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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.
Opinion | Hiding Instagram likes is not the solution to improving mental health

Opinion | Hiding Instagram likes is not the solution to improving mental health

By Remy Samuels, Staff Columnist December 4, 2019
This is definitely a positive move by Instagram to alleviate the self-esteem issues that people experience as a result of the app.
Opinion | Dark tourism shouldn't be used for social media clout

Opinion | Dark tourism shouldn’t be used for social media clout

By Remy Samuels, Staff Columnist November 4, 2019
This behavior is reflective of a disconnect with the past and simultaneously reveals a dangerous aspect of social media.
Opinion | Using social media for social change

Opinion | Using social media for social change

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist September 2, 2019
In wake of the devastating Amazon fires, it seems like Instagram users have picked up a new trend of posting climate-related articles and memos to their stories.
Opinion | Freshman year is hard, and social media makes it worse

Opinion | Freshman year is hard, and social media makes it worse

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor August 27, 2019
Your first year of college is inevitably hard, and I want all current first-years to know that if you’re not having the time of your life right now like everyone else seems to be, that’s okay.
In this aerial image, A section of the Amazon rainforest that has been decimated by wildfires on August 25 in the Candeias do Jamari region near Porto Velho, Brazil. According to INPE, Brazil's National Institute of Space Research, the number of fires detected by satellite in the Amazon region this month is the highest since 2010.

Editorial: Tweets won’t save the Amazon

By The Pitt News Editorial Board August 27, 2019
Going vegan or donating to organizations dedicated to rainforest conservation won’t ultimately help save the Amazon.
Pitt student said he sent racist and threatening messages

Pitt student said he sent racist and threatening messages

By Janine Faust , Editor-in-chief July 1, 2019
A Pitt student whose name appeared in a series of Snapchat messages posted to Twitter on Wednesday said he sent messages containing violent and racist threats to a Pittsburgh native.
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