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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 25, 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.
A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday would increase Pell Grants, create a fund of $500 million for states to identify and prioritize colleges with high numbers of minority and low-income students and simplify student loan repayment plans.

Editorial: House bill necessary to reform higher education

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 15, 2019
A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday is a reasonable starting point to make college more affordable.
A lawsuit claims that Pennsylvania public school funding is unfair because it relies too heavily on local tax dollars and discriminates against underprivileged districts.

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

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.
Opinion | American education system should distance itself from grades

Opinion | American education system should distance itself from grades

By Kelly Loftus, Staff Columnist March 3, 2019
I believe in educative structure. I believe in academic integrity. But I also believe that somewhere, we went wrong. We, as a society, need to reevaluate our current system of grading in order to institute something more just and constructive
Students gather at the U.S. Capitol to protest gun violence Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Arming teachers takes a step in the wrong direction

By Alexis Buncich | Columnist March 15, 2018

Teachers have a long list of supplies they absolutely need for their classrooms: poster boards, markers, textbooks, pencils and now — if President Donald Trump has his way — guns. With recent debates...

(Illustration by Abigail Katz | Staff Illustrator)

Seeking out safe sex in the LGBTQ+ community

The average human being can only be so comfortable with openly discussing how to insert an internal condom, which is why organizations like the Rainbow Alliance come prepared with a prosthetic vagina. “You...

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