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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

Panthers on Politics | Primaries and Caucuses

By Julia Smeltzer, Digital Manager February 22, 2024
On this episode of “Panthers on Politics,” hosts Ruby Scupp and Claire Gatz briefly explain to listeners the differences between primary elections and caucuses and important upcoming events regarding elections.
Sarah Mayer poses for a photo.

A guide to the 2024 Student Government Board election

By Emily Handrahan and Emma Hannan February 22, 2024

Pitt students will have the opportunity to cast their votes for various candidates running in the 2024 Student Government Board elections on Feb. 27. Three slates, and a total of nine candidates, are all...

The panther statue outside the William Pitt Union wears a Pitt Votes t-shirt in honor of Election Day on Tuesday.

SGB’s proposal for asynchronous classes on Election Day nearing approval

By Adrienne Cahillane, Senior Staff Writer January 25, 2024
An SGB proposal for asynchronous classes on Election Day is nearing approval from the Calendar Committee.
A guide to the 2023 PA General Election

A guide to the 2023 PA General Election

By Marissa Kelley, Staff Writer November 2, 2023

Allegheny County voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for various offices in the city, county and state on Nov. 7. Some voters may feel overwhelmed by the intricacies of the general election,...

Opinion | My experience as a poll worker

Opinion | My experience as a poll worker

By Paul Beer, Staff Columnist November 13, 2022
A day as a poll worker during a historic midterm election.
Opinion | Please vote on Tuesday

Opinion | Please vote on Tuesday

By Livia LaMarca, Senior Staff Columnist November 6, 2022
Here in Pennsylvania, there is too much at stake to ignore. Get out to vote tomorrow.
Election workers perform a recount of ballots from the Pennsylvania primary election at the Allegheny County Election Division warehouse on the North Side in June.

Midterm Election Guide: Who’s on the ballot in Allegheny County?

By Donata Massimiani, Senior Staff Writer November 6, 2022
The Pitt News compiled a guide for Allegheny County voters, who will help decide the winners for the governor, senate and U.S. House of Representatives races during Tuesday’s midterm elections.
This combination of photos shows Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, left, and Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano, right.

‘Midterms are just as important’: Pitt students discuss Pennsylvania gubernatorial election

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer November 4, 2022
Pitt students say everything from the economy to crime to climate change is on the ballot as voters determine whether Democrat Josh Shapiro or Republican Doug Mastriano will become Pennsylvania’s next governor.
President Joe Biden speaks outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia  on Sept. 1.

Opinion | As Democrats continue to fail on policy, Biden’s harsh rhetoric is necessary

By Paul Beer, For The Pitt News September 22, 2022
President Biden’s new anti-MAGA rhetoric is a smart campaign strategy for the next election.
Student Government Board to elect new board member this month

Student Government Board to elect new board member this month

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer September 6, 2022
Following Celeste Lintz’s resignation from Student Government Board, applications for the board member vacancy are due this Thursday. According to SGB elections committee chair Ciara Markoski, SGB will hold public interviews of the candidates and private deliberations.
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