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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.

Photos: Blacks Lives Matter and Never Again protest

A protestor leads chanting while marching down Fifth Avenue. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

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. But Saturday, a group a high school students organized a protest — called #NEVER AGAIN X #BLACKLIVESMATTER...

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

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)

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 to resign from office amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment. As of now, eight women have...

Professor discusses gun violence with students

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

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 with law enforcement,” Garland said. “Never thought I’d say that.” Today, Garland w...

Editorial: Pitt must condemn professor’s threats

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

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 group across the street and off campus. But it seems that if it were up to State Rep. Aaro...

Don’t let shootings become a norm, focus more on victims

Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof is escorted from the Shelby Police Dept. Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Shelby, N.C.
 (Todd Sumlin/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

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 do I wonder how such a thing could happen so close to home. Shootings seem normal. In psychology, de...

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