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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Dog tags hang outside of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum on Fifth Avenue in 2021.

Identifying those who gave: Soldiers & Sailors spotlights history of dog tags

By Donata Massimiani, Senior Staff Writer September 11, 2022
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum held its monthly “Spotlight On” virtual program on Thursday, and this month's topic was the history of dog tags.
A total of 7,053 dog tags were strung across the entrance to Soldiers & Sailors starting Sept. 2 and will be up through the end of the month. The dog tags represent American lives lost in the past two decades from conflict overseas after the 9/11 attacks.

Soldiers & Sailors honors lives lost since 9/11 with dog tag memorial

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer September 13, 2021
Soldiers & Sailors strung 7,053 dog tags across the entrance to the building, in an exhibit which started Sept. 2 and will be up through the end of the month.
According to Don Sand, division chief of 911 operations at the Allegheny County Police Department, 911 operator shifts can last anywhere from eight to 16 hours, and operators can receive up to 4,200 calls per day.

911 operators call on each other for support

By Azmeer Omar, For The Pitt News March 5, 2020
There is a strict procedure 911 operators have to follow for each call, from providing instructions for emergency medical intervention to dispatching local emergency service personnel. But while operators remain calm on the line, the trauma they negotiate in each call can translate to psychological stress away from the job.
Most current students don’t have clear memories of 9/11.

Passing the memory of 9/11 to a new generation

By Martha Layne, Staff Writer September 10, 2019
Pitt's class of 2023 is likely the last class to have most students born before the 9/11 terror attacks.
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., walking from her new office in the Longworth House Office Building to the U.S. Capitol, a few hours before being sworn in as a member of Congress.

Editorial: Inciting violence against politicians hurts everyone

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 15, 2019
It is natural to disagree with politicians, but no matter how opposed one is to their values, inciting violence against them through misinformation — as Trump did with his video — is never OK.
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to Air Force One before departing from Joint Andrews Air Force base, Maryland, on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The president and first lady were headed to the Flight 93 September 11 Memorial Service in Shanksville. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Editorial: Trump disappoints as consoler-in-chief

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 12, 2018
The 17th anniversary of 9/11 required a certain decorum and level of sobriety that were conspicuously absent in President Trump’s behavior outside of a prepared speech.
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A walk to remember: Zemeckis baths tightrope stunt in beauty

By Ian Flanagan / Staff Writer October 14, 2015

If you didn’t see enough  of Philippe Petit’s tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers in 2008’s documentary “Man on Wire,” Petit gets the grand-scale cinematic treatment  he deserves...

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