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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

Attendees gather on Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park during Saturday’s “March for Our Lives” rally.

‘Change must come’: Rally calls for gun control in light of recent mass shootings

By John Blair, Senior Staff Photographer June 15, 2022
Around 250 people gathered on Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park on Saturday for the 2022 Pittsburgh March For Our Lives rally.
Opinion | I am tired of American politics

Opinion | I am tired of American politics

By Livia LaMarca, Staff Columnist June 14, 2022
American news and politics has been tiring and angering the last few weeks and it’s okay to take a break every once in a while.
Opinion | Guns and American masculinity are inextricably linked

Opinion | Guns and American masculinity are inextricably linked

By Paige Wasserman, Staff Columnist June 7, 2022
Much of American gun enthusiasm is rooted in backwards patriarchal ideology.
Opinion | The legacy of racial segregation contributes to mass shootings today

Opinion | The legacy of racial segregation contributes to mass shootings today

By Ebonee Rice-Nguyen, Staff Columnist June 7, 2022
Pittsburgh’s history of racial segregation mirrors Buffalo’s and must be addressed.
Mayor Bill Peduto spoke at a Thursday afternoon event in Schenley Plaza about gun control legislation pending in the state General Assembly.

Elected officials, community leaders push for gun control at Oakland event

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief June 3, 2021
Elected officials and community leaders joined together Thursday afternoon at Oakland’s Schenley Plaza to call on the Republican-led General Assembly to pass gun control legislation.
Kathryn Fleisher, a senior politics and philosophy and GSWS double major, is the founder of the national gun violence prevention nonprofit Not My Generation.

Student, national activists speak on gun violence solutions

By Claudia Huggins, For The Pitt News November 5, 2019
About 20 community members, faculty members and students joined together Monday night to attend the Gun Violence Prevention Panel hosted by the Pitt Dems.
Kathryn Fleisher, a senior politics and philosophy and GSWS double major, is the founder of the national gun violence prevention nonprofit Not My Generation.

Kathryn Fleisher is “willing to fight” for a future without gun violence

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer October 15, 2019
Fleisher, a senior at Pitt, founded a national nonprofit focused on inspiring young people to advocate for localized gun violence prevention.
Gov. Phil Murphy is pictured in Trenton, New Jersey, in March.

Editorial: More states should follow New Jersey’s new gun policy

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 10, 2019
More states should consider similar executive orders going forward to have a greater possible impact on gun policy in this country.
Najeeba Syeed, left, of Los Angeles, hugs Judy Gilliland, of Lakewood, California, during a news conference at The Islamic Center of Los Angeles on Friday, March 15. Muslims and people of all faiths came together in prayer at The Islamic Center of Los Angeles one day after the shooting in a mosque in New Zealand killed 50 people.

Editorial: Rise in white nationalism fed by politicians

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 17, 2019
In wake of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, we’ve seen that such blatant refusals to admit the gravity of white supremacy and racism have a wider effect than just the United States alone.
Pitt professors explore psychology of mass shooting survivors

Pitt professors explore psychology of mass shooting survivors

By Sid Lingala and Hannah Schneider November 30, 2018
The recent expansion in the DSM–5 of PTSD gives more insight into the general psychology of mass shooting survivors.
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