The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The Cathedral of Learning from Schenley Plaza.

Pitt students say youth vote boosted Democrats in midterm elections

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer November 11, 2022
Some Pitt students believe high youth voter turnout may be the reason for Democratic victories in Pennsylvania. More than 31% of registered voters in Pittsburgh’s fourth ward — home to Pitt’s campus — voted on Tuesday.
Brian Kennedy, a candidate campaign volunteer, wears his I voted sticker beside his American flag pin as he greets voters outside a polling location on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Evans City, Pa.

Fetterman, Shapiro and other Democrats win local midterm elections

By Punya Bhasin, Rebecca Johnson, and Donata Massimiani November 9, 2022
Democrats John Fetterman, Josh Shapiro, Summer Lee and Dan Frankel won the race for U.S. Senate, governor, U.S. House of Representatives and Pennsylvania House of Representatives, respectively.
Former president Barack Obama waves to the crowd after speaking at a rally for Democratic senate candidate John Fetterman in Schenley Plaza Saturday afternoon.

Fetterman, Obama criticize Republican rhetoric and urge Pittsburghers to vote at rally on Pitt’s campus

By Punya Bhasin, News Editor November 5, 2022
More than 6,000 people gathered in Schenley Plaza Saturday morning for a rally with Senate candidate John Fetterman, former President Barack Obama and others. The candidates’ message was clear — vote in the midterm election on Tuesday.
A copy of Liberation: The Newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation hangs in Posvar Hall.

Pitt socialist, Marxist clubs express political beliefs, talk midterm elections

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor November 1, 2022
For Matthew Dorrycott, president of the Young Democratic Socialists of America at Pitt, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s stance opposing fracking in his debate against Dr. Mehmet Oz was “disappointing.”
Students listen to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro speak in the William Pitt Union on Oct. 27, an event co-organized by the Pitt College Democrats and Pitt Students for Shapiro.

Pitt’s College Democrats feel ‘confident’ as midterms approach, flock to pro-choice candidates

By Trevor Weinstock, Staff Writer November 1, 2022
Pitt’s College Democrats are working with other clubs to spread the word about democratic candidates in the midterm elections. In the past month, Arvind Venkat, Summer Lee and Josh Shapiro have spoken at events for the organization.
Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman speaks at an event in 2016.

Editorial | Pennsylvania candidates: It’s time to embrace debate

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 12, 2022
In order for Pennsylvanians to make an informed decision on who to vote for, candidates must debate.
Cedric Humphrey: An era of empathy

Cedric Humphrey: An era of empathy

By Megan Williams, Digital Manager April 13, 2021
Cedric Humphrey’s whole life has been marked by his dedication to civic engagement, and trying to meet and help people where they are.
Braddock Mayor John Fetterman discusses his plans to run for Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor with Pitt Democrats Tuesday night. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Online Visual Editor)

Fetterman responds to tough student questions

By Christian Snyder, Multimedia Editor January 17, 2018

On the chalkboard in room 236 of the Cathedral of Learning Tuesday night were some small illustrations of a bird and a dog, followed by “ing.” Put it together and you get bird-dogging, the act of...

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