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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

Pennsylvania Rep. Conor Lamb launched a campaign to run for U.S. Senate, seeking to fill Sen. Pat Toomey’s seat.

Opinion | Conor Lamb can’t be trusted as PA’s next senator

By Jack Troy, Assistant Opinions Editor September 2, 2021
Given Lamb’s record of breaking with his own party, we need to look elsewhere for Toomey’s successor.
Protestors marching on Fifth Avenue in June 2020.

Opinion | Tips for your first year as a politically active student

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist August 20, 2021
Immerse yourself in your classes and find a few extracurriculars that are fulfilling and keep you energized.
Students vote at Posvar Hall during the 2018 elections.

Local elections 2019: Everything you need to know

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor November 5, 2019
Everything you need to know on local elections, the Parks Referendum and Marsy’s Law Crime Victims Rights Amendment.
Pitt students line up to register to vote outside the William Pitt Union.

Voting groups work to register students before Oct. 7 deadline

By Ashton Crawley, For The Pitt News September 29, 2019
Though the 2020 presidential campaign is still more than a year off, voters in Pittsburgh can still prepare to vote in a number of local and statewide races Nov. 5. 
Pennsylvania residents who wish to vote in the May 21 primary election must register to vote by next Monday and be registered as a member of a party.

Deadline approaching for primary voter registration

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor April 18, 2019
Pittsburghers will have an opportunity to go to the polls for City and county elections in the coming weeks, but the voter registration deadline is closing soon. Pennsylvania residents who wish to vote in the May 21 primary election must register to vote by next Monday.
Members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition set up a cardboard “pipeline” in the Cathedral in December 2016 in protest of the pipeline on Standing Rocks reservation.

Op-ed: SGB inaction fails economic and environmental justice

By Young Sarah Grguras February 11, 2019
Student organizations have repeatedly approached SGB to support divestment efforts and higher wages. Despite actions by Pitt, SGB has opted not to do so.
(Illustration by Raka Sakar | Staff Illustrator)

Student election interest starts with SGB slates

By Anne Marie Yurik | Columnist February 20, 2018

It wasn’t until Monday of last week that I realized it was election season for Student Government Board. I, along with all 19,325 of my peers, are responsible today for voting in a new student body...

(Photo by Anna Bongardino | Senior Staff Photographer)

Editorial: Second Women’s March goes beyond resistance

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 22, 2018

One day after the anniversary of Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House, downtown Pittsburgh looked a lot like it did a year ago — dense with the picket signs and pink hats common among the president’s...

(Illustration by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

Editorial: Now’s the time for redistricting reform

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 1, 2017

After nearly six years, Pennsylvania residents dissatisfied with the current scheme of representation for the commonwealth in the House may finally get some relief. A lawsuit from the League of Women...

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