The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A student rides a Spin scooter on campus in September.

Opinion | Spin scooters are an accident waiting to happen

By Jessica Snyder, Staff Columnist January 27, 2022
While Spin scooters might be a fun mode of transportation, they pose dangers that can’t be ignored.
Port Authority bus on Fifth Avenue.

Editorial | Eight ways to stay safe on Pitt’s campus

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 12, 2021
It’s important to be aware of your surroundings, both with and without “blanket man” on the loose.
Stacey Sarmiento places flowers at a memorial in Houston on Sunday to honor her friend, Rudy Peña, who died at the Astroworld music festival.

Editorial | Those responsible for the tragedy at the Astroworld Festival need to be held accountable

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 8, 2021
The death of eight people is absolutely inexcusable and steps must be taken to prevent events like this from becoming unsafe. 
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...

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