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Pitt Progressives aims to fill gap in the left

Kenyatta Bundy performs a poem he wrote during the Pitt Progressives' open mic night in Nordy's Place on March 29. Elaina Zachos | Senior Staff Photographer

By Amanda Reed / Contributing Editor

April 12, 2017

Becca Tasker, a junior majoring in anthropology, first started researching civil rights in middle school. She had learned about the murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African American boy who was lynched in 1955 after being falsely accused of flirting with a white woman. “I was always into histor...

Editorial: The Pitt News participates in Impact Day Journalism

The universities participating in Impact Journalism Day 2017.
Courtesy of Sparknews

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 9, 2017

Although they were initially intended to be beacons of scholarship and research, universities have also served as vessels for fostering social and political movements throughout history. The University of Michigan was one of the first to begin protesting the American intervention in Vietnam in 1965...

No need to protest about protests

Students protested against sexual assault in October as part of Pitt's annual Take Back the Night.  Wenhao Wu | Staff Photographer

By Alyssa Lieberman / Columnist

November 30, 2015

Last Wednesday, at a student-led rally in solidarity with people of color at Mizzou, I overheard a police officer condemning our protest. The officer described us simply as a bunch of kids who have “no head on their shoulders.” According to him, we have “no idea” what we’re doing — we “ju...

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