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Opinion | Stop joking about the coronavirus

Opinion | Stop joking about the coronavirus

By Paige Lawler, Senior Staff Columnist

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.

By Nicole Marzzacco, Staff Writer

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

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

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

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

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.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

January 7, 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)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

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 their minds. Behaving characteristically like an upset toddler, President Donald Trump called out f...

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

(Photo by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Amanda Reed / Online Engagement 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 of Learning, prompting some on Twitter to compare the light to the Batman signal. Pitt tur...

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)

By John Hamilton and Mackenzie Rodrigues

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 were not associated with their organization. The Twitter account Racists @ Pitt started s...

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

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

October 25, 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, ridiculous hot takes and articles and photos that degrade women, you might follow Barstool Sports....

Editorial: Trump’s revisionist history leaves everyone behind

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 28, 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 Trump and Vice President Mike Pence publicly supported Republican Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama’s...

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