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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

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

Whitefish debacle points to dubious dealings

By Bianca De | For The Pitt News November 14, 2017

As a small-town business owner, what do you do when a local Facebook friend suddenly becomes Secretary of the Interior? If you happen to live in Whitefish, Montana, you simply wait for the next natural...

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Muniz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 3. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

In wake of Maria don’t blame Puerto Rico, blame the U.S.

By Maggie Durwald | For The Pitt News October 17, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, an overwhelming 80 percent of the 3.4 million Americans in Puerto Rico are still without electricity, adequate amounts of food and hospital supplies and, most alarmingly,...

Hundreds of San Juan residents have taken shelter at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, until Hurricane Maria passes. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Editorial: Don’t forget about Puerto Rico in wake of Maria

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 26, 2017

When it made landfall in Puerto Rico Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria was the largest storm the island faced in the last 80 years. Almost the entire population of the island — nearly 3.5 million American...

(Illustration by Garrett Aguilar | Staff Illustrator)

Climate change should hit close to home

By Brian Gentry | For The Pitt News September 18, 2017

The apple core I had just tossed had no sooner hit the bottom of the bin when I heard the familiar scolding from my mom. Once again, I had forgotten to put it in the compost bin. As a kid, I didn’t...

Life jackets for an adult and a child from the remains of the old Cumberland Queen Ferry, which sank, are part of the debris littering the flooded main street after Hurricane Irma swept through the area on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in St. Marys, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Students watch Irma from afar

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor September 12, 2017

Catalina Acebal remembers when Hurricane Wilma blasted the doors of her grandparent's home open in 2005. Her father and her grandpa rushed to push the family’s piano against the doors, stacking a...

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