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Opinion | Electing a Democrat in 2020 is our best hope for curbing gun violence

Students get off buses after being evacuated to the Recreation Center at Northridge after one student was killed and at least eight others were injured during a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7 in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

By Julia Kreutzer, Staff Columnist

May 14, 2019

In order to protect our children and collective morality, further action must be taken by lawmakers in efforts to curb the rate of gun violence. Electing a Democrat in the upcoming 2020 presidential election is America’s chance to take a stance against our gun problem.

Pitt students and alumni run for state House

(From left) Josh Nulph, Jacob Pavlecic, Kareem Kandil and Sara Innamorato are all current or former Pitt students running for the state House. (Images via Facebook)

By Sophia Mastroianni | Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Jacob Pavlecic and his best friend Quin McLaughlin’s conversations were usually about local sports. But after the 2016 election, McLaughlin — now a student at Slippery Rock University —  surprised Pavlecic by switching their conversations to politics. He thought Pavlecic could run for office. ...

Editorial: Franken shows need to unite against sexual assault, regardless of party

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., looks over his notes prior to hearing Alex M. Azar II testify before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on his nomination to be Secretary of Health and Human Services Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. A series of Senate Democratic women issued calls for Franken to resign Wednesday morning. (Ron Sachs/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 7, 2017

Twitter’s time stamps proved just how planned politics can be yesterday. Over the course of an hour, 11 female Democratic senators made coordinated statements calling for Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota to resign from office amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment. As of now, eight women have...

A productive, yet misrepresentative three-way debate

Ben Sheppard, a senior libertarian, debates at PSSA's three-way debate Tuesday evening. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

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 for the Pitt Political Science Student Association's three-way debate between Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians, I braced myself for a ba...

Election guide: Amendments and judgeships on the ballot

Students line up to vote in Posvar Hall last November. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By Rachel Glasser / News Editor

November 7, 2017

It’s election day in Pittsburgh — but don’t expect campus polling stations to be as crowded as last year’s election. Mayor Bill Peduto is running unopposed after winning the Democratic primary in May. And Oakland residents won’t have any decision to make on their city council member — incumbent Dan Gilman is also running unopposed. But...

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