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Opinion | Despite the findings of the Facebook Files, we can still use Facebook and Instagram

Opinion | Despite the findings of the Facebook Files, we can still use Facebook and Instagram

By Talia Spillerman, For The Pitt News October 11, 2021
As long as we recognize that our online communications serve our own interests as well as benefit companies, we can still use Facebook or any other online platform. 
Charli and Dixie DAmelio arrive at iHeartRadios Z100 Jingle Ball 2019 Presented By Capital One on December 13, 2019 in New York City.

Opinion | The D’Amelios’ fame is built around appearing ordinary

By Talia Spillerman, For The Pitt News September 19, 2021
The reality of both the American dream and TikTok fame is that they are a facade.
Pitt Missed Connections is an Instagram account with the mission of putting students in contact with a person they wish they had spoken to. An anonymous Pitt student created the account after Pitt shut down due to the pandemic.

Editorial | Our eight favorite Pitt-related social media accounts

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 17, 2021
From those who find beauty in trash, to animal lovers, to those looking to take back a fumbled interaction in a dorm elevator, there’s something for everyone on this list. 
Opinion | How to use the news to solve problems

Opinion | How to use the news to solve problems

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist September 14, 2021
An emphasis on less breaking news and more thorough, nuanced journalism will reduce stress and allow us to take more efficient steps to address some of the world’s biggest problems.
Opinion | You’re trying to solve big problems the wrong way

Opinion | You’re trying to solve big problems the wrong way

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist September 8, 2021
Many people’s current reactions to the crises we face range from only mildly helpful to actively counterproductive.
Opinion | The rise in left-wing antisemitism is dangerous and unacceptable

Opinion | The rise in left-wing antisemitism is dangerous and unacceptable

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist May 26, 2021
I wonder if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a touchy subject to Americans because of the antisemitism that runs deep throughout American and world history.

VIDEO: WOTS – Let’s (Tik)Talk About TikTok!

March 5, 2020

This week, we went around campus and asked students what they think about the popular new social media app TikTok, and how it should be utilized on college campuses. Spoiler alert: Pitt Dining's TikTok...

VIDEO: WOTS – Pros and Cons of Social Media

February 28, 2020

This week, we went around and asked students about how they use social media, and what they think it does for them. Take a look and see how you compare with the students we talked to! P.S. Like if you...

Opinion | Social media platforms should restrict diet product marketing

Opinion | Social media platforms should restrict diet product marketing

By Nina Santucci, Staff Columnist February 27, 2020
Instagram’s updated restrictions are a step in the right direction for making social media a better environment for its mostly young and impressionable audience and will hopefully lessen exposure to the harmful messages often sent by diet products.
A sign from the Druids was hung outside Posvar Hall in 2016.

Druids establish not-so-secret social media presence

By Nicole Marzzacco, Staff Writer January 31, 2020
An Instagram and Twitter account — both with the handle @realpittdruids — run by a secret society called the Druids first became active in early December 2019.
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