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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

Opinion | I am tired of American politics

Opinion | I am tired of American politics

By Livia LaMarca, Staff Columnist June 14, 2022
American news and politics has been tiring and angering the last few weeks and it’s okay to take a break every once in a while.
Opinion | You don’t need to be informed about everything — it’s mentally exhausting

Opinion | You don’t need to be informed about everything — it’s mentally exhausting

By Rachel Soloff, Opinions Editor April 7, 2022
Sometimes it’s OK to take a break from the constant stream of news for the sake of mental health.
Pictured left to right, Millicent Watt, Natalie Frank and Martha Layne are the news editors for the 2021-22 academic year.

Meet the editors: News

By Natalie Frank, Martha Layne, and Millicent Watt August 26, 2021
Meet the three reasons why the news desk won the best and sexiest desk award last year. From staying up all night to cover SGB elections to calling up all your favorite Pitt admins, there’s no shortage of drive in this group of writers!
Opinion | Dealing with information overload

Opinion | Dealing with information overload

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist October 2, 2019
Information overload has massive consequences, on both micro and macro levels, and in order to address rampant political division, environmental crises and other perils plaguing our world, we must first consider the ways in which we consume and respond to information.
(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Staff Illustrator)

Scandals trump news that matters

By Ana Altchek | Columnist March 29, 2018

You may or may not have heard about the school shooting that took place last week at Great Mills High School in Maryland. Two students were shot, and the teenage murderer committed suicide briefly after....

Three Dartmouth College professors were placed on paid leave after they were accused of sexual misconduct. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Editorial: Responding to sexual misconduct, NPR succeeds where Dartmouth fails

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 1, 2017

Sprawled across Dartmouth College’s campus last week were posters that read “Where is Prof. Paul Whalen?” and “Where is Prof. Bill Kelley?” The signs refer to two of the three professors at Dartmouth...

Susie Meister (left) and Sarah Rice — hosts of the ‘Brain Candy’ podcast — spoke to a crowd of more than 70 people Monday as guests of Pitt’s International Week. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

Podcast hosts return to talk traveling

By Zoe Pawliczek | Staff Writer October 17, 2017

Reality TV stars and podcast hosts Susie Meister and Sarah Rice think they might be qualified for Donald Trump’s current job — given that he also has a reality TV background. “This is just the...

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) speaks as Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) listen during a news conference on health care on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Editorial: Graham-Cassidy plan ruins progress and instills division

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 20, 2017

On one side of the aisle, U.S. lawmakers are tackling the issue of health care with the broadest strokes possible by introducing a constitutional amendment that affirms access to health care as a basic...

Venezuela is in dire situation under President Nicolas Maduro. (Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Maduro vs the world: Venezuela’s hopeless crisis

By Saket Rajprohat | Senior Columnist September 19, 2017

The streets are filled with protesters. The shelves at grocery stores are empty, and pockets are even emptier. Right now, Venezuela looks bleak — and Veronica, a Venezuelan immigrant living in Pittsburgh...

Evelin Hernandez holds a sign in front of the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis after President Donald Trump announced his plans to rescind DACA on Tuesday. (Photo by Schneider/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Editorial: Stand strong to protect DACA recipients

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 5, 2017

Imagine living in the United States your entire life — from your earliest memories, you’ve been here. And in 2014, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protected your status, keeping you safe from...

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