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Opinion | Gender-inclusive homecoming awards are a step in the right direction

Opinion | Gender-inclusive homecoming awards are a step in the right direction
October 20, 2020
By dropping the dated titles of homecoming king and queen and instead crowning two Spirit of Pitt Award winners, Pitt’s SAA has made a tangible step towards a truly inclusive future at the University.

Opinion | Leave vaginas out of feminism

Opinion | Leave vaginas out of feminism
February 13, 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.
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...

Girls won’t burn the Boy Scouts’ house down

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)
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...

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)
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...

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