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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | Every Swiftie knows all too well the pain of loving ‘Better Than Revenge’

Opinion | Every Swiftie knows all too well the pain of loving ‘Better Than Revenge’

By Anna Ehlers, Contributing Editor July 20, 2022
“Better Than Revenge” is one of Taylor Swift’s best songs, but wouldn’t it be lovely to just listen to the song without feeling like you’re sacrificing your feminist ideals? 
Kenny Chesney during a performance in Jacksonville, Florida

Opinion | It’s OK to like country music

By Jessica Snyder, Senior Staff Columnist April 5, 2022
“I like all music except country” is an overplayed belief. How can you possibly enjoy most types of music, but ignore the fact that some of these genres have evolved from country?
Taylor Swift attends a Friday premiere for the short film All Too Well in New York.

Satire | What your favorite song from Red (Taylor’s Version) says about you

By Rachel Soloff, Assistant Opinions Editor November 17, 2021
While liking any song on Red (Taylor’s Version) means that you hate Jake Gyllenhaal, here’s what your favorite track really says about you.
Taylor Swift surprise-released her eighth studio album, folklore, at midnight on July 24.

Review | Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ is a quarantine masterpiece

By Alison Sivitz, Staff Columnist August 13, 2020
Since the beginning of lockdown, I’ve repeatedly expressed my desire to flee to the European countryside and raise sheep. Somehow, Taylor Swift heard my threats and decided to support my dreams by surprise-releasing her eighth studio album, "folklore," at midnight on July 24.
Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles.

Opinion | Don’t be so Swift to shake off Taylor’s politics

By Alison Sivitz, For The Pitt News February 12, 2020
For the majority of my life, the most political statement she’d ever made was “haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate.”
Taylor Swift performs on Dec. 10, 2017, in London. (Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment/Abaca Press/TNS)

Editorial: Taylor Swift: voting champion, politically ignorant

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 10, 2018
Taylor Swift took to Instagram Sunday to denounce Republican candidates and champion liberal causes. Encouraging voting is a good thing, but she’s hardly the progressive queen she paints herself as.
Former U.S. Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the audience during the Child Mind Institute Summit on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at the Paley Center for Media in Manhattan, New York. (James Keivom/New York Daily News/TNS)

#YouToo: Bosses, Take Action for Your Employees

By Alexis Buncich | Columnist February 21, 2018

You’re a young person, freshly starting your career and beginning to make a name for yourself. You are entrusted with big tasks, like handling confidential material, managing the business’ account...

Cardi B is the first rapper in history to place her first three Billboard Hot 100 entries in chart’s Top 10. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Women who rocked 2017

By Amanda Reed | Contributing Editor January 8, 2018

This past year challenged woman in the United States. A man who was recorded saying, “grab ‘em by the pussy” was sworn in as the president. Title IX, which helps and protects survivors of sexual...

Taylor Swift matures, shocks with her wildly catchy 1989

Taylor Swift matures, shocks with her wildly catchy ‘1989’

By Elizabeth Rakow / For The Pitt News November 19, 2014

Taylor Swift1989Grade: B+It’s cool to hate Taylor Swift. She’s a powerhouse female performer who consistently releases hit after hit, giving new meaning to the word “catchy” and a refreshing sense...

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