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GOP tax plan threatens grad students the most

By Maggie Durwald | Columnist December 7, 2017

The Republican Party has once again proven itself to be an enemy of science and higher education — this time in the form of its new tax plan, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. With a vote of 51-49 during...

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When talking assault, recognize the limitations of the #MeToo movement

By Ana Altchek | Columnist November 29, 2017

The infamous words of pre-college advice for girls at my high school graduation party were “never leave your drink unattended,” and, if you ignored that, “don’t drink the punch” — warnings...

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When the whole world collides: global music hits the charts

By Levko Karmazyn | Columnist November 8, 2017

If you turned on your car radio during the summer of 2016, chances are you came under the influence of the tropical pulse of Drake’s “One Dance.” As the first song to hit one billion plays on...

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Column | Bye-bye, Barstool: Sexist site does not deserve a serious platform

If you’re a sports fan who appreciates quality writing, in-depth coverage and analysis, you may follow ESPN, Sports Illustrated and FiveThirtyEight. If you’re a sports fan who loves lukewarm memes,...

Harvey Weinstein on February 19, 2017, at the Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival at the TCL Chinese 6 in Hollywood. He was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in response to mounting allegations of sexual harassment and assault against him. (David Edwards/DailyCeleb/Sipa USA/TNS)

Editorial: In wake of Weinstein, keep pushing forward

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 19, 2017

Most English teachers — and certainly any editor — will say to use the active voice when possible. Jackson Katz, an educator and author at the forefront of the male feminism movement, wants to make...

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When fans turn toxic: the Szechuan sauce riots

By Thomas Wick | Columnist October 19, 2017

Hundreds of people stood last weekend outside a big business to protest. They raised their fists, chanted at the representatives and demanded they provide for them. What were these people so furious about?...

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PA ‘Right to Try’ bill: who is it really helping?

By Ana Altchek | For The Pitt News October 11, 2017

Several years ago, my next door neighbor was diagnosed with stage four cancer — within six months she tragically passed away. Not only was this an agonizing experience for her, but it was painful...

Some women are stocking up on birth control or switching to IUD's amid fears of birth control becoming more difficult to get. (Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Editorial: Trump’s contradictory contraceptive rollback

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 11, 2017

Touting the decision as a defense of religious liberty, President Donald Trump rolled back an Obama-era federal mandate Friday that required employers to provide contraception in their health care coverage....

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Ending whitewashing is simple: just look at Ed Skrein

By Thomas Wick | Columnist September 28, 2017

Hollywood has a complicated relationship with racial injustice in America, and for good reason — minority actors still struggle for representation in the industry. But when I heard controversy brewing...

The American prison system: justice or exploitation?

The American prison system: justice or exploitation?

By Vaibhavi Patria | For The Pitt News September 27, 2017

In Washington, Pennsylvania, a county jail captain was charged this week with stealing more than $2,000 from inmates. Charges like this are nothing new — especially in Pennsylvania. According to...

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