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Conservative-leaning groups deny association after members share racist memes

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)

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 were not associated with their organization. The Twitter account Racists @ Pitt started s...

Op-Ed: A conservative reflects on Trump’s first year

Liz Stahl | Staff Illustrator

By Marlo Safi | Op-Ed Contributor

January 23, 2018

During my tenure as assistant opinions editor for The Pitt News in 2016, I wrote a scathing column about Milo Yiannopoulos’ visit to Pitt after the College Republicans hosted him. I was on the verge of apoplexy in this tirade — I was livid that this loud-mouthed charlatan who resembled Liberace in his bo...

Berkeley braces for right-wing commentator Ben Shapiro’s visit

By Anna M. Phillips | Los Angeles Times (TNS)

September 12, 2017

Girding itself for a visit from another polarizing political figure and the possibility of more violent protests, the University of California, Berkeley is tightening campus security. In a message sent earlier this week, Provost Paul Alivisatos said the university was taking precautions in advance of the ...

Editorial: Don’t let presidency divide the same side

President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference on Aug. 28. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 29, 2017

Religion often claims to be the moral compass of a society. But when religious leaders take political sides, rather than moral, the people are left with a compass that points in two different directions. Leaders of multiple faiths convened on the 54th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “...

Facebook’s news suppression misleads users

Screenshot: Facebook

By Marlo Safi | Senior Columnist

May 17, 2016

Facebook is synonymous with nagging family, bragging friends and viral memes, but we rarely associate the social networking site with news. On an everyday basis, I log into Facebook and am immediately inundated: friends’ shameless selfies posted to fish Facebook’s superficial depths for validation, a...

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