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Husband relates story of wife’s Holocaust survival

At a talk about surviving the Holocaust, Keith Sachs read his wife’s written memoirs to a crowd of about 40 people Wednesday. (Illustration by Garrett Aguilar | Staff Illustrator)

By Laura Howe | For The Pitt News

October 19, 2017

Renee Sachs was hardly old enough to read when she realized that, if she made a mistake, it could cost two lives — hers and her aunt’s. When she was 4 years old, Sachs went to live with her aunt in Vichy, France, so she — a young girl of Jewish descent — could escape the genocide being car...

Local leaders address sexual assault

Maggie Kennedy, a junior who is double-majoring in Political Science and Communications, is Pitt's representative for the It's On Us campaign. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Luke Stambaugh / Staff Writer

September 12, 2017

When Alexandra Hope Erickson took her own life during her senior year of high school, her friend Maggie Kennedy couldn’t comprehend it. “I felt like I couldn't breathe. Numb and empty, I shook and I wept and I clung to my family and friends,” Kennedy said. “How could she be gone?” Er...

Sexual assault survivors heal through storytelling

The 13 students at the Sexual Assault Open Mic watch a video of women preforming slam poetry about rape culture. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

By Dan Day and John Hamilton / The Pitt News Staff

April 12, 2017

At the Sexual Violence Open Mic Tuesday night, no one actually used a microphone. Instead, 13 students pushed two tables together inside the William Pitt Union for an intimate discussion on the effects of rape culture and sexual violence. Pitt’s chapter of the American Association of University Women...

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