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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.

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

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)

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.

Editorial: Op-ed reveals fractured democracy

President Donald Trump departs the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Aug. 30. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

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.

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

Liz Stahl | Staff Illustrator

By Marlo Safi | Op-Ed Contributor

January 23, 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 of apoplexy in this tirade — I was livid that this loud-mouthed charlatan who resembled Liberace in his bo...

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

Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator

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 later we were there: the 40th floor, practically the top of the world. We didn’t pay much...

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