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Editorial | In absence of Pride, we should listen to our activists

A protester holds a “Trans People Belong” sign during a June protest for Black trans lives.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 25, 2020

We should take this year, in the absence of a physical pride parade, to reflect on what pride really is, and what it should be from here on out. We should listen to our local activists.

Editorial: Pittsburgh, protect our sanitation workers

A garbage collector empties recyclables into a Basso Rubbish Removal truck in New Jersey. Garbage collection in Pittsburgh came to a standstill Wednesday morning after sanitation workers from the City held a demonstration insisting they were not receiving proper protective gear to continue working during the coronavirus pandemic.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 26, 2020

Sanitation workers are providing essential, life sustaining services for the Pittsburgh community during this time. They deserve to be protected — with both gear and hazard pay — while working under such conditions.

Opinion | Pitt should prioritize local history

The Point in Pittsburgh during the 1910s.

By Loretta Donoghue, Staff Columnist

February 18, 2020

By honoring Irvis, the University has made a positive step in promoting local history, but they should implement a required program that integrates a variety of local history topics into all students’ curriculum.

Pitt professors compile Pittsburgh human rights stories

Jackie Smith (far right), a sociology professor at Pitt, is one of several researchers that collect data related to human rights in Pittsburgh.

By Katie Sottile, For The Pitt News

February 11, 2020

The conclusions drawn from the study will be compiled as a part of the Universal Periodic Review, a report that is published every four years to depict the human rights records of 193 United Nations Member States.

Editorial: Pittsburgh should invest in cyber security

Mayor Bill Peduto, pictured here at an event hosted by Pitt College Democrats in October, announced Monday at a City Council budget meeting that the proposed 2020 budget would redirect economic development and create the position of cybersecurity manager.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 4, 2019

This is a smart and necessary move, especially given the recent trend of cyber attacks against city governments around the country.

Editorial: Pittsburgh, end public library fines

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 2, 2019

Research has already shown that fine-free libraries are extremely beneficial — CLP should work toward making libraries fine-free as soon as possible.

Editorial: Pittsburgh voters will be unfairly blamed if parks don’t improve after tax increase

Pittsburgh residents voted in favor of a referendum that will generate money for improvements in Pittsburgh's 165 City parks in the Nov. 5 election.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 10, 2019

The actual plan for park improvement is vague, and if the new tax doesn’t cultivate change in parks, Pittsburgh voters could be blamed. But they shouldn’t be.

Column: Riverhounds could benefit from relegation

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds are Pittsburgh’s professional soccer team. They will be playing again this Saturday night in the Eastern Conference semifinals — the biggest match in the club’s 20-year history.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

No matter how far Pittsburgh’s red-hot Riverhounds advance in the USLC playoffs, they won't have the chance for upward mobility in America's soccer pyramid. This should change.

Poetry | We Are the Tree Of Life

Opinions editor Leah Mensch wears a Tree of Life necklace.

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

October 27, 2019

Leah Mensch reflects on her Jewish identity one year after the 11 people were killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

Editorial: South Side walker and biker trail project insufficient

Pittsburgh announced it will start construction of a trail system from Oakland through the South Side.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 20, 2019

While these safety measures are an improvement, they shouldn’t be limited to people who only travel through Oakland and the South Side.

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