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Opinion | Democratic debate blurbs: the good, the bad and the Biden

Opinion | Democratic debate blurbs: the good, the bad and the Biden

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

September 15, 2019

While less chaotic than the previous debates, Thursday night did not disappoint on delivering catchy one liners, cat fights and some extremely powerful statements.

Agree to disagree: Should student athletes be paid?

Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) watches the confetti swirl around him Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Tuesday, January 4, 2011.

By TPN Sports Staff

September 12, 2019

Should there be a system in place for college athletes to earn a salary? Are they already compensated fairly by athletic scholarships? Two TPN sports staff members weigh in.

Democrats, Republicans face off on health care

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.

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.

Progressives, libertarians debate wealth redistribution

Kyle Guinness and Katherine Ranck, members of Pitt Libertarians, debate wealth redistribution Wednesday night in the William Pitt Union. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Madeline Gavatorta / Staff Writer

February 22, 2018

The Pitt Progressives and the Students for Liberty met Wednesday night in the William Pitt Union Kurtzman Room to debate their views on the government and distribution of wealth. The Bully PulPitt and Pitt Political Science Student Association hosted “Government and the Redistribution of Wealth”...

Republican debate should disappoint conservatives

Republican candidates for Pennsylvania governor debate at Carnegie Mellon University Saturday. (Photo by Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer)

By Neena Hagen, Columnist

January 22, 2018

If the four Republicans running for governor of Pennsylvania want my vote, they'll have to work harder for it than they did Saturday at their first debate. Four Republican candidates — retired health care consultant Paul Mango, lawyer and Pitt Law alumna Laura Ellsworth, state senator Scott Wagner...

Pitt political groups face off in first ‘great three-way debate’

Peter Brath, an economics and political science major, debates for the Pitt College Republicans. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

November 29, 2017

Ben Sheppard, president of Pitt’s Libertarian group Students for Liberty, went after both major political parties in his opening remarks during the first-ever three-way debate with the College Democrats and the College Republicans Tuesday night. “Tonight on stage, there are two other parties — on one hand...

Cato vs. Heritage: Policy analyst and legal fellow debate Trump’s immigration policy

Several students hold signs in protest of the debate between the Cato Institute and the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday night. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Nolan Roosa and Bailey Frisco | Staff Writers

September 21, 2017

Protesters held signs, made disruptive noises and yelled the names of people who lost their lives crossing the U.S.-Mexico border at the Cato vs. Heritage debate Wednesday evening. After some protesters left the debate and the Pitt police escorted others out, the Kurtzman room was no longer fille...

City School Board candidates debate ahead of primary

At a school board debate Monday in the Hill District, a moderator holds up a sign, alerting a candidate that they have one minute left to answer. John Hamilton | Editor-in-Chief

By Henry Glitz | News Editor

May 10, 2017

“Kids can’t vote, but you can,” read the signs and literature passed out at the door to parents and community members filing in the seats in the Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium in the Hill District Monday night. The 50 attendees prepared to listen as candidates for Pittsburgh’s School Board made ...

Take a look: The Pitt News’ live blog of the first presidential debate

The Pitt News' live blog for the third presidential debate. Photo by DonkeyHotey / Flickr.

By The Pitt News Staff

September 26, 2016

Welcome to The Pitt News' hub for 2016 election coverage. Here you'll find stories about Trump, Clinton and third party supporters on campus; updates on visits from politicians and analysis from our opinions writers with their takes on this year's contentious election. Monday night, columnists H...

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