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Featured Features: 2018 Editors’ Picks

January 7, 2019
Many of The Pitt News’ editors had trouble deciding on a single story published in the past year that they found the most intriguing, so they’ve recommended entire editions and overall coverage instead.
First-year guard Xavier Johnson, pictured here in Pitt's Nov. 1 exhibition, finished second on the team with 16 points against YSU.

Preview: Men’s team can only go up from 2017

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor November 5, 2018
Even if the new-look Panthers only win one ACC game this season, it will still be an improvement over 2017's disastrous campaign.
Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (35) shoots over Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) during the second quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference finals on May 20 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

2018 NBA Preview: Breaking down The Association’s hierarchy

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor October 17, 2018
In honor of the basketball returning, we broke down where each team stands heading into the 2018 NBA season.
Redshirt junior Stephanie Williams spikes the ball during Pitt’s 3-0 victory over North Dakota Tuesday night. (Photo by David Donlick | Staff Photographer)

Pitt volleyball sweeps North Dakota for 18th straight win

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer October 10, 2018
The No. 6 Pitt volleyball team took care of business at home Tuesday night, sweeping North Dakota in straight sets to remain unbeaten.
Saket Rajprohat and Maggie Kennedy are the two presidential candidates. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Maggie Kennedy wins SGB presidency in close election

By Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor February 20, 2018

Maggie Kennedy will be the 2018-2019 Student Government Board president, winning 56 percent of the vote. Watch the live announcement here: 2 p.m. Polls opened at 8 a.m. today for the 2018 Student...

Justin Timberlake performs during the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minn. (Elizabeth Flores/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Cry me a river: Timberlake’s controversial Super Bowl homage to Prince

By Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer February 6, 2018

Prince once told an audience in Los Angeles, “Instead of hate, celebrate.” Apparently, that memo never reached this year’s Super Bowl — as mutual hatred for all things Patriots stretched from...

Republican candidates for Pennsylvania governor debate at Carnegie Mellon University Saturday. (Photo by Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer)

Republican debate should disappoint conservatives

By Neena Hagen, Columnist January 22, 2018

If the four Republicans running for governor of Pennsylvania want my vote, they'll have to work harder for it than they did Saturday at their first debate. Four Republican candidates — retired health...

Florida Republican who once claimed alien abduction announces House bid

By Griffin Connolly | Roll Call (TNS) October 16, 2017

Either Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera has been watching too much Syfy Channel or she's really just that special. We'll probably never know for sure. No matter, the 59-year-old Republican, who once recalled...

(Illustration by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

Editorial: Now’s the time for redistricting reform

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 1, 2017

After nearly six years, Pennsylvania residents dissatisfied with the current scheme of representation for the commonwealth in the House may finally get some relief. A lawsuit from the League of Women...

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) speaks during a meeting of the Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs in Washington, DC in 2009. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

No mercy for Menendez

By Ben Sheppard | For The Pitt News September 24, 2017

The last time the U.S. Senate had to expel a member, the country was tearing itself apart in the Civil War. With a country that feels almost as divided today, 2017 may see another Senate expulsion —...

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