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Opinion | Stop joking about the coronavirus

Opinion | Stop joking about the coronavirus
February 3, 2020
Jokes about the coronavirus are insensitive and inappropriate as they ultimately play into the racist attitudes and stereotypes that are being perpetrated by the outbreak.

Druids establish not-so-secret social media presence

A sign from the Druids was hung outside Posvar Hall in 2016.
January 31, 2020
An Instagram and Twitter account — both with the handle @realpittdruids — run by a secret society called the Druids first became active in early December 2019.

Opinion | Callout of callout culture is justified

Opinion | Callout of callout culture is justified
November 4, 2019
Calling someone out is an inactive form of activism that is fruitless and hypocritical.

Pitt student said he sent racist and threatening messages

Pitt student said he sent racist and threatening messages
July 1, 2019
A Pitt student whose name appeared in a series of Snapchat messages posted to Twitter on Wednesday said he sent messages containing violent and racist threats to a Pittsburgh native.

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, oh my!

Julie Jurich, director of social media and media relations for men’s soccer, wrestling and women’s tennis, controls Pitt Athletics’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
January 6, 2019
The facebook comment section of Pitt Athletics posts aren’t always the best place to hang out, but according to SID Julie Jurich, who is in charge of the social media, it usually isn't too bad. You can find out what all goes into the social media pages here.

Editorial: Biden Twitter bout promises more brash leadership

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Carnegie Music Hall Feb. 12. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)
March 27, 2018

For those who fear a woman would be too emotional to be president, last Thursday’s Twitter scrap between two men — one currently in that position, one potentially the next in line — might change...

Pitt tests victory lights, new spotlight, prompting theories on Twitter

(Photo by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)
February 5, 2018

Although the victory lights usually only come on when Pitt wins, on Monday the lights were lit up — along with a new blue spotlight. The strange spotlight shined straight up from the top of the Cathedral...

Conservative-leaning groups deny association after members share racist memes

Two groups on campus released separate statements regarding racist memes their members shared in a group chat last year and claimed these members’ actions were not associated with their organization. (TPN File Photo)
January 25, 2018

After members of two conservative-leaning campus groups were exposed for sharing racist memes, both the Pitt College Republicans and Polis Media released separate statements claiming these members’ actions...

Column | Bye-bye, Barstool: Sexist site does not deserve a serious platform

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)
October 24, 2017

If you’re a sports fan who appreciates quality writing, in-depth coverage and analysis, you may follow ESPN, Sports Illustrated and FiveThirtyEight. If you’re a sports fan who loves lukewarm memes,...

Editorial: Trump’s revisionist history leaves everyone behind

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)
September 27, 2017

Presidential endorsements of Senate hopefuls can often make the difference between a candidate winning and losing the election — though that wasn’t the case in Alabama this week. President Donald...

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