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Opinion | Online call-out culture cancels real activism

Opinion | Online call-out culture cancels real activism

By Leah Mensch, For The Pitt News January 25, 2019

Whether he is praised or criticized, the president is known for his tweeting. Donald Trump is not the only American who utilizes social media platforms to express political viewpoints, though.The second...

The Indian government monitors the Andaman Islands territories, including North Sentinel Island (pictured), home to the Sentinelese tribe, one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes that has little to no contact with outside populations.

Opinion | Missionary training endangers other cultures

By Kim Rooney, Contributing Editor January 9, 2019
Missionaries must respect the histories of other peoples and see their languages as more than gibberish. Failure to do so would only reinforce dehumanizing attitudes toward other cultures.
Sarah Connor enjoys being a Pittsburgh native while posing on the North Shore in front of iconic Pittsburgh bridges. (Photo courtesy of Chloe Yoder)

Not just a sports city: Pittsburgh culture is hidden but vibrant

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor May 30, 2018

I grew up in a small town about 25 miles outside of the City — near the Pittsburgh International Airport — called Moon Township. It was common for people from my town to attend schools in and around...

Senior Callie Frey is the only American-born player on Pitt’s women’s tennis team. (Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

Cultures come together on Pitt’s tennis team

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer April 3, 2018

A quick glance at the men’s top 10 world tennis rankings reveals that no two players share the same country of origin. The same can be said for the top eight women in the world — an unusual trend considering...

Marie Young lectures in her Irish Culture and Traditions class Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Get your Gaeilge on: Professor preserves Irish language

By Cassidy Power | Staff Writer March 15, 2018

Marie Young left her home in Galway, Ireland, in 2001, intending to visit her brother in Pittsburgh for only three months. But what was meant to be a chance to see a little more of the world turned into...

 Christmas trees in Schenley Plaza are lit up at night during the holiday season. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

Students contend with Christmas

By Rose Luder | Staff Writer December 8, 2017

The Cathedral of Learning is adorned with tinsel and stringed lights, Schenley Plaza is lined with luminescent Christmas trees and holiday songs can be heard in almost every building on campus. For...

Derric Heck, a graduate student at Pitt who studies social and comparative analysis in education, led a discussion titled, “Identity, Culture & Education — Examples from Kenya and Ethiopia” Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

Student immerses in African cultures

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer December 1, 2017

Speaking about his travels to Africa, Derric Heck described his experiences researching African cultures as “amazing.” “It was not only informative for me, it was transformative,” Heck said....

Jasmine Green and Albert Tanjaya discussed the difficulties both African-American and Asian-American communities face during an event Wednesday night. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

ASA, BAS explore racial identities, histories

By Anandhini Narayanan | Staff Writer November 30, 2017

When Olivia Carter asked the 20-something students gathered in a single-file line in the William Pitt Union to step back if they’d ever “endured physical or verbal abuse due to [their] race,” the...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but memes should never hurt us

By Neena Hagen, For The Pitt News November 9, 2017

The Senate is used to strange occurrences, but Nov. 1, our legislators discussed a group of memes which are purportedly evidence for Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. The U.S. intelligence...

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

When the whole world collides: global music hits the charts

By Levko Karmazyn | Columnist November 8, 2017

If you turned on your car radio during the summer of 2016, chances are you came under the influence of the tropical pulse of Drake’s “One Dance.” As the first song to hit one billion plays on...

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