The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | You don’t hate Shakespeare, you were just taught it wrong

Opinion | You don’t hate Shakespeare, you were just taught it wrong

By Abigail Dobry, Staff Columnist October 15, 2023
Shakespeare was never meant to be read as literature. His plays are meant to be seen on stage and digested in a theatrical setting.
Opinion | Rural students need comprehensive education and better classroom resources

Opinion | Rural students need comprehensive education and better classroom resources

By Livia LaMarca, Assistant Opinions Editor July 11, 2023
Rather than ignore the presence of intolerant behaviors, as my school did, we can work to undo the cycles of prejudice from the bottom up — through education.
Poetry | Dear liberals, do as I say

Poetry | Dear liberals, do as I say

By Anita Bengert, Staff Columnist March 27, 2023
Columnist Anita Bengert explores the hypocrisy of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act through poetry.
The Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas.

Editorial | History should be taught the way it happened, no matter how bad it is

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 7, 2021
To limit its teaching in school classrooms is to blatantly ignore the struggles of generations of Americans and is a step backwards in recent progress in school curriculum reform.
The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion hosted its “Building a Just Educational System” event on Wednesday afternoon as part of Pitt’s annual Diversity Forum.

Panel discusses dismantling systemic oppression in education

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer July 29, 2021
Pitt’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion held the event “Building a Just Educational System,” which focused on how to remove oppression and injustices that prevent students from reaching their fullest potential.
Opinion | We need to improve Holocaust education

Opinion | We need to improve Holocaust education

By Rachel Soloff, Staff Columnist February 2, 2021
With an uptick in fascism and anti-Semitic attacks internationally, we need to improve and emphasize Holocaust education.
Opinion | Schools aren’t going to change in the ways we need them to

Opinion | Schools aren’t going to change in the ways we need them to

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist January 24, 2021
Many seem to think the way schools operate will be revolutionized by the pandemic. However, technology is usually less effective than a more social, hands-on experience.
Opinion | Our education system is failing us

Opinion | Our education system is failing us

By Dalia Maeroff, Staff Columnist September 29, 2020
The American education system is setting students up for failure when it comes to entering the workforce.
Opinion | Account for mental health struggles when shaping curriculum

Opinion | Account for mental health struggles when shaping curriculum

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist April 1, 2020
I haven’t been able to get myself in a rhythm and routine of accomplishing all of my school work as normal, and frankly, I shouldn’t be expected to.
The Harrisburg Area Community College, which serves more than 17,000 students on campuses in Harrisburg York, Lancaster, Lebanon and Gettysburg, has eliminated all on-campus mental health counseling, a move experts said was risky at a time of growing demand.

Editorial: Don’t eliminate mental health counseling at colleges

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 16, 2019
Harrisburg Area Community College's decision is problematic and risky, and it’s the opposite of what colleges should be doing with mental health services.
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