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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pitt students pray Maghrib, the Evening Prayer, during the Muslim Student Association’s iftar in the William Pitt Union last Thursday night.

‘Striving for a collective goodness’: Pitt students observe Ramadan

By Ryleigh Lord, Staff Writer April 17, 2022
Ramadan, the ninth and holiest month of the Islamic calendar, is observed through a 30-day period of fasting from dawn until dusk. Pitt’s Muslim Student Association runs twice-weekly iftars at sundown, which are the meals held each evening to mark the end of the daily fast.
Editorial | All religious holidays deserve equal recognition

Editorial | All religious holidays deserve equal recognition

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 17, 2022
Although the United States was founded in part on the basis of religious freedom, all religions — and therefore their holidays — are often not treated equally.
Students celebrated the Hindu festival Navratri in the William Pitt Union last year.

Academic calendar and religious, cultural traditions conflict for some

By Madison Brewer, Staff Writer October 20, 2019
While some students say it’s not difficult to make arrangements that make them and their instructors happy, others say they sometimes feel forced to choose between religion and school.
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