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Two Pitt athletes play for the Steel City that raised them

Dixon Veltri moved back to her hometown of Pittsburgh and joined Pitt’s women’s soccer team after transferring from University of North Carolina Wilmington.
October 20, 2020
Homecoming normally presents an opportunity to travel back to one’s home to relive distant memories. But Pitt athletes Curtis Aiken Jr. and Dixon Veltri have chosen to stay in the city that raised them for their college careers.

Opinion | Save Pittsburgh, end gentrification

Opinion | Save Pittsburgh, end gentrification
October 13, 2020
Gentrification in Pittsburgh forces long time residents to leave their communities and threatens to ruin the City’s culture and diversity.

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.
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.
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.
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.
February 10, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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