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Opinion | El-Sayed podcast provides much needed recognition of intersectionality of health and politics

Opinion |  El-Sayed podcast provides much needed recognition of intersectionality of health and politics

By Loretta Donoghue, For The Pitt News

October 8, 2019

We have to recognize this connectedness in order to advance politically.

Opinion | Sandy Hook video disturbing but necessary

Opinion | Sandy Hook video disturbing but necessary

By Remy Samuels, Staff Columnist

September 22, 2019

So although the video it posted is quite graphic, it is an effective way of promoting its message of transforming something deeply upsetting into something that will make people more aware of the urgency of this issue.

Opinion | Thank the people, not the politicians

Opinion | Thank the people, not the politicians

By Jason Henriquez, Staff Columnist

February 13, 2019

Politicians may try to take credit for doing these things to keep their seats safe, but they did not spark the movements behind these changes: the people did.

Opinion | New Year’s Resolution: Talk Politics

Opinion | New Year’s Resolution: Talk Politics

By Julia Kreutzer, For The Pitt News

January 7, 2019

Just as our political identities have changed, we must radically transform the way such debates and conversations are handled. This key change in our approach to political discourse is the perfect resolution to ensure 2019 is better than years prior.

Editorial: How to handle relatives at Thanksgiving

Editorial: How to handle relatives at Thanksgiving

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 20, 2018

While Thanksgiving dinner at your great-aunt’s house is not the ideal place to throw hands with your grandpa, there are ways of confronting loved ones without turning the conversation into a battleground whence your relationships may never recover.

Emily West: Politics as (un)usual

Emily West: Politics as (un)usual

By Prachi Patel & Christian Snyder

March 31, 2018

Two years ago, Maureen West often found herself settled in her home office, hooked on watching CBS news on her computer. Every now and then, she’d spot someone on her screen and take a snapshot. When she saw her friends, West would whip out her phone and flaunt her pictures. “Look at this ...

Erika Strassburger wins District 8 special election

Erika Strassburger wins District 8 special election

By Christian Snyder, Multimedia Editor

March 7, 2018

Independent candidate Erika Strassburger will succeed Dan Gilman on Pittsburgh City Council after District 8 voters handed her a decisive victory Tuesday. Strassburger finished with 64 percent of the vote, more than double her closest opponent, Democratic nominee and East Liberty restaurant owner Sonja Finn, who finished with 28 percent. ...

Panelists discuss being a woman in politics

Panelists discuss being a woman in politics

By Briana Canady | Staff Writer

February 26, 2018

Aryanna Berringer grew up the youngest of 10 children in a family that had to rely on food stamps and free school lunches to get by. She remembers how her mother would wash the three different uniforms for her jobs at three different restaurants in their kitchen sink. All of this motivated Berringer to run for l...

Progressives, libertarians debate wealth redistribution

Progressives, libertarians debate wealth redistribution

By Madeline Gavatorta / Staff Writer

February 22, 2018

The Pitt Progressives and the Students for Liberty met Wednesday night in the William Pitt Union Kurtzman Room to debate their views on the government and distribution of wealth. The Bully PulPitt and Pitt Political Science Student Association hosted “Government and the Redistribution of Wealth”...

Pitt scholars debate future of European Union

Pitt scholars debate future of European Union

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018

The European Union may seem stable, but according to Rachel Epstein, professor of international relations and European Politics at the University of Denver, this stability could be temporary. “Right now, it doesn’t look like there’s a problem because we’re in a period of economic growth,”...

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