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People celebrate and dance in the street in Squirrel Hill after learning about Biden’s election win.

‘A four-year exhale’: Democratic organizers reflect on Biden’s win

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer November 11, 2020
Democratic organizers at Pitt said they were a little nervous while awaiting the results of the presidential election, yet ultimately felt relieved once The Associated Press called the race for former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday morning.
College Republicans (left) and College Democrats (right) at Pitt have both begun work on energizing western Pa. voters for both local and national elections on Nov. 3.

As election season heats up, campus political groups rally voters

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer September 16, 2020
The College Democrats and College Republicans at Pitt have both begun work to energize western Pennsylvania voters for both local and national races, seeking to bolster voter turnout for what is considered to be one of the most important swing regions in the state, which itself is a swing state on the national level. The groups continue to hold virtual events due to COVID-19 restrictions, disrupting their typical in-person election-season activities.
The College Democrats held their first meeting virtually via Zoom on Tuesday night.

College Dems panel encourages fight for racial justice on campus

By Paul Mlodgenski, For The Pitt News August 26, 2020
Nearly 50 students attended the panel, which featured three guest speakers to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement in the Greater Pittsburgh area..
A view of the U.S. Capitol Building on July 25, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

College Dems across nation call for college student rescue checks

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss April 30, 2020
More than 20 of the country’s statewide College Democrats groups called Thursday for Congress to extend economic rescue checks to all American adult dependents in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Pitt College Republicans' Corey Barsky (far left) and Phil Saggese (center left) listen as Pitt College Democrats' Mackenzie Coat (center right) and Maureen Hartwell (far right) speak during Monday evening’s health-care debate.

Democrats, Republicans face off on health care

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer February 5, 2019
Pitt College Republicans member Corey Barsky noted early in a Monday night debate against the College Democrats that health care is an issue that brings out passion from both ends of the political spectrum.
Ben Sheppard, a senior libertarian, debates at PSSA's three-way debate Tuesday evening. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

A productive, yet misrepresentative three-way debate

By Neena Hagen, For The Pitt News 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...

Protesters from Westboro Baptist Church picket a same-sex marriage ceremony in 2014 on the steps of the County Courthouse in Wichita, Kansas. (Mike Hutmacher/Wichita Eagle/TNS)

Dear WBC: Hate doesn’t have a home here

By Sarah Shearer | For The Pitt News October 4, 2017

It only takes reading a few sentences into the “about” page on the Westboro Baptist Church’s website to understand one thing: this is a group fueled by hate. The WBC is well known for its protesting...

Mayor Bill Peduto spoke to Pitt students about the past and future of Pittsburgh politics at a Pitt College Democrats event in the Cathedral of Learning Tuesday. (Photo by Kyleen Considine / Visual Editor)

Peduto discusses local, national politics on campus

By Kirsten Wong | Staff Writer September 6, 2017

With the news cycle, the Trump administration is capturing most of the public’s attention, and Mayor Bill Peduto sees a path for cities to bring about change. “We are living in interesting times...

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