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Opinion | Leave vaginas out of feminism

Opinion | Leave vaginas out of feminism

By Leah Mensch, Staff Columnist

February 14, 2019

The vagina has become a symbol of resistance against female oppression, but the female gender is much more complicated than a body part.

Editorial: Peduto demands non-profit conscience — Pitt included

Allegheny County Courthouse in downtown Pittsburgh.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 15, 2017

Pennsylvania’s lawmakers may have struggled with a budget crisis this year, but Pittsburgh feels a little more confident of its financial competency. In his annual budget address Monday, Mayor Bill Peduto asked the state to remove Pittsburgh’s Act 47 status, an inhibitory financial oversight status meant to aid financially distressed municipalities placed on Pittsburgh in 2003. Now, he claims, the city doesn’t need the oversight. Recognizing the im...

Girls won’t burn the Boy Scouts’ house down

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Sarah Shearer | Columnist

October 23, 2017

Between completing badges in financial literacy, car maintenance and proper dining etiquette, I learned the importance of diversity during my time as a Girl Scout — at just 10 years old. That’s why, when the Boy Scouts of America announced earlier this month that they’d soon begin allowing girls i...

Blue collar to green collar: Pittsburgh’s sustainable future

As Pittsburgh transforms toward a more sustainable city, the city faces a decline in labor force. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Jaime Viens | Contributing Editor

September 14, 2017

A Pittsburgh skyline dominated by smokestacks once denoted the bane of environmental destruction to some — but to many, it was a livelihood. More than ever before, Pittsburgh is shedding its long-standing status as the “Steel City” as it continues to transition from a City that is economically reliant on fossil fuels toward a City with more sustainable future in renewable energy. But our local economy is fa...

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