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Swaying in solidarity: Point Park students dance for Las Vegas in wake of shooting

Approximately 115 dancers gathered in Market Square on Monday afternoon to demonstrate unity with the victims of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas mass shooting. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Morris)

By Sarah Morris / Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

As the clock in Market Square reached 12:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, about 115 young adults dressed in jeans and white T-shirts began flowing in around the perimeter of the square, moving their arms and hands in a series of intricate and repeated gestures. “It’s a flash mob,” a man on a corner ...

SGB, Rainbow partner for fundraising counter protest

 SGB board member Alex Spenceley holds a mental health awareness poster Tuesday night. (Photo by Roger Tu | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

October 4, 2017

Max Kneis, president of Pitt’s Student Government Board, requested a moment of silence for those injured and killed in Las Vegas at the beginning of the SGB meeting Tuesday night. Nordy’s Place was momentarily suspended in silence — before Kneis transitioned to the topic of the “hateful...

Editorial: Don’t ignore the politics behind gun violence crisis

Discarded personal items covered in blood sit on Kovaln Lane, in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 3, 2017

For President Donald Trump’s administration, sensitivity in the face of tragedy hasn’t been the norm — just last week, Trump took to Twitter to insult the mayor of an American city ravaged by multiple hurricanes. So when voices everywhere — from the conservative blogosphere to Washington, D.C., ...

Raiders relocate to plunder Vegas’ pockets

Oakland Raider fan Ray Perez, middle, cheers with other fans as Raiders owner Mark Davis speaks during a town hall meeting with NFL executives at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, Calif., on October 29, 2015. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

March 29, 2017

My dad became a Baltimore Colts fan when he was 5 years old because he liked the color blue. By the time he was in his 20s and living in Baltimore, he was a season ticket holder and a fanatic. But when the Colts left the city in 1984 — due to the State of Maryland refusing to pay for renovatio...

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