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Editorial | We need to talk about WeChat

In this photo illustration, the WeChat app is displayed in the App Store on an Apple iPhone.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 20, 2020

Outrage over President Donald Trump’s attempts to ban TikTok in the United States has erupted on social media over the past few months. But there’s another app, WeChat, that the administration is looking to place restrictions on.

Opinion | Cancel ‘Cancel Culture’

Opinion | Cancel ‘Cancel Culture’

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist

June 9, 2020

While some events and actions require widespread and public condemnation, a singular lapse in judgment on a minor issue should not result in canceling someone for good.

April Fools Edition | Local mother takes walks to escape children

Taking a walk around your neighborhood is a good break when sitting at a desk or staying in bed all day.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor

March 31, 2020

A local mother went on three neighborhood walks yesterday after her children got on her last nerves.

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 account may break the internet.

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 think we should make a WOTS dedicated to TikTok, or comment if you think TPN should make a TikTok...

Editorial: Top 10 Pitt establishments that need a TikTok

The library could be a perfect place to create some fun new viral content.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 16, 2020

The Steelers have a TikTok and so do the Pirates — both notably haven’t won a game in like seven years. The Pittsburgh Penguins have, but they don’t have a TikTok. Come to think of it, maybe it’s a kind of superstition.

Editorial: Keep TikTok out of public schools

Editorial: Keep TikTok out of public schools

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 21, 2019

TikTok should be kept out of public schools, for the emotional and physical safety of all children.

Opinion | TikTok: time to use parental controls

Opinion | TikTok: time to use parental controls

By Josh Beylinson, Columnist

January 22, 2019

While limiting a child’s access to social media will certainly provoke protest and complaining, in the long run, it is worth it and protects children from being taken advantage of.

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