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Opinion | Ady Barkan shows us that we have no excuse not to engage in activism

Activist Ady Barkan recently endorsed presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

December 2, 2019

He’s fighting harder than ever to affect positive change — and we could all learn something from him.

Editorial: The GOP isn’t the healthcare party

President Donald Trump participates in a health care roundtable event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Jan. 23 in Washington, D.C. Trump announced Tuesday that he wanted to make the GOP the party of health care.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 27, 2019

Getting rid of the ACA and Trump’s statement are both mistakes that will hurt both the American people and Trump’s reelection bid in 2020.

Pitt students and alumni run for state House

(From left) Josh Nulph, Jacob Pavlecic, Kareem Kandil and Sara Innamorato are all current or former Pitt students running for the state House. (Images via Facebook)

By Sophia Mastroianni | Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Jacob Pavlecic and his best friend Quin McLaughlin’s conversations were usually about local sports. But after the 2016 election, McLaughlin — now a student at Slippery Rock University —  surprised Pavlecic by switching their conversations to politics. He thought Pavlecic could run for office. ...

PA ‘Right to Try’ bill: who is it really helping?

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Ana Altchek | For The Pitt News

October 11, 2017

Several years ago, my next door neighbor was diagnosed with stage four cancer — within six months she tragically passed away. Not only was this an agonizing experience for her, but it was painful for her devoted husband, children and grandchildren. While she was too sick to consider any options, the...

Editorial: Trump’s contradictory contraceptive rollback

Some women are stocking up on birth control or switching to IUD's amid fears of birth control becoming more difficult to get. (Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 11, 2017

Touting the decision as a defense of religious liberty, President Donald Trump rolled back an Obama-era federal mandate Friday that required employers to provide contraception in their health care coverage. The decision might appease his voting base, but it is both a morally and constitutionally...

Pharmacy students told to the break rules

Jesabel Rivera-Guerra, the Community Health Director at the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association in Pittsburgh, speaks about how to subvert norms to resolve complex problems in and out of the workplace. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

By Amanda Finney | For The Pitt News

October 3, 2017

Students gathered in a lecture hall Monday night to hear a health care professional tell them to defy authority. Looking out at about 30 students assembled before her, Jesabel Rivera-Guerra summarized her entire talk in six words. “Life is short. Break the rules,” Rivera-Guerra said. Phi Lambda Sigma, Pitt...

Editorial: Health care proposal detracts from urgent issues

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 14, 2017

The last health care bill Congress voted on would have left 22 million Americans without health care. Thankfully, it failed — but in its place are radical new suggestions. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) introduced a new bill in the Senate today that he’s calling Medicare for All, and for the first ti...

When representatives don’t represent, don’t reelect

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) walks to the senate chamber on July 28, 2017 before voting against the Skinny Repeal bill, which would have repealed the Affordable Care Act. (Alex Edelman/Zuma Press/TNS)

By Saket Rajprohat | Senior Columnist

August 28, 2017

How does something extremely unpopular become law in our democracy? Congress. Over the past few months I have attempted to keep up with fast-paced news like the GOP’s health care bill’s rapid push through Congress by Mitch McConnell or the votes on the Restoring Internet Freedom Act — two b...

Sanders criticizes GOP health care bill at Pittsburgh rally

Bernie Sanders called the GOP health care bill

By Lexi Kennell / Contributing Editor

June 25, 2017

If the 1,600 people at Saturday’s health care rally take Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ advice, Republican senators’ phone lines will be busy all week. The former presidential candidate, along with several other speakers, told the ralliers to urge senators — specifically Pennsylvania Sen. Pat T...

Editorial: Research should focus on utility, not profits

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 30, 2015

Scientists and stock holders don’t seem like a natural pair, yet universities often bring the two together. Pitt has taken advantage of private money in the past through partnerships with corporations like Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi Pasteur, a pharmaceutical company. Now, Pitt is collaborating...

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