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‘Black Mirror’ reflects cruel U.S. crime system

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Will Schulman | Columnist

January 25, 2018

Growing up was difficult enough with two living parents — I can’t imagine reaching adulthood with only one of them. What’s truly unimaginable, though, is growing up with your parent’s consciousness trapped inside a stuffed monkey. If this sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, you’re cl...

In wake of Maria don’t blame Puerto Rico, blame the U.S.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Muniz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 3. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Maggie Durwald | For The Pitt News

October 18, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, an overwhelming 80 percent of the 3.4 million Americans in Puerto Rico are still without electricity, adequate amounts of food and hospital supplies and, most alarmingly, potable water. Shipments of water can’t keep up with the demand, and the islanders are turning to w...

To understand injustice, listen to the lawyers

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By Henry Glitz | Opinions Editor

September 7, 2017

In most American courts of law, a raised voice or an opinion stated too aggressively will typically earn you the censure of the presiding judge. But that certainly wasn’t the case Tuesday night in the Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom, nestled deep within Pitt’s Law School. A panel of five memb...

20 years later, soccer’s progress in U.S. almost unfathomable

By Linda Robertson / MCT Campus

May 27, 2014

Before he became the guitar-playing, ginger-bearded face of American soccer, Alexi Lalas was just another guy on an airplane, making small talk with a fellow passenger.“I remember I was on my way to the 1994 World Cup opener, and this older lady asked me what I did for a living, and I said, ‘I play...

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