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Opinion | Point: Universities should not bring students back to campus in the fall

Opinion | Point: Universities should not bring students back to campus in the fall

By Nate Kohler, Contributing Staff Member

June 23, 2020

Exchanging the health of students and the community at large for being able to operate normally as a university is simply not worth the risk.

Opinion | Counterpoint: Schools should bring students back to campus in the fall

Opinion | Counterpoint: Schools should bring students back to campus in the fall

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist

June 23, 2020

By keeping social distance guidelines, increasing tests and remaining vigilant and weary of spikes, universities can at least attempt to re-open — and they should.

Opinion | Counterpoint: Divestment is nonnegotiable

Opinion | Counterpoint: Divestment is nonnegotiable

By Paige Lawler, Assistant Opinions Editor

March 3, 2020

It is absolutely necessary and urgent that Pitt takes serious, meaningful action toward divestment in order to combat climate change and continue to strive for a sustainable future.

Opinion | Point: Dear Pitt, continue investing in fossil fuels

Opinion | Point: Dear Pitt, continue investing in fossil fuels

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist

March 3, 2020

However, there are a number of other reasons why fossil fuel divestment should not be adopted by the University.

Opinion | Counterpoint: Raising minimum wage won’t help students

Opinion | Counterpoint: Raising minimum wage won’t help students

By Michael Clifford, For The Pitt News

September 11, 2019

The host of “living wage” arguments are weakly founded.

Point-Counterpoint: It’s time for equal pay for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

Carli Lloyd of the USA in action during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group F match between USA and Chile at Parc des Princes on June 16 in Paris, France.

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

June 19, 2019

The issue of the gender pay gap has followed the women’s national team for decades.

Point-Counterpoint: Pay for U.S. women’s team is already fair

Carli Lloyd of the USA in action during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group F match between USA and Chile at Parc des Princes on June 16 in Paris, France.

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

June 19, 2019

It’s simply unfair to ask the men’s league to subsidize the women’s league, which would have to happen if men’s and women’s players earned the exact same salaries.

Opinion | Point-Counterpoint: Forgive Kevin Hart already

Members of the LGBTQ+ community protested the choice of Kevin Hart as this year’s host of the Oscars because of a series of tweets in 2010 and 2011 and his subsequent response to them.

By Cammy Morsberger, Staff Columnist

January 14, 2019

The best apology is said not with words but with action — Hart’s has grown and changed since his tweets years ago. His conduct indicates his regret, and it’s time that we forgive him.

Opinion | Point-Counterpoint: Nobody needs to forgive Kevin Hart

Members of the LGBTQ+ community protested the choice of Kevin Hart as this year’s host of the Oscars because of a series of tweets in 2010 and 2011 and his subsequent response to them.

By Jason Henriquez, Staff Columnist

January 13, 2019

Supporting violence against gay children, even halfheartedly, is unacceptable. No one should have to teach a grown man in his thirties that saying or doing that is morally wrong.

Point-Counterpoint: Wonderful Wawa

Point-Counterpoint: Wonderful Wawa

By Neena Hagen, Assistant Opinions Editor

October 25, 2018

Wawa’s formula is simple — good food and good service makes for happy customers. And boy, am I one happy customer.

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