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Old News: Booze, the news and Alito

Old News: Booze, the news and Alito

By Emily Wolfe, Digital Manager

January 29, 2020

Here’s one of our stories of student press freedom past — the time The Pitt News took the Pennsylvania state government to court and won.

Old News: Druidgate

Old News: Druidgate

By Emily Wolfe, Digital Manager

January 16, 2020

It might not be ancient history, but most current Pitt students won’t remember the last time the Druids really made headlines — in 2013, when two thirds of the year’s elected Student Government Board were revealed to be members of the secret society. 

Old News: Ringing in the last 10 decades

Old News: Ringing in the last 10 decades

By Emily Wolfe, Digital Manager

January 6, 2020

Here’s what TPN marked in the first issue of each of the last 10 decades.

Old News: Happy Franksgiving

Old News: Happy Franksgiving

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

November 21, 2019

It was one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s less popular ideas to reinvigorate the American economy — with an extra week of Christmas shopping.

Old News: A history of Joe Biden’s visits to Pitt

Old News: A history of Joe Biden’s visits to Pitt

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

November 8, 2019

Unlike other 2020 contenders — including Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and recent dropout Beto O’Rourke — Biden hasn’t made the trip to Oakland during his visits to Pittsburgh this semester. But he’s not a stranger to Pitt’s campus.

Old News: Pitt women break into cheerleading

Old News: Pitt women break into cheerleading

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

October 25, 2019

The historic part was on the sidelines, where for the first time at a Pitt Homecoming game, four female cheerleaders yelled and jumped in school spirit alongside four of their male classmates. Or as the University’s 1955 yearbook put it, “for the first time in Pitt’s one hundred and sixty-eight years, the provocative forms of women cheerleaders joined the male line of excited pep-rousers.”

Old News: The case of the two Jagiellonian globes

Old News: The case of the two Jagiellonian globes

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

October 10, 2019

In this week's edition of Old News, news editor Emily Wolfe covers the construction of the Polish Nationality Room in the Cathedral of Learning during World War II and the story of its Jagiellonian globe.

Old News: When Pitt and ROTC clashed on anti-gay policy

Old News: When Pitt and ROTC clashed on anti-gay policy

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

September 26, 2019

Old News is a new bi-weekly blog dragging up ancient Pitt history. This week, News Editor Emily Wolfe takes us back to 1990 when campus groups tried to push Pitt to break ties with the ROTC because of its discriminatory sexuality policies.

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