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Opinion | Stop wasting your time with the lie of ethical consumerism

Opinion | Stop wasting your time with the lie of ethical consumerism

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist June 2, 2021
For one thing, ethical consumerism needs to impact companies’ bottom line to change their behavior, and “voting with your wallet” almost never actually does so.
Jerry’s Records in Squirrel Hill.

Opinion | Support your local record stores

By Rachel Soloff, Staff Columnist October 23, 2020
October 24th is Record Store Day.
Juan Bonetti, senior member with a double major in communication and psychology is the president of Panther Relations PR.

Student-run PR firm attracts Amazon, Adobe

By Charlotte Pearse, Staff Writer November 19, 2019
Campus-based PR firm Panther Relations started by doing work for student organizations. Now, they have big-name clients like Amazon, Moe's and Adobe.
Downton Abbey title card.

Weekend Watchlist: Period pieces

By The Pitt News Staff November 15, 2019
Time travel isn’t real, but the best next thing would have to be period pieces — movies and television shows that are set in an earlier period. They allow you to be transported back in time without leaving the 21st century — or your couch. Here are our favorite period pieces available to stream.
Opinion | Using social media for social change

Opinion | Using social media for social change

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist September 2, 2019
In wake of the devastating Amazon fires, it seems like Instagram users have picked up a new trend of posting climate-related articles and memos to their stories.
In this aerial image, A section of the Amazon rainforest that has been decimated by wildfires on August 25 in the Candeias do Jamari region near Porto Velho, Brazil. According to INPE, Brazils National Institute of Space Research, the number of fires detected by satellite in the Amazon region this month is the highest since 2010.

Editorial: Tweets won’t save the Amazon

By The Pitt News Editorial Board August 27, 2019
Going vegan or donating to organizations dedicated to rainforest conservation won’t ultimately help save the Amazon.
Pittsburgh dodged a bullet with Amazon HQ2

Pittsburgh dodged a bullet with Amazon HQ2

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Columnist November 27, 2018
The deals offered to Amazon in both New York and Virginia could spell disaster to some of the residents in Long Island City and Arlington — and in some cases it already has.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto recently announced the City’s plan to release its Amazon bid to the public, after months of refusing and claiming it contained trade secrets.

Editorial: Peduto to release Amazon bid: too little, too late

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 14, 2018
Peduto will release Pittsburgh’s Amazon headquarters bid on Thursday, but he should have done that a lot earlier. Pittsburgers deserve to know about major, local economic developments.
An Amazon worker scans items with a handheld device before putting them in storage pods maneuvered by robots. Amazon announced its plan to roll out a $15-an-hour minimum wage for all of its U.S. employees.

Amazon wage increase is not good enough

By Jason Henriquez, For The Pitt News October 9, 2018
Amazon recently announced an increase in the minimum wage for its hourly workers, but until the company enables unionization efforts, increases benefits to independent contractors and veteran workers and stops avoiding taxes, it shouldn’t receive any kudos.
(Photo by Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor)

Editorial: Amazon sets great example, raises minimum wage

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 3, 2018
Amazon is known for treating its employees poorly — so raising its minimum wage is a welcome decision. It’ll help nearly a quarter million people financially.
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