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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Dalia Maeroff (left) and Jack Troy (right) are the opinions editors for the 2021-22 academic year.

Meet the editors: Opinions

By Dalia Maeroff and Jack Troy August 26, 2021
From advice on navigating a return to semi-normal campus life, to deep-dives into City politics all the way to bagel-based satire, opinions has you covered.
Columnists Emily Pinigis (left) and Devi Ruia (right) will graduate this semester.

Opinions desk says ‘so long’ to graduating seniors

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor November 17, 2020
The opinions desk says goodbye to two longtime graduating columnists — Devi Ruia and Emily Pinigis.
Paige Lawler and Leah Mensch are the opinions editors at The Pitt News.

Meet the Editors: Opinions

By Leah Mensch and Paige Lawler August 16, 2020
Leah Mensch and Paige Lawler, the opinions editors, can plank longer than any other editor in the office. Find out more about their desk here.
A Farewell to the Opinions Satirist, Allison Dantinne

A Farewell to the Opinions Satirist, Allison Dantinne

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor April 19, 2020
If you don’t know Allison Dantinne, then that’s truly a shame. But, you still have about a week before virtual graduation to find her email at the bottom of one of her satire pieces, email her and arrange a Zoom meeting.

Meet the editors: Opinions

By Leah Mensch and Maggie Durwald August 25, 2019
We’re proud and excited to analyze local and world news in a way that stimulates conversation and debate on campus.
Professors often have difficulty encouraging students to complete OMET surveys at the end of a semester. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Surveying the semester with OMETs

By Bailey Frisco | Staff Writer January 10, 2018

As each semester winds down and students begin to prepare for finals, they are burdened with one more task to complete — OMETs. OMET — Office of Measurement and Evaluation of Teaching — is a department...

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...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

To understand injustice, listen to the lawyers

By Henry Glitz | Opinions Editor September 6, 2017

In most American courts of law, a raised voice or an opinion stated too aggressively will typically earn you the censure of the presiding judge. But that certainly wasn’t the case Tuesday night in the...

(Illustration by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

Analysis: How a 1999 NATO operation turned Russia against the West

By Christian Snyder, Assistant Opinions Editor September 6, 2017

The name Boris Yeltsin should ring a bell, whether it brings to mind images of him leaping upon a tank during a coup in 1991 Moscow or standing drunk in his underpants in Washington, D.C. in 1995. Yeltsin,...

In 1773, Phillis Wheatley became the first African-American poet ever to be published. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Column: Poetry now: why today’s world makes poetics shine

By Christian Snyder, Assistant Opinions Editor August 29, 2017

I remember the first time a line of poetry caught me by surprise. I was sitting in the Cathedral of Learning mouthing the words of Ross Gay’s poem “catalog of unabashed gratitude” to myself. The...

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