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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Palestinians check destruction after an Israeli strike in Rafah, Gaza Strip, on Feb. 21.

Opinion | The safety of children is the world’s responsibility

By Sofia Uriagereka-Herburger, Senior Staff Columnist February 23, 2024

In the name of “self-defense,” the Israeli Defense Force has killed approximately 10,000 children in less than five months. One Palestinian child dies every 15 minutes in Gaza.  By now, we know...

Opinion | Shein is dangerously destructive

Opinion | Shein is dangerously destructive

By Jake Vasilias, Staff Columnist October 27, 2023
Recently, a Shein truck was parked on Fifth Avenue for their “College Tour.” The brand offers unparalleled low prices to their consumer base that targets tweens, teenagers and young adults on a conscious budget. However, there is nothing conscious about their business model.
Opinion | Fast fashion is hard to avoid, but not impossible

Opinion | Fast fashion is hard to avoid, but not impossible

By Kelly Xiong, Staff Columnist November 18, 2022
Before we go on to buy the next hot item, we should start asking ourselves, “Do I even really like this? Or do I just want to fit in and be part of the trend?” When consumers are more conscious about where they’re buying their clothes from, they play a big part in reducing the environmental harm caused by fast fashion.
A photo provided by the office of Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, shows detainees in a Customs and Border Protection overflow facility in Donna, Texas, on March 20.

Editorial | There’s no room for partisanship at the border

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 29, 2021
The situation at the U.S.-Mexico border is a human rights issue where there is no space for partisan politics.
Opinion | The world needs to protect migrant workers

Opinion | The world needs to protect migrant workers

By Kartik Kannan, Staff Columnist March 3, 2021
The world must enhance protections for migrant workers in order to prevent their plight from becoming a global humanitarian crisis.
The Berks County Detention Center, located in Leesport, Pennsylvania, held 23 children in 2019 and is leased by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Opinion | The Berks County Detention Center must be shut down

By India Krug, Staff Columnist February 24, 2021
The Berks County Detention Center in Leesport has been labeled a “baby jail” and must be shut down.
Jackie Smith (far right), a sociology professor at Pitt, is one of several researchers that collect data related to human rights in Pittsburgh.

Pitt professors compile Pittsburgh human rights stories

By Katie Sottile, For The Pitt News February 11, 2020
The conclusions drawn from the study will be compiled as a part of the Universal Periodic Review, a report that is published every four years to depict the human rights records of 193 United Nations Member States.
Noble Maseru, director of Pitt Center for Health Equity, discusses factors that impact life expectancy in local Pittsburgh communities. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor)

Global issues localized at human rights panel

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer September 20, 2018
Panelists at the Human Rights in Pittsburgh and the World event Wednesday discussed current conflicts in human rights related to food insecurity and women's rights.
Student Government Board member Ian Callahan discusses SGB’s Wellness and Safety Fair at Tuesday night’s meeting. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

SGB prioritizes human rights, Safety Fair

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer January 24, 2018

Executive Vice President of Student Government Board Zuri Kent-Smith wants to educate the Pitt community about what is going on in regards to human rights and immigration around the world by organizing...

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