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Opinion | Students, we need to keep each other safe

Opinion | Students, we need to keep each other safe

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist August 17, 2020
COVID-19 is an all-or-nothing game, senior staff columnist Genna Edwards argues. Either we all work hard to mitigate risk to our fellow peers, faculty and staff, or one wrong sneeze and we’re done for.
Ohio voted in April to stop requiring front license plates in early 2020, but Uber and Lyft fear the absence of front plates will ignite safety hazards for riders and want to overturn the decision.

Editorial: Uber and Lyft are right — law should require front license plates in Pennsylvania

By The Pitt News Editorial Board December 2, 2019
Pennsylvania would be wise to consider requiring front plates.
Pittsburgh announced it will start construction of a trail system from Oakland through the South Side.

Editorial: South Side walker and biker trail project insufficient

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 20, 2019
While these safety measures are an improvement, they shouldn’t be limited to people who only travel through Oakland and the South Side.
Pitt contributed $15,000 to the installation of 60 surveillance cameras throughout Oakland.

Education, not cameras, will solve student safety issues

By Sandy Fairclough, For The Pitt News September 11, 2018
Until Pitt starts informing students about general safety in Oakland, cameras, SafeRider and other safety features around campus won’t be effective — so they won’t protect Pitt students.
Dr. Marni Greenwald (left) and Dr. Elizabeth Wettick (right) discuss the details of the Mollyschum contagiosum virus at Student Government Board’s Sexual Health Q&A event Thursday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Students learn about sexual health, safety

By Sophia Mastroianni | For The Pitt News February 16, 2018

“Birth Control Methods” is not a category a contestant would typically encounter on “Jeopardy!” But about 20 students were presented with it and other categories revolving around sexual health...

(Illustration by Abigail Katz | Staff Illustrator)

Seeking out safe sex in the LGBTQ+ community

The average human being can only be so comfortable with openly discussing how to insert an internal condom, which is why organizations like the Rainbow Alliance come prepared with a prosthetic vagina. “You...

(Illustration by Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor)

Pitt students condemn catcalling

By Joanna Li | Staff Writer February 14, 2018

As a 12-year-old, Sophia Marshall stepped out of the house feeling confident in the outfit she had picked out that morning. As she waited for a friend by the local high school, she heard a sharp whistle...

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Oakland Raiders this Sunday. (Sam Riche/TNS)

NFL: heighten safety or hamper the game

By Will Schulman | Columnist January 31, 2018

Getting into formation with teammates, you stare across the field at the quarterback's eyes and hear him shout “Green 18” and “54’s the mike,” signaling players to move around the field. A few...

Sgt. Dave Nanz pets his K-9, Sam, a three-year-old German shorthair pointer. This is Sams second year on the force, joining the departments other K-9, Filo. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor)

Pitt spotlights safety

By Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor January 31, 2018

Dogs on campus usually attract dozens of students, nearly all of whom have their iPhones ready to capture brief interactions with the stress-relieving pets. But Sam, a 3-year-old German shorthaired...

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...

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