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

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at Turning Point Actions Unite and Win rally Downtown on Aug. 19, 2022.

Editorial | Florida’s ban on African American studies is dangerous

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 23, 2023
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ban on teaching African American history threatens students’ education.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis displays the signed Parental Rights in Education, aka the Dont Say Gay bill, flanked by elementary school students during a news conference on Monday, March 28, 2022, at Classical Preparatory school in Shady Hills.

Satire | ‘Don’t Say Gay’ is really effective legislation

By Paige Wasserman, Staff Columnist March 29, 2022
The “Parental Rights in Education” bill in Florida is definitely going to turn would-be queer youth into country-loving heterosexuals.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis complains about the FDAs decision to revoke its emergency authorization for two COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments during a press conference, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in North Miami, Florida.

Editorial | Florida is the ‘freedom’ state restricting rights

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 1, 2022
Florida Republicans shouldn’t paint themselves as fighters for the “freedom” state, as they approve and pass more and more laws that prohibit people from living their authentic lives.
People enjoy themselves as they walk along Ocean Drive on March 18 in Miami Beach, Florida. College students have arrived in the South Florida area for the annual spring break ritual.

Editorial | No, you don’t need to go to Florida

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 30, 2021
You can’t justify going to Florida, no matter how hard you try. Just stay home.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump disembark from Air Force One in Coraopolis around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Trump seeks to end recounts in Florida’s Senate and governor elections, and alleges fraud without evidence

By Eli Stokols | Los Angeles Times November 12, 2018

President Donald Trump on Monday called for a halt to recounts in Florida, where Republican candidates for Senate and governor lead. He alleged without evidence that Democratic candidates' gains were the...

FWC investigator Ashley Lawrence uses a video scope to check a burrow for a monitor lizard spaotted in Davie, Fla. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (Joe Cavaretta/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Huge monitor lizard terrorizes Florida family with repeat visits

By Wayne K. Roustan August 29, 2018

A terrified Florida family has enlisted the help of trappers, hunting dogs and state wildlife officers to try to catch a monitor lizard that has made repeated visits to their home in Davie. It's an estimated...

Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum addresses the crowd of educators as Democrats running for the U.S. Senate, Florida governor and attorney general for the State of Florida attended an educational rally hoping to excite teachers and educators for their vote, on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 at the Betty Anderson Rec Center in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald/TNS)

3 big reasons behind Andrew Gillum’s upset victory in Fla. gubernatorial primary

By Anthony Man and Skyler Swisher August 29, 2018

Andrew Gillum's supporters and campaign team spent the final weeks of the primary campaign telling anyone who would listen that their candidate was surging, and would end up as the Democratic nominee for...

Hundreds of students in the Washington, D.C., area walk out of class to demand action on gun control Wednesday. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Editorial: After shooting, student walkouts lead the way

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 21, 2018

Florida’s state legislature disappointed gun control advocates Monday when it declined to consider a ban on the assault weapon used in last week’s high school massacre in Parkland, Florida. But for...

Mourners gather at a vigil that was held for the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Thursday. (Jim Rassol/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Florida shooting should be a wake up call

By Ana Altchek | Columnist February 19, 2018

Valentine’s Day is usually a holiday of showing care and appreciation for loved ones — but for many living in South Florida, it was a day of mourning and loss. February 14, 2018, just became a day...

Florida Republican who once claimed alien abduction announces House bid

By Griffin Connolly | Roll Call (TNS) October 16, 2017

Either Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera has been watching too much Syfy Channel or she's really just that special. We'll probably never know for sure. No matter, the 59-year-old Republican, who once recalled...

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