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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

James Lindsay speaks at an event hosted by Turning Point USA at Pitt on Tuesday evening at Alumni Hall.

Turning Point speaker James Lindsay criticizes ‘queer theory,’ draws protest

By Briana Bindus and Khushi Rai February 21, 2024
James Lindsay, author of “Cynical Theories,” defended his assertion that “queer theory is the doctrine of a religious cult” at Turning Point’s event in Alumni Hall on Tuesday. The event was met with a protest outside of the building organized by Trans Action Building.
James O’Keefe projects a protest flyer during his event at the O’Hara Student Center on Thursday night.

James O’Keefe talks ‘exposing corruption’ at Turning Point USA event

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer December 1, 2023
James O’Keefe, founder of conservative nonprofit Project Veritas, defended his brand of hidden camera stings and encouraged others to adopt it at an event in the O’Hara Student Center on Thursday. The event, hosted by Pitt’s Chapter of Turning Point USA, drew around 75 people.
James OKeefe speaking with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Pitt’s chapter of Turning Point spends $25,000 to bring James O’Keefe to campus

By Spencer Levering, Senior Staff Writer November 3, 2023

Liliana Orozco, president of Turning Point USA at Pitt, said the $25,000 allocated to the organization from Student Government Board will go “completely” toward paying James O’Keefe. Money that...

James OKeefe speaks with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.

‘Exposing Corruption with James O’Keefe’ event rescheduled due to resource concerns

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor November 1, 2023
Turning Point USA rescheduled their event, “Exposing Corruption with James O’Keefe,” from this Friday, Nov. 3, to Thursday, Nov. 30, to provide adequate resources.
Brandon Tatum speaks during his event “Call Me American” hosted by Turning Point USA in O’Hara Student Center on Thursday night.

Brandon Tatum speaks at Pitt TPUSA event

By Abby Lipold, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

About 50 Pitt students and community members gathered in the O’Hara Ballroom to hear a presentation from conservative political commentator and radio personality Brandon Tatum. Pitt’s chapter of...

A protestor holds up a transgender pride flag at a rally protesting Riley Gaines’ appearance at the O’Hara Ballroom Monday evening.

Controversial Turning Point, College Republicans events not funded by University

By Alexandra Ross, Assistant News Editor March 29, 2023
Two conservative student groups hosting controversial events at Pitt acquired funding for the events through outside organizations instead of seeking assistance from the University.
Riley Gaines speaks in the O’Hara Ballroom on Monday evening.

‘Spiritual warfare’: Riley Gaines speaks against trans women in women’s sports at on-campus event

By Alexandra Ross, Assistant News Editor March 28, 2023
The fight to exclude trans women from women’s sports is “spiritual warfare” and an issue of “moral versus evil,” Riley Gaines said at an on-campus event Monday night.
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