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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Former President and convicted felon Donald Trump menaces at the camera during his hearing.

Opinion | Hold your elected officials morally responsible

By Livia LaMarca, Assistant Opinions Editor June 18, 2024
Former President Donald Trump was found guilty on 34 felony counts of fraud on May 30, including 11 counts of fraudulent invoices for legal services, 11 fraudulent checks paid for legal services and 12 fraudulent ledger entries for legal expenses.
A protester holds a “Free Palestine” sign at the “Hands Off Yemen” protest on January 15th.

Opinion | Die on every hill you can

By Sofia Uriagereka-Herburger, Senior Staff Columnist April 15, 2024
Join every movement that you believe in, and help them in “un-glamorous” ways. Make phone calls and send emails and picket, even if it's just you and five other people in their sixties. Help raise money for people who need it, and try to find ways to participate in building better systems for them
Country music artist Connor Smith plays the guitar during his concert at Stage AE.

Opinion | Resisting country music is futile

By Gabriela Herring, Staff Columnist January 25, 2024
We now live in a time where there’s room in the industry to serve more than Ford F-150 owners. Resistance to state tyranny, big money and systemic abuses of power were at the crux of country music as it was born.

Panthers on Politics | Upcoming 2023 Election

By Julia Smeltzer, Digital Manager October 20, 2023

Panthers on Politics hosts Ruby Scupp, Josie Cantelmo and Claire Gatz sit down with Olivia Pinocci-Wrightsman, a member of Pitt Votes and intern at Civic Influencers, to discuss important details regarding...

The Department of Education logo.

Opinion | Stop blaming the American education system for your own apathy

By Sofia Uriagereka-Herburger, Senior Staff Columnist September 25, 2023
The way that people perform authority when discussing politics in this country, particularly in spaces labeled as vaguely “intellectual,” is a pastime almost as American as forcing kindergarteners to say the pledge of allegiance

Panthers on Politics | A Political Summer Recap

By Julia Smeltzer, Digital Manager September 22, 2023
Panthers on Politics hosts a conversation around a summer recap of political events occurring in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government to keep students informed.
The draft of a bill that President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif. negotiated to raise the nations debt ceiling.

Editorial | What is the debt ceiling deal and should you care?

By The Pitt News Editorial Board May 30, 2023
The Pitt News Editorial Board discusses the debt ceiling debacle and offers advice on how to engage with it.
General David Thompson speaks to a crowd gathered at the O’Hara Student Center on Thursday.

U.S. Space Force General warns about congestion of space, international conflicts

By Alex Saraff, Staff Writer December 5, 2022
General David Thompson, the vice chief of space operations for the United States Space Force, spoke at Pitt last Thursday about issues of international politics in space.
This combination of photos shows Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, left, and Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano, right.

‘Midterms are just as important’: Pitt students discuss Pennsylvania gubernatorial election

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer November 4, 2022
Pitt students say everything from the economy to crime to climate change is on the ballot as voters determine whether Democrat Josh Shapiro or Republican Doug Mastriano will become Pennsylvania’s next governor.
Flowers and pictures brought for the recently deceased Queen Elizabeth II of England rest near a picture of her at Green Park in London, England on Sunday.

Opinion | A monarch’s death is not something to grieve

By Sofia Uriagereka-Herburger, For The Pitt News September 18, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II shouldn’t have her complicity in British imperialism erased at the expense of the taxpayers.
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