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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, along with Brigitte Macron, attend the annual Bastille Day military parade on Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris July 14, 2017. (Lionel Hahn/Abaca Press/TNS)

Editorial: Military parade an exercise in wastefuleness

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 8, 2018

Though he was democratically elected, President Donald Trump seems to relish every opportunity to look like an autocrat. His first year in office has seen everything from attacks on the free press to a...

Pitt Air Force ROTC students talk with their commander,  Lt. Col. Diana Bishop, on the 29th floor of the Cathedral. (Courtesy of Jayson Baloy)

Pitt’s first female AFROTC commander encourages leadership

By Zoe Pawliczek | Staff Writer October 30, 2017

Hidden from civilians on floor 29 of the Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh's Air Force ROTC detachment is only accessible from two elevators. Tight hallways decorated with training schedules, cadet headshots...

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly attends a Medal of Honor ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 31. (Cheriss May/Sipa USA/TNS)

Editorial: Military rhetoric marks harmful double standard

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 23, 2017

From what we’ve heard in the past week from the Trump administration about respecting a former four-star general, you’d think it would show greater deference for other members of the military. A...

Caitlyn Gibbs starts training 5:45 a.m. three mornings a week. Training activities include crossfit, running and weight training. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

Students soldier on to future

By Jesse Madden | For The Pitt News September 27, 2017

Caitlyn Gibbs’ schedule requires her to be at Bellefield Hall at 5:45 a.m. three days per week, where attendance is taken. Then she and 150 other Pitt students head over to the Cathedral lawn for running...

Steelers players walk onto the field during a practice in August. (Photo by Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer)

Editorial: Critics of anthem protests aren’t patriotic

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 24, 2017

When the Steelers walked onto the field before yesterday’s game against the Chicago Bears, the booing they received wasn’t just because they were the away team. Shortly before the game began, Steelers...

Pentagon caught off guard by Trump’s ban on transgender troops

The Pentagon was blindsided by President Donald Trump's announcement on Wednesday that his administration would block transgender people from the U.S. military, and the Defense Department has no idea yet...

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