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Opinion | Students, we need to keep each other safe

Opinion | Students, we need to keep each other safe
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: Uber and Lyft are right — law should require front license plates in Pennsylvania

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.
December 2, 2019
Pennsylvania would be wise to consider requiring front plates.

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.
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.
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)
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...

Seeking out safe sex in the LGBTQ+ community

(Illustration by Abigail Katz | Staff Illustrator)
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...

Pitt students condemn catcalling

(Illustration by Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor)
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...

NFL: heighten safety or hamper the game

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

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)
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...

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)
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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