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Opinion | Students, we need to keep each other safe

Opinion | Students, we need to keep each other safe
August 17, 2020
COVID-19 is an all-or-nothing game, senior staff columnist Genna Edwards argues. Either we all work hard to mitigate risk to our fellow peers, faculty and staff, or one wrong sneeze and we’re done for.

Staff Picks: The best buildings on campus

Benedum Hall
July 23, 2020
From Brutalist beauties to floor plans that make going to class an adventure in and of itself, here are the buildings that we’ve missed while we’ve been away — and that you should probably know about before coming to Pitt.

Editorial | Fall instruction must be entirely remote

Editorial | Fall instruction must be entirely remote
July 14, 2020
Reopening campuses means that some students and faculty will die. There’s simply no way to justify this fiscally — or educationally.

Opinion | Trump administration’s Title IX changes hurt survivors

Opinion | Trump administration's Title IX changes hurt survivors
May 12, 2020
The mere change in the definition of what constitutes sexual harassment will have wide-reaching, chilling consequences.

Editorial | Pitt reopening task forces in need of better student representation

Pitt has formed three task forces to investigate many different aspects of what life at the University could look like in the fall.
May 12, 2020
The task force’s executive committee is missing any representation from the group most impacted by its decisions — students at Pitt.

Editorial: Top 10 locations for the Bigelow shuttle stop

Lothrop Hall isn’t nearly as far away from the center of campus as its residents would like to believe.
October 10, 2019
While it’s true that we’d probably walk through hell or high water anywhere to catch the campus shuttle, we have a few suggestions.

Editorial: Top 10 campus spots most likely to lead to another world, Narnia Style

Hillman’s bathrooms can get pretty gross during midterms.
September 26, 2019
hese are 10 places on campus that are most likely to lead to another world. Narnia style, of course.

NextGen voters turned away at polls

Abigael Medina, 19, of Chicago, registers for voter information with NextGen Climate Illinois at the Logan Square Centennial Monument in Chicago on July 16, 2016.
November 19, 2018
Some students were confused and frustrated when they couldn’t vote after registering with NextGen America. NextGen America registered thousands of students to vote on Pitt’s campus — though some were still turned away at the polls.

Pitt optimizes space for Master Plan

Ron Leibow, an employee of Pitt's Office of Facilities Management, watches on as architect Adam Gross (right) views the campus master plan on his laptop. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Online Visual Editor)
January 26, 2018

Pitt’s unconventional hills, sidewalks and parks are what separate the University’s aesthetic from others, Ayers Saint Gross architecture and planning principal Kevin Petersen said. “We want...

A productive, yet misrepresentative three-way debate

Ben Sheppard, a senior libertarian, debates at PSSA's three-way debate Tuesday evening. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)
November 30, 2017

At colleges across the country — from California to the University of Connecticut — political events frequently turn violent. So when I got to room 324 of the Cathedral of Learning Tuesday evening...

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