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President Joe Biden takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as his wife, first lady Jill Biden, stands next to him during the 59th presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Biden, Harris have their work cut out for them, Pitt students say

By Priya Ray, Staff Writer January 22, 2021
As Pitt students began a new semester of classes, a new presidential administration was being sworn in in Washington. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the 46th president and 49th vice president of the United States on Wednesday.
Pittsburghers celebrate Joe Bidens victory at the intersection of Forbes and Murray avenues in Squirrel Hill.

‘A road to recovery’: Pitt students reflect on Biden victory

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor November 7, 2020
Meera Tikku and Shruti Sethuraman found out the results of the presidential election in true 2020 fashion — while scrolling through TikTok.
The Bidens at the Heinz Field rally on Monday evening.

Biden makes closing pitch to voters at North Side rally

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor November 3, 2020
Lady Gaga used her singing voice — and a rendition of her song “You and I” — to campaign for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at a Monday evening rally.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the Public Education forum downtown.

Biden-Harris campaign to ‘barnstorm’ Pittsburgh, state Monday

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2020
The Joe Biden-Kamala Harris campaign announced more information Sunday about its planned Monday “barnstorm” of Pittsburgh and the rest of the state.
Pete Buttigieg in Schenley Plaza on Saturday morning.

Buttigieg urges students to vote, campaign for Biden

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor October 31, 2020
Pete Buttigieg told a crowd of mostly Pitt students on Saturday morning that their votes could determine the fate of Tuesday’s presidential election.
Pete Buttigieg

Buttigieg to visit Oakland on Saturday

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief October 30, 2020
Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a candidate in the 2020 Democratic primary, will visit Oakland on Saturday to campaign for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Opinion | South Asians must acknowledge anti-Black attitudes before claiming Kamala Harris

Opinion | South Asians must acknowledge anti-Black attitudes before claiming Kamala Harris

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist August 23, 2020
It’s not right for anyone in the South Asian community who is complicit in or perpetuates anti-Blackness to suddenly claim Kamala Harris.
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., greets the crowd at a campaign rally at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa, on Feb. 23.

Opinion | The end of Kamala Harris’ campaign is a big loss for Americans

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist December 5, 2019
Whether or not Harris was your candidate, the loss of her perspective in this primary is a big loss for everyone.
Opinion | Democratic debate blurbs: A new top dog

Opinion | Democratic debate blurbs: A new top dog

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist October 16, 2019
The Oct. 15 debate ushered in a new phase of the race, one in which Elizabeth Warren became the woman to beat, Pete Buttigieg showed his chutzpah and Joe Biden slipped into irrelevance.
Opinion | Democratic debate blurbs: the good, the bad and the Biden

Opinion | Democratic debate blurbs: the good, the bad and the Biden

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist September 15, 2019
While less chaotic than the previous debates, Thursday night did not disappoint on delivering catchy one liners, cat fights and some extremely powerful statements.
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