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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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An art exhibit to fundraise for hurricane Fiona relief in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic held in Frick Fine Arts on Wednesday.

‘Art has power, students have power’: Puerto Rican students fundraise for Hurricane Fiona relief at art exhibition

By Renee Dubaich, Staff Writer October 2, 2022
Student-made drawings, paintings, photography and more filled the cloister in the Frick Fine Arts Building Friday night. Three Pitt students organized the exhibition to fundraise following the disastrous effects of Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico.
Tornado damage in Smiths Station, Alabama. Trump’s approach to the disaster in Alabama comes in stark contrast to his harmful rhetoric and actions toward other states that have experienced catastrophic natural disasters of their own.

Editorial: Trump makes empty promise for “A Plus” emergency relief

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 6, 2019
Trump’s inconsistency in responding to disaster relief is unacceptable, and future disaster-affected states deserve the same support he has given Alabama.
The hurricane’s devastation left this house in Puerto Rico without a roof (pictured on Sept. 25, 2017) after Hurricane Maria struck the island nearly one week earlier. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Study: Hurricane Maria’s death toll 70 times higher than Puerto Rican officials have reported

Officials in Puerto Rico say that 64 people lost their lives after Hurricane Maria slammed into the island in September. A new report says that estimate is off _ by about 4,600. If the analysis is correct,...

(From left) Rocio Alers, David Canino and Sofía Mendoza Matos traveled from Puerto Rico to Pittsburgh to continue their education through Pitts law school after Hurricane Maria struck the island in September. (Photos by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

Hurricane brings Puerto Rican law students to Pitt

By Laura Howe | Staff Writer December 4, 2017

When Hurricane Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico in September, it left almost the entire island without electricity, and residents had limited access to food and water. David Canino was thankful for...

First-year guard Pika Rodriguez has played four games so far during her inaugural season with the Pitt women’s basketball team. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

Pika shoots for Pitt and Puerto Rico

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer December 1, 2017

Pika Rodriguez may have just started playing for the Pitt women’s basketball team, but she comes in with valuable experience that most players don’t have. Before the first-year guard arrived at...

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

Whitefish debacle points to dubious dealings

By Bianca De | For The Pitt News November 14, 2017

As a small-town business owner, what do you do when a local Facebook friend suddenly becomes Secretary of the Interior? If you happen to live in Whitefish, Montana, you simply wait for the next natural...

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Muniz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 3. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

In wake of Maria don’t blame Puerto Rico, blame the U.S.

By Maggie Durwald | For The Pitt News October 17, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, an overwhelming 80 percent of the 3.4 million Americans in Puerto Rico are still without electricity, adequate amounts of food and hospital supplies and, most alarmingly,...

Hundreds of San Juan residents have taken shelter at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, until Hurricane Maria passes. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Editorial: Don’t forget about Puerto Rico in wake of Maria

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 26, 2017

When it made landfall in Puerto Rico Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria was the largest storm the island faced in the last 80 years. Almost the entire population of the island — nearly 3.5 million American...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Column: U.S. shows hypocrisy toward Puerto Rico

By Christian Snyder / Opinions Editor July 11, 2017

Since the Spanish claimed Puerto Rico for their own in 1493, the land saw independent rule from July 17 to July 25 1898. Eight days. The American invasion of Puerto Rico on July 25, 1898, changed...

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