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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

People take part in a candlelight vigil for the victims of a migrant boat that broke apart in rough seas, in Crotone, southern Italy, on Feb. 27.

Editorial | Shipwreck in Italy carrying migrants shows that European politicians must take migration seriously

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 28, 2023
The shipwreck off of Italy shows how we need to take migration seriously, especially as more and more people are displaced by conflict.
People who fled the war in Ukraine rest inside an indoor sports stadium being used as a refugee center, in the village of Medyka, a border crossing between Poland and Ukraine, on Tuesday.

Editorial | Countries should treat all refugees equally

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 20, 2022
All refugees are worthy of a safe shelter and should be treated equally.
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is pictured during a meeting at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 15, 2017. The Trump administration imposed individual sanctions against 10 Venezuelans who are top allies of Maduro. (Xinhua/Venezuela’s Presidency/Sipa USA/TNS)

US actions toward Venezuela contradict professed concern

Venezuela, once the richest country in Latin America, is currently in the midst of an economic collapse of unprecedented magnitude. Falling oil prices and political corruption have sent the country into...

Zach Ingrasci, co-director of Salam Neighbor, shares tea with Raouf, one of the subjects of the documentary. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

‘Salam Neighbor’ affirms that personal relationships are gateway to change

By Julia Kadis | For The Pitt News March 23, 2018

Think back to your favorite memories of elementary school. Some of them probably have nothing to do with learning at all — recess, snow days, early releases. Many of us loved the breaks from working...

Student Government Board member Ian Callahan discusses SGB’s Wellness and Safety Fair at Tuesday night’s meeting. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

SGB prioritizes human rights, Safety Fair

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer January 24, 2018

Executive Vice President of Student Government Board Zuri Kent-Smith wants to educate the Pitt community about what is going on in regards to human rights and immigration around the world by organizing...

Photos Coming Courtesy of RJ Khalaf

From NYU Local: Palestinian youth LEAD the way

By Melissa Godin | NYU Local April 10, 2017

This story was produced as part of Impact News Journalism Day. Read more stories like it at  “The first time I was offered a cigarette was...

Syrian refugee Fadi Adris, center, and his sons Abdel Hamid, rear, and Osama are adjusting to life in Chicago. They are seen in their North Side apartment on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Editorial: City-wide effort needed to welcome refugees

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 29, 2015

As the Syrian civil war continues to devastate everything in its path, thousands of Syrians are fleeing one insecurity for the next, as the risks of staying overrun the perils of the journey out. The...

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