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Opinion | Support your local record stores

Jerry’s Records in Squirrel Hill.

By Rachel Soloff, Staff Columnist

12:48 am

October 24th is Record Store Day.

Student-run PR firm attracts Amazon, Adobe

Juan Bonetti, senior member with a double major in communication and psychology is the president of Panther Relations PR.

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.

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.

Editorial: Tweets won’t save the Amazon

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, Brazil's National Institute of Space Research, the number of fires detected by satellite in the Amazon region this month is the highest since 2010.

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.

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

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.

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.

Amazon wage increase is not good enough

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.

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.

Editorial: Amazon sets great example, raises minimum wage

(Photo by Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor)

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.

Pittsburgh will have to prepare if Amazon arrives

(Illustration by Daniel Walsh | Staff Illustrator)

By Brian Gentry, Senior Columnist

August 20, 2018

Amazon is expected to announce later this year where it will house its HQ2. Regardless of the company’s decision, Pittsburgh’s best course of action is to develop preventative policies.

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