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Facebook group helps eliminate on-campus food waste

The Pitt Pantry shares the excess food that it receives with Pitt Foodshare. The extra donated food is available to any student.

By Madison Brewer, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Pitt FoodShare Facebook group began in 2016 as a Student Affairs-supported project to reduce uneaten, and therefore wasted, food on campus.

Editorial: Acknowledge fake ads, not just fake news

Facebook hasn’t made much of an effort to limit exposure to fake ads.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 27, 2019

It is Facebook’s responsibility to limit ads with false information, not just news with false information.

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, oh my!

Julie Jurich, director of social media and media relations for men’s soccer, wrestling and women’s tennis, controls Pitt Athletics’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

The facebook comment section of Pitt Athletics posts aren’t always the best place to hang out, but according to SID Julie Jurich, who is in charge of the social media, it usually isn't too bad. You can find out what all goes into the social media pages here.

Students use Facebook to create community

The Pitt student book exchange allows students to buy and sell notes and textbooks.

By Jacq Flash, for The Pitt News

January 7, 2019

Facebook’s groups feature has become a way to connect people with similar interests or goals.

Editorial | Gab back online: a public safety hazard

The Gab logo.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 29, 2018

Gab was taken down last month after it’s ties to the Tree of Life gunman were revealed to the world — but it’s back up as of this weekend, which should alarm anyone who cares about public safety.

Peter’s Pub announces upcoming closing

(TPN File Photo)

By Grant Burgman | News Editor

May 16, 2018

Peter’s Pub, a staple of the Oakland bar scene, will close its doors at the end of the month after 44 years of business. The popular bar on Oakland Avenue announced its upcoming closing on its Facebook page in a post Wednesday afternoon. “It is with heavy hearts, and tears in our eyes, that...

Students find furniture and more free and for sale

Free & For Sale pages allow students to locally buy and sell used items. (Image via Free & For Sale Facebook)

By Sarah Shearer | Contributing Editor

March 19, 2018

Picking up the couch wasn’t supposed to be an all-day affair. Kathryn Kennedy and her boyfriend Andrew Rabeneck planned to quickly move it into Kennedy’s newly rented — and bare — apartment, order pizza and watch Star Wars from the comfort of her new couch. But they didn’t know wha...

Editorial: ACLU threatens Harris with strong First Amendment lawsuit

WASHINGTON, DC -— Lyle Cracker of the American Civil Liberties Union discusses on Monday, August 22, 2005, a Supreme Court ruling to reject medical use of marijuana. (KRT STAND ALONE PHOTOGRAPH BY CHUCK KENNEDY/KRT)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 16, 2017

Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris somehow manages to regularly get herself into the petty types of quarrels that make Buzzfeed headlines — in April last year, she made local headlines when she got into a verbal altercation with a bicyclist. She took up bike lanes as a major aspect of ...

Face-to-face with fake Facebook events

Two fake Facebook events that caught on among Pitt students.

By Amanda Reed / Senior Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

I showed up to the Facebook event, “Offer a Slurpee Up to the Old 7-Eleven Site,” Nov. 11 in the hope of finding the 360 people who said they were interested in attending — but I was the only one there. No one offered Slurpees in an attempt to magically bring back the storefront. What once was...

Dear social media: it’s not you, it’s my mental health

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Audreela Deb | For The Pitt News

August 21, 2017

Ah, summer. The season of vacation getaways and seasonal internships. Afternoon barbecues and late night bonfires; Fourth of July pool parties and sunbathing trips to the beach. And there’s proof of it all on social media — at least, if this year was anything like last. Instead of devouring th...

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