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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

The Titan launch barge is moved to the Coast Guard yard at port in St. Johns, Newfoundland, on Saturday, June 24, 2023. The Titan submersible imploded near the wreckage of the Titanic, killing all five people on board, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Thursday, June 22.

Editorial | The submersible catastrophe reminds us that regulations are important and that nobody is exempt from them

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 27, 2023
If you’ve been following the news the last week, you may have heard of the Oceangate submersible catastrophe. In the destruction, five people were killed —  two wealthy businessmen, one of their sons, an explorer and the CEO of Oceangate. But in all of this tragedy, we must also recognize the incredibly ignorant and dangerous actions of the Oceangate company that led to the death of these individuals.
Reggie Daniels pays his respects at a memorial at Robb Elementary School on June 9, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas, created to honor the victims killed in the recent school shooting. As mass shootings are again drawing public attention, states across the U.S. seem to be deepening their political divide on gun policies. A series of recent mass shootings in California come after a third straight year in which U.S. states recorded more than 600 mass shootings involving at least four deaths or injuries.

Opinion | American desensitization to gun violence calls for strict regulations

By Emily O'Neil, Staff Columnist February 6, 2023
The lack of gun regulations in the U.S. leads to preventable deaths and negatively impacts the quality of students’ education, mental health and feelings of safety. Our current and future generations are growing up with a constant sense of unease and fear that they must look over their shoulder at all times. 
Pittsburgh City Council’s Committee on Public Works held a meeting Wednesday to discuss several subjects, including a proposed ordinance to establish traffic regulations for the Spin scooters.

Pittsburgh City Council takes step toward stricter scooter regulations

By Natalie Frank, News Editor September 17, 2021
Pittsburgh City Council preliminarily passed an ordinance regulating Spin scooters on Wednesday. The ordinance requires scooter users to abide by certain traffic laws, such as a registered speed limit and specific parking rules.
Breathe easier: More air quality regulations needed

Breathe easier: More air quality regulations needed

By Brian Gentry, Contributing Editor September 5, 2018
With the federal government waging a war against the environment, state and local authorities must enforce air quality regulations to protect public health.
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