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Opinion | Pa. is misguidedly trying to make video games a taxable sin

Opinion | Pa. is misguidedly trying to make video games a taxable sin

By Thomas Wick, Staff Columnist February 19, 2019
Politicians have been trying to pin the blame for school shootings on violent video games for years, even though it’s a dated concept.
A protestor leads chanting while marching down Fifth Avenue. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Photos: Blacks Lives Matter and Never Again protest

By Thomas Yang | Visual Editor March 31, 2018

“What to we want? Gun control! When do we want it? Now!” “No justice, no peace. No racist police.” Each of those chants are common refrains heard in countless protests around the country....

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., looks over his notes prior to hearing Alex M. Azar II testify before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on his nomination to be Secretary of Health and Human Services Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. A series of Senate Democratic women issued calls for Franken to resign Wednesday morning. (Ron Sachs/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)

Editorial: Franken shows need to unite against sexual assault, regardless of party

By The Pitt News Editorial Board December 7, 2017

Twitter’s time stamps proved just how planned politics can be yesterday. Over the course of an hour, 11 female Democratic senators made coordinated statements calling for Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota...

Professor Richard Garland led a discussion on gun violence in the Cathedral of Learning Tuesday. (Photo by Betty Shen | Staff Photographer)

Professor discusses gun violence with students

By Xinyu Lu | For The Pitt News October 25, 2017

Richard Garland, an assistant professor of Public Health Practice at Pitt, has spent a total of 23 years incarcerated — almost two-thirds of his life. “Believe it or not, I have a real good relationship...

Students protest against student debt last November. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

Editorial: Pitt must condemn professor’s threats

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 20, 2017

More than 200 students gathered at the base of Litchfield Towers Monday to protest a group that spewed homophobia, racism and sexism on our campus. Thankfully, no one was hurt — students drove the bigoted...

Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof is escorted from the Shelby Police Dept. Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Shelby, N.C.
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Don’t let shootings become a norm, focus more on victims

By Mariam Shalaby / For The Pitt News September 1, 2015

“Shooting,” exclaims the headline, sprawled big and wide across the top of the page. I should be sad, but I feel nothing. Nothing but annoyed. I no longer get a wave of shock or a sense of fear, nor...

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