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

A police officer walks outside of Hillman Library after evacuating students from the building during the hoax shooting incident on April 10, 2023.

Op-Ed | We will not wait for the next school shooting

Students at March for Our Lives UNC wrote an op-ed signed by 144 student leaders, which over 50 student newspapers including The Pitt News published on Jan. 24. The op-ed demonstrates the shared concern about gun violence on college campuses across the country.
A man firing an ABC Rifle Company ABC-15 at an outdoor shooting range in Nevada.

Opinion | Semi-automatic weapons are instruments of mass killing

By Livia LaMarca, Assistant Opinions Editor November 14, 2023
I could write a whole column about how the United States’ overconsumption and overuse of guns is leading to a terrifyingly violent and deadly society. But today, I want to attack one lone bad guy that stands out among the rest — military-grade, assault, semi-automatic weapons.
Pittsburgh Police and paramedics respond to Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School for what turned out to be a hoax report of an active shooter on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Editorial | School shooting threats should not be the norm

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 30, 2023
The recent hoax threats to local Catholic schools should not be the norm and that people should feel safe going to school.
Reggie Daniels pays his respects at a memorial at Robb Elementary School on June 9, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas, created to honor the victims killed in the recent school shooting. As mass shootings are again drawing public attention, states across the U.S. seem to be deepening their political divide on gun policies. A series of recent mass shootings in California come after a third straight year in which U.S. states recorded more than 600 mass shootings involving at least four deaths or injuries.

Opinion | American desensitization to gun violence calls for strict regulations

By Emily O'Neil, Staff Columnist February 6, 2023
The lack of gun regulations in the U.S. leads to preventable deaths and negatively impacts the quality of students’ education, mental health and feelings of safety. Our current and future generations are growing up with a constant sense of unease and fear that they must look over their shoulder at all times. 
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 14, 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.
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