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WBC message fails to divide Pitt protesters

Local activist Ciora Thomas led the Trans Liberation counter protest against Westboro Baptist Church at CMU Thursday. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Sarah Shearer | For The Pitt News

October 10, 2017

Donning a rainbow flag in the rain at a counter protest last Thursday on the corner of Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Hannah Riley said the Westboro Baptist Church’s planned visit to Pitt wasn’t shaping up to be violent. “I think this one, if it happens, will be more intense because WBC is [an...

WPTS creates playlists after hectic day at Pitt

The Cathedral of Learning is reflected in a puddle outside the building after a water main broke this morning. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor

September 18, 2017

With the Cathedral flooding and Pitt students standing up to homophobia in a counter protest at Towers yesterday, our news writers had more than enough to write about. The hectic Monday inspired the new media director of WPTS, Josh Chamberlain, to create two playlists to match the mood — Cathy ...

Students drown out bigotry in counter protest outside Towers

Students hold pride flags and chant at protesters across from Towers. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Janine Faust and Amanda Finney / TPN Staff

September 18, 2017

A crowd of Pitt students jammed the stairway leading up to Towers Patio on Monday, waving rainbow flags and sporting “I [heart] the female orgasm” t-shirts. Others stood on nearby trashcans and benches and leaned over the patio rails, fervently chanting “God loves everyone” and “shame on you...

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