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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.

Editorial: South Side walker and biker trail project insufficient

Pittsburgh announced it will start construction of a trail system from Oakland through the South Side.

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.

Education, not cameras, will solve student safety issues

Pitt contributed $15,000 to the installation of 60 surveillance cameras throughout Oakland.

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.

Students learn about sexual health, safety

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)

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 Thursday night in the Cathedral of Learning. These students were participating in a Q&A session about sex...

Seeking out safe sex in the LGBTQ+ community

(Illustration by Abigail Katz | Staff Illustrator)

By Shahum Ajmal and Abigail Tesfay | Pitt News Staff

February 14, 2018

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 have to overcome that hurdle of talking about it at all in order to talk about safe sex prac...

Pitt students condemn catcalling

(Illustration by Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor)

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 from out of the window of a passing car — her first experience with catcalling. Marshall, now a...

NFL: heighten safety or hamper the game

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

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 seconds later, a crisp “set...hike!” cuts through the noise — the game has begun. Now you...

Pitt spotlights safety

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

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 pointer trained to detect explosives, didn’t draw that kind of attention at the annual Safety Fair Tuesday...

SGB prioritizes human rights, Safety Fair

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

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 a human rights conference at Pitt. “I hope people get a strong foundation in human rights concern...

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