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Charli and Dixie DAmelio arrive at iHeartRadios Z100 Jingle Ball 2019 Presented By Capital One on December 13, 2019 in New York City.

Opinion | The D’Amelios’ fame is built around appearing ordinary

By Talia Spillerman, For The Pitt News September 19, 2021
The reality of both the American dream and TikTok fame is that they are a facade.
Sophia Cosentino, a Pitt 2020 alumna, won the Dunkin’ menu contest on TikTok in early March and got her order named after her at her local Dunkin’.

Pitt alumna wins Dunkin’ TikTok contest, has drink named after her

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer April 14, 2021
Sophia Cosentino, who graduated from Pitt last April and currently works as an administrative assistant in the Hillman Cancer Center, won the Dunkin’ menu contest on TikTok in early March and got her order named after her at her local Dunkin’.
Hannah Lempert, sophomore urban studies major and public relations coordinator for the University of Thriftsburgh thrift store, created a TikTok acting out the possibility of a new online store for Thriftsburgh that went viral with almost 300,000 views.

Pitt students share fashion, college experiences and celebrity encounters on TikTok

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer February 3, 2021
Lou Amar, a sophomore communications major, posted her most viral TikTok, with 2.3 million views and over 600,000 likes, just a few days before the 2020 presidential election.
In this photo illustration, the WeChat app is displayed in the App Store on an Apple iPhone.

Editorial | We need to talk about WeChat

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

April Fools Edition | Local mother takes walks to escape children

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...

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...

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

Editorial: Top 10 Pitt establishments that need a TikTok

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.
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