdropped by her mother’s campaign theme, “Fight Song,” Chelsea Clinton spoke about Donald Trump’s campaign, Hillary Clinton’s vision for the country and the importance of voting. Approximately 100 people attended Clinton’s speech — one of ...

Pitt’s chapter of Turning Point USA counters liberalism, big government

Pitt’s chapter of Turning Point USA counters liberalism, big government

By Tristan Dietrick / For The Pitt News

October 11, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, Election Coverage 2016, News

Junior Ashley Butcher can frequently be found behind tables around campus — usually in Towers Lobby or in front of the William Pitt Union — proclaiming the same mantra prominently displayed on her organization’s signs, pamphlets and social media pages. “Big Government Sucks!” Butcher, a fi...

Tim Kaine speaks on CMU’s campus

Tim Kaine speaks on CMU’s campus

By Emily Brindley / Assistant News Editor

October 6, 2016


Filed under Election Coverage 2016, National News, News, Top Stories

Zachary Goldstein loves living in Pittsburgh, but not for the hot cakes or the Cathedral. He loves living in the city because Pennsylvania is a swing state. With the presidential election less than five weeks away, high-profile representatives from both the Republican and Democratic parties have b...

Students have less than one week to register to vote

By Emily Brindley / Assistant News Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Election Coverage 2016, National News, News, Top Stories

Even though election day is still five weeks out, the voter registration deadline –– Oct. 11 ––  is less than one week away. For many Pitt students, this is the first presidential election they are eligible to vote in. For others, this is their first time voting away from home. In any cas...

Republicans at Pitt divided about Trump

Republicans at Pitt divided about Trump

By Andrew O'Brien / Staff Writer

October 4, 2016


Filed under Campus, Election Coverage 2016, News

Though he’s received endorsement from party officials, Donald Trump’s presidential bid has divided traditional conservatives. The businessman turned candidate has also invited in a broader demographic of independent, right-wing and, in some cases, liberal voters, and inspired historically Republic...

Pitt College Republicans and Democrats debate specifics, not rhetoric

Pitt College Republicans and Democrats debate specifics, not rhetoric

By Tristan Dietrick / For The Pitt News

September 30, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, Election Coverage 2016, News

Days after Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump walked off the debate stage in New York, students gathered at Pitt to discuss this election’s most contentious issues. More than 80 students showed up to watch the third annual debate between Pitt College Republ...

First Lady Michelle Obama encourages Pitt students and community members to vote

First Lady Michelle Obama encourages Pitt students and community members to vote

By Wesley Hood and Amina Doghri / The Pitt News Staff

September 28, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, Election Coverage 2016, National News, News

Walking out to Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls),” Michelle Obama encouraged Pitt students and community members to run the election, urging them to be the much needed “youth vote” Hillary Clinton has been trying to lock down in recent weeks. As students lined up to see Obama at the Fi...

Pitt students react to first debate

Pitt students react to first debate

By Rachel Glasser / Staff Writer

September 27, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, Election Coverage 2016, National News, News

When Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was asked why she thought she could create jobs better than Republican candidate Donald Trump, she addressed her opponent by saying, “Donald, it’s good to be with you.” In New York, Trump nodded in response. In Pittsburgh, students in P...

Editorial: First Clinton-Trump debate offers nothing new

Editorial: First Clinton-Trump debate offers nothing new

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 27, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Election Coverage 2016

After the first general election debate of 2016, most of The Pitt News’ office had nothing to say. There were shrugs and analogies to petulant children. Most brushed off the question of who won by giving a name followed by “I guess.” The general consensus was that Clinton won, just barely, but...

What you need to know about Debate Moderator Lester Holt

By Matt Moret / Assistant Opinions Editor

September 26, 2016


Filed under Columns, Election Coverage 2016, Top Stories

No matter who wins the first general election debate of 2016 tonight, one person’s face is certain to blanket news coverage roundups, and you may have never even heard of him before. He’s Lester Holt, and he will be your moderator. Holt has been the anchor of the NBC Nightly News since June 2015, when ...

Take a look: The Pitt News’ live blog of the first presidential debate

Take a look: The Pitt News’ live blog of the first presidential debate

By The Pitt News Staff

September 26, 2016


Filed under Election Coverage 2016

Welcome to The Pitt News' hub for 2016 election coverage. Here you'll find stories about Trump, Clinton and third party supporters on campus; updates on visits from politicians and analysis from our opinions writers with their takes on this year's contentious election. Monday night, columnists H...

First Lady Michelle Obama to visit Fitzgerald Field House

First Lady Michelle Obama to visit Fitzgerald Field House

By Lauren Rosenblatt / News Editor

September 25, 2016


Filed under Campus, Election Coverage 2016, National News, News, Top Stories

In preparation for the quickly-approaching presidential election, First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on Pitt’s campus on Wednesday. Obama will speak at the Fitzgerald Field House at 3:30 p.m., where doors will open at 1 p.m. Anyone interested in att...

Trump speaks at Pittsburgh Shale Conference

Trump speaks at Pittsburgh Shale Conference

By Rachel Glasser and Emily Baranik / For The Pitt News

September 22, 2016


Filed under City, Election Coverage 2016, News, Top Stories

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump outlined his energy plan in Pittsburgh Thursday, which he said would improve the United States economy by reducing restrictions on the energy industry. At a Shale Insight Conference downtown, Trump discussed the plan he rolled out in May and said the k...

Pittsburgh weighs in on fracking

Pittsburgh weighs in on fracking

By Stephen Caruso and Amina Doghri / The Pitt News Staff

September 22, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, City, Election Coverage 2016, News

On land lined deep with Marcellus shale and the ancient fossil fuels it blankets, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump preached energy investment at a shale and natural gas convention Thursday. Outside the David Lawrence Convention Center Downtown, where he was speaking, angered citizens an...

Trump’s economic platform is a guise for the rich

Trump’s economic platform is a guise for the rich

By Saket Rajprohat | For The Pitt News

September 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Election Coverage 2016

“Trumponomics” sounds like a helping hand for the little guy but is actually a pedestal for the wealthy. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced his economic plan during a speech at the Economic Club of New York last Thursday, calling for 4 percent economic growth if he becomes president. The candidate plans to increase the ...

GALLERY: Trump Visit Sparks Protests in Downtown Pittsburgh

GALLERY: Trump Visit Sparks Protests in Downtown Pittsburgh

By Stephen Caruso and Jordan Mondell / Pitt News Staff

September 22, 2016


Filed under Election Coverage 2016, Multimedia, Visual

Protester arrested outside downtown Trump speech

Protester arrested outside downtown Trump speech

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

September 22, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, City, Election Coverage 2016, National News, News

Police arrested one person during a protest against Donald Trump and fracking in downtown Pittsburgh this afternoon. The Republican presidential candidate was speaking to the Shale Insight Convention at the David Lawrence Convention center, highlighting his pro-fracking and natural gas agenda to attendees...

Late night and Trump: It’s complicated

Late night and Trump: It’s complicated

By Matt Maielli / Senior Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Culture, Election Coverage 2016, Television

If you were the host of America’s most-viewed late-night show and you had a guest that was a presidential candidate known for hateful rhetoric against minorities and immigrants, what would you do with him? Did you say ruffle his hair? Because that’s what Jimmy Fallon and NBC thought was the righ...

Bern’d Out: Bernie Sanders supporters pushing for revolution without revolutional candidate

Bern’d Out: Bernie Sanders supporters pushing for revolution without revolutional candidate

By Casey Schmauder / Staff Writer

September 20, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, Election Coverage 2016, National News, News

While campaign stickers and t-shirts for now-defeated Democratic primary candidate Bernie Sanders still occasionally crop up around campus, “Feeling the Bern” chalk drawings and posters, marches in support of the far-left politician and the fiery vigor that once surrounded his campaign on college campuse...

McGinty’s CMU rally creates hope for Democratic unity

McGinty’s CMU rally creates hope for Democratic unity

By Henry Glitz / Columnist

September 19, 2016


Filed under Columns, Election Coverage 2016

Three unlikely Democratic allies gathered together Friday afternoon in Carnegie Mellon University’s Wiegand Gymnasium to speak, one after another, despite the fact that they wouldn’t have dared standing shoulder to shoulder in April. The three politicians standing on stage were Pennsylvania Senate ...

Bill Clinton campaigns in Homewood

By Macey Zaffina / For The Pitt News

September 9, 2016


Filed under City, Election Coverage 2016, National News, News, Top Stories

On a stage in Homewood, surrounded by union workers and community members, Bill Clinton declared that Hillary Clinton knows how to bring Americans together. “If we’re not willing to live together and work together, we’re not going to grow faster and grow fairer,” Clinton said. “Hillary...

Bill Clinton to speak in Homewood neighborhood

Bill Clinton to speak in Homewood neighborhood

By Emily Brindley / Assistant News Editor

September 7, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, City, Election Coverage 2016, National News, News

Just days after a visit from Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine and current Vice President Joe Biden, Former President Bill Clinton will swing by Pittsburgh this Friday for the Democratic party’s latest stop in the Steel City. At 11:45 a.m. on Sept. 9, the Pennsylvania Democrats will host t...

Kaine and Biden speak at Pittsburgh Labor Day parade

Kaine and Biden speak at Pittsburgh Labor Day parade

By Brad Smertz / For the Pitt News

September 5, 2016


Filed under City, Election Coverage 2016, National News, News, Top Stories

Vice President Joe Biden said he fell in love with Pittsburgh after he fell in love with Pitt. During his senior year of high school, he said, Pitt offered him a football scholarship, sparking his affection for the University and the Steel City. Although he did not accept the offer, Biden came ba...

Storify: Kaine, Biden speak before Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade

Storify: Kaine, Biden speak before Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade

By Amanda Reed and Brad Smertz / The Pitt News Staff

September 5, 2016


Filed under City, Election Coverage 2016, National News, News

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Tim Kaine to speak at Pittsburgh Labor Day parade

Tim Kaine to speak at Pittsburgh Labor Day parade

By Lauren Rosenblatt / News Editor

September 1, 2016


Filed under Election Coverage 2016, National News, News, Top Stories

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s running mate, will make a brief stop at Pittsburgh’s Labor Day parade on Monday. Kaine will jet off to join Clinton in Cleveland later the same day. The Labor Day parade starts at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5, and will run from the Grey...

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