The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Editorial | Gaming platforms need to do more to address and prevent harm

Editorial | Gaming platforms need to do more to address and prevent harm

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 6, 2022
Concerned parents and players recently criticized the game “Overwatch 2” for hosting custom user modifications that simulate sexual assault and rape.
Editorial | Pitt needs to address rape culture on campus

Editorial | Pitt needs to address rape culture on campus

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 9, 2022
It’s unfortunate that the burden of preventing sexual assault often falls on student activists, including the organizer’s of last week’s protest, rather than large institutions or those who are likely to commit assault.     
Emergency blue light phones can increase student safety on campus.

Opinion | Preventative sexual assault measures needed on campuses

By Genna Edwards, For the Pitt News August 26, 2019
Following the Ruskin Incident, the overarching safety issue was not, and is still not resolved. The ubiquitous worry remains.
Demonstrators opposed to the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh hold signs in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Sen. Jeff Flake calls Trump’s mockery of Ford ‘appalling’

By Griffin Connolly | CQ-Roll Call October 3, 2018

Sen. Jeff Flake called President Donald Trump's comments at a Mississippi campaign rally mocking a woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "appalling." Christine...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

When talking assault, recognize the limitations of the #MeToo movement

By Ana Altchek | Columnist November 29, 2017

The infamous words of pre-college advice for girls at my high school graduation party were “never leave your drink unattended,” and, if you ignored that, “don’t drink the punch” — warnings...

Netflix cut ties with Kevin Spacey after four men accused him of sexual assault and harassment. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Hollywood homophobia complicates Spacey scandal

By Thomas Wick | Columnist November 6, 2017

Coming out as gay can be a struggle. The experience can be even harder if you’re 14 years old, the victim of a sexual assault — and in the film industry. This is exactly the unfortunate situation...

Education Sec. Betsy DeVos listens during a meeting with President Donald Trump in April 11. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

DeVos takes backward step on sexual assault

By Erica Brandbergh | Columnist September 11, 2017

For a cabinet member who’s already one of the most controversial in the Trump administration, it would have seemed difficult for U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to become even more divisive....

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