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Opinion | Voter purging’s partisan politics could define American elections

The 200,000 purged voters in Wisconsin represent 4.5% of the total voting population in the state. States decided within 4.5% in the 2016 election make up 125 electoral votes.

By Loretta Donoghue, Staff Columnist

January 8, 2020

Conservative groups are right to say that some voter purging is necessary, but state governments are misusing the practice.

Editorial: LGBTQ+ rights in the workplace shouldn’t be up for debate

The Supreme Court opened its new term on Monday facing decisions on the Dreamers, LGBTQ+ rights, religion and abortion.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 8, 2019

This case should never have made it to the Supreme Court in the first place.

Editorial: Lawsuit could be a step towards equity in Pa. education funding

A lawsuit claims that Pennsylvania public school funding is unfair because it relies too heavily on local tax dollars and discriminates against underprivileged districts.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 3, 2019

Where the state government has failed to solve the problem of inequity in education funding, this lawsuit could be a step towards a solution.

Editorial: Duke professor’s email is xenophobic, discriminatory

Duke University’s professor Megan Neely is currently under scrutiny for sending an email to Duke biostatistics students about international students speaking Chinese in study areas.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 28, 2019

Neely’s email, which implied that students speaking in a language other than English would be penalized, was uncalled for and xenophobic in nature. This isn’t the kind of thinking that should be welcomed or allowed at universities.

Column: Hosting World Cup in Russia is dangerous for LGBTQ+ fans

Russian president Vladimir Putin holds the FIFA World Cup Trophy at a pre-tournament ceremony in Moscow in September 2017. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Hannah Schneider, Sports Editor

June 13, 2018

Professional sports environments aren’t traditionally safe spaces for LGBTQ+ athletes and fans — especially in Russia, where policies outlawing “gay propaganda” have been condemned by the European Court of Human Rights as “discriminatory.” With the 2018 World Cup games quickly approachin...

Women in STEM events demolish discrimination

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Ana Altchek | Columnist

April 3, 2018

When it comes to the major revenue-generating sources, it’s no secret that women face disadvantages in the workforce. And when it comes to STEM fields, this gender gap is even wider. With men holding the majority of STEM-related careers, I don’t need to be a STEM major to know the struggle women ...

‘Little House on the Prairie’ offers modern-day reflection

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

By Mariam Shalaby | Senior Columnist

March 30, 2018

Seeking respite from a relentless flu last month, I took my childhood favorite “Little House on the Prairie” from my bookshelf. Curling up on the couch, I wondered what kept drawing me back to the story I’ve loved since I was a young girl. I chuckled. What could I, an Egyptian-Chinese daughter of Muslim...

Sports Journalism needs, deserves more female representation

Sarah Stier is a student photojournalist at Ohio University and has experienced sexism in the industry. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Steir)

By Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor

June 14, 2017

It’s halftime during the Pitt vs Duke game at Heinz Field. The photo room is warm and abuzz with chatter — most Pittsburgh-based photographers know one another and are sharing inside jokes and quips as they upload their first half shots to their respective publications. I felt remarkably out of place for no discer...

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