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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 | Digital well-being looks different for everyone

Opinion | Digital well-being looks different for everyone

By Abigail Dobry, Senior Staff Columnist January 18, 2024
Most resolutions I hear from family, friends or online communities consist of bettering themselves. Everyone starts going to the gym or cutting out sugar. For others, their form of betterment is about holding themselves accountable by saving money, spending less on non-essentials. My New Year’s resolution is a different form of bettering myself. I want to improve my digital well-being. 
Opinion | It’s time to return to 19th century friendship practices

Opinion | It’s time to return to 19th century friendship practices

By Anna Fischer, Senior Staff Columnist September 10, 2023
We need to return to foundational human interactions without technology to strengthen and maintain friendships
Opinion | We are too dependent on technology

Opinion | We are too dependent on technology

By Jessica Snyder, Senior Staff Columnist April 10, 2022
Not everyone has the money for a smartphone or a computer, but we’ve created a society where you have to.
Opinion | The elderly should be part of our technological world

Opinion | The elderly should be part of our technological world

By Anna Fischer, Staff Columnist November 19, 2021
If we begin to encourage and assist the elderly in telling their stories online, we can create an archive of phenomenal history and learning opportunities.
Opinion | Schools aren’t going to change in the ways we need them to

Opinion | Schools aren’t going to change in the ways we need them to

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist January 24, 2021
Many seem to think the way schools operate will be revolutionized by the pandemic. However, technology is usually less effective than a more social, hands-on experience.
Beginning Monday, Pitt will continue classes online for the remainder of the semester.

Pitt addresses technology concerns ahead of start of online classes

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer March 19, 2020
With classes set to resume on Monday, Pitt’s faculty has scrambled to shift courses over to an online format. This rapid transition has left some IT personnel questioning whether Pitt’s website can handle the amount of traffic.
David Hickton, a former United States attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, speaks about the impact social media has on political discourse at Tuesday afternoon’s “Can Democracy Survive the Internet?” event in the University Club.

Cyber Law director talks democracy in the digital age

By Katie Sottile, For The Pitt News February 26, 2020
Former U.S. Attorney David Hickton gave a lecture called “Can Democracy Survive the Internet?” on Tuesday afternoon regarding the state of American democracy in the digital age.
Sola Talabi, a Pitt alumnus and founder of Pittsburgh-Technical, is researching advanced nuclear reactors in Pittsburgh. (Courtesy Photo of Sola Talabi)

Alum studies safety of nuclear energy

By David Solomon | For The Pitt News December 1, 2017

Sola Talabi always had a vision that one day he would “turn the lights on in Africa.” “Five thousand children die every day in Africa because they don't have access to power,” he said. “I...

Pitt, CMU researchers redevelop software for academic publishing

Pitt, CMU researchers redevelop software for academic publishing

By Sid Lingala | For The Pitt News October 15, 2017

Benjamin Ogrodnik said he is often frustrated when traditional publication methods he uses are unable to include films and project methodology as part of the final product. “A finished article is...

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

A new iPhone in a post-innovative age

By Levko Karmazyn | Columnist October 3, 2017

A decade before Apple released the first iPhone, the hottest new technology included the Tamagotchi virtual pocket pet, Motorola's StarTAC — one of the first widely popular cell phones — and the trusty...

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