The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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

A makeshift memorial stands outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in the aftermath of a deadly shooting in Pittsburgh on Oct. 29, 2018.

Op-Ed | Bowers’ verdict continues the endless cycle of violence

By Sydney Mahmood, Psychology Major September 7, 2023
Last month, Robert Bowers was sentenced to death for committing the worst antisemitic attack in US history. As a senior studying psychology and criminal justice at Pitt, I feel burdened with the knowledge that a death sentence is only the beginning.

Op-ed: A student renter’s case for a rent freeze

By Jason Ficorilli, Senior at Pitt April 6, 2020
Now that the coronavirus pandemic has left so many without a job, landlords cannot simply return to business as usual.

Op-Ed: Coming out can set you free

By Ravi Gandhi October 11, 2018
I’d like to discuss coming out as the lengthy process it is and give tips from some painfully awkward experiences I’ve had. It can be a nerve-wracking experience, but very freeing as well.
Redshirt senior running back Qadree Ollison (30) completed Pitt’s only successful touchdown at the Panther’s 51-6 loss to Penn State Saturday evening. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

Op-ed: ’87 alumnus, former TPN editor says Pitt football is here to stay

By James S. Urban September 11, 2018
In a rebuttal to former TPN editor and New York Times writer Murray Chass' op-ed, Pitt alumnus and former TPN editor says Pitt football is just a small, but important, part of the school's success.
President Donald Trump departs the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Aug. 30. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Editorial: Op-ed reveals fractured democracy

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 6, 2018
The New York Times' anonymous op-ed reveals a rupture in our democracy by painting those surrounding the president as heroes for running the nation behind the president’s back, rather than taking the responsible measure of removing him from office.
Liz Stahl | Staff Illustrator

Op-Ed: A conservative reflects on Trump’s first year

By Marlo Safi | Op-Ed Contributor January 22, 2018

During my tenure as assistant opinions editor for The Pitt News in 2016, I wrote a scathing column about Milo Yiannopoulos’ visit to Pitt after the College Republicans hosted him. I was on the verge...

Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator

Op-Ed: The Babcock Room symbolizes Pitt’s ivory tower

By Sage Lincoln | Op-Ed Contributor April 24, 2017

I first entered the Babcock Room in 2013. Guided by a friend of a friend, a few other Pitt students and I made our way to the back elevator on the 36th floor of the Cathedral at dusk. Two picked locks...

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