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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Editorial | Clemson College Republicans shouldn’t hide behind respectability politics

Editorial | Clemson College Republicans shouldn’t hide behind respectability politics

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 13, 2022
The Clemson College Republicans condemning a drag show politicizes a fun university event and alienates queer and transgender students.
After stepping off of his plane at Pittsburgh International Airport, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waved a Terrible Towel and threw it into the crowd before his speech on Nov. 6, 2016.

Republicans reflect on Trump’s loss, down-ballot wins

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer November 11, 2020
While Joe Biden supporters celebrated his Saturday victory in the 2020 presidential election, President Donald Trump’s supporters had to face the reality of the Republican president losing reelection. While Biden may have turned Pennsylvania blue, Republicans still won congressional seats, giving Pennsylvania Republicans something to celebrate for themselves.
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 University will waive the security fee it charged the Pitt College Republicans for Ben Shapiro’s talk on campus last November.

Pitt waives Shapiro fee for College Republicans

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe January 29, 2019
University spokesman Joe Miksch said the College Republicans were responsible for the fee, as “consistent with University guidelines,” but the University would waive it due to the high cost to the club.
Ben Shapiro speaks at the 2018 Young Womens Leadership Summit hosted by Turning Point USA in Dallas.

Ben Shapiro brings much-needed political diversity to Pitt

By Neena Hagen, Assistant Opinions Editor November 20, 2018
Shapiro may be forceful in his arguments, but he’s a principled conservative who shouldn’t whip up the left into throngs of anger.
Two groups on campus released separate statements regarding racist memes their members shared in a group chat last year and claimed these members’ actions were not associated with their organization. (TPN File Photo)

Conservative-leaning groups deny association after members share racist memes

By John Hamilton and Mackenzie Rodrigues January 25, 2018

After members of two conservative-leaning campus groups were exposed for sharing racist memes, both the Pitt College Republicans and Polis Media released separate statements claiming these members’ actions...

Ben Sheppard, a senior libertarian, debates at PSSAs 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...

Republican candidate Paul Mango spoke to a crowd of about 40 people in room 837 of the William Pitt Union Monday night about his campaign for Pennsylvania governor. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

Gubernatorial candidate gives take on economy, health care at Pitt

By Rose Luder | Staff Writer November 7, 2017

When Paul Mango was at U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he had calculus six days a week. “I hope sitting here and listening to me is less painful than calculus at West Point on a Saturday morning,”...

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...

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