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Student Government Board held its weekly public meeting on Tuesday.

SGB addresses recent mass shootings, Lauren’s Promise resolution

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer March 24, 2021
Pitt Student Government Board president Eric Macadangdang began the board’s Tuesday evening meeting by naming each of the eight Atlanta shooting victims — six of them being women of Asian descent.
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Opinion | Sandy Hook video disturbing but necessary

By Remy Samuels, Staff Columnist September 22, 2019
So although the video it posted is quite graphic, it is an effective way of promoting its message of transforming something deeply upsetting into something that will make people more aware of the urgency of this issue.
Sydney Aiello, a 19-year-old Parkland shooting survivor, killed herself Sunday.

Editorial: Shooting survivors need more mental health resources

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 25, 2019
These people’s pain didn’t stop in the aftermath of the shootings, and they — as well as all others in their terrible position — deserved access to mental health resources to help them process and grieve what they lost.
Najeeba Syeed, left, of Los Angeles, hugs Judy Gilliland, of Lakewood, California, during a news conference at The Islamic Center of Los Angeles on Friday, March 15. Muslims and people of all faiths came together in prayer at The Islamic Center of Los Angeles one day after the shooting in a mosque in New Zealand killed 50 people.

Editorial: Rise in white nationalism fed by politicians

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 17, 2019
In wake of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, we’ve seen that such blatant refusals to admit the gravity of white supremacy and racism have a wider effect than just the United States alone.
Multiple people, including a suspected gunman, were killed in a mass shooting during a video game tournament at a Jacksonville, Fla., restaurant, on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Several slain in mass shooting at Florida video game tournament

Among the dead was 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore, a defeated contestant in the tournament. Police say he killed himself after opening fire on other competitors.
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