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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

I Voted stickers at an early voting location Thursday, June 23, 2022, in Oklahoma City.

‘A small thing we can do’: Students plan to vote for first time in midterms

By Elizabeth Primrose, Senior Staff Writer October 26, 2022
Molly Guy, a sophomore psychology major, said she is planning to vote in-person on Nov. 8 in Pennsylvania for Josh Shapiro and John Fetterman.
Editorial | Young people in Pennsylvania, get out and vote

Editorial | Young people in Pennsylvania, get out and vote

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 25, 2022
Young people need to get out and vote this election, especially in Pennsylvania, as the results of this election will affect our futures.
A view of the Cathedral of Learning.

Opinion | First-years: You should care about Pennsylvania politics

By Paige Wasserman, Staff Columnist August 25, 2022
First-years should get politically active because pur lives depend on it.
Speaker series discusses racial justice, African American voting rights

Speaker series discusses racial justice, African American voting rights

By Bella Markovitz, Staff Writer June 8, 2022
Despite being in the midst of a murder trial, keynote speaker Bakari Sellers put his defense attorney duties on pause for an hour to speak at the “Our Voice Our Vote” webinar.
With the Pennsylvania elections approaching, senior staff columnist Julia Kreutzer argues that voting is now easier than ever and lists 10 things that are harder to prove it.

Satire | 10 things more difficult than voting in the upcoming elections

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist October 21, 2021
If you can brave even one of the things on this list, voting will be a walk in the park.
Voting in Pitt’s faculty unionization election closed Tuesday evening. Eligible professors and researchers from all five Pitt campuses cast their vote on whether to unionize or not.

Faculty union organizers ‘optimistic’ as election draws to a close

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer October 12, 2021
More than five years after Pitt faculty began a union-organizing campaign, they will start to find out next week whether they succeeded in bringing a union to campus.
Satire | Nine ways I would have pranked the voter fraud hotline

Satire | Nine ways I would have pranked the voter fraud hotline

By Alex Dolinger, Senior Staff Columnist November 20, 2020
It is too late for senior staff columnist Alex Dolinger to call the voter fraud hotline, but it is never too late for them to capitalize on their mildly humorous ideas through this publication.
Pitt Athletics increases political participation with ‘Voting Matters’ campaign

Pitt Athletics increases political participation with ‘Voting Matters’ campaign

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer October 29, 2020
Pitt launched the Voting Matters campaign in an effort to register every single Pitt athlete to vote.
Priya Gupta voted for the first time this year but had to track down a missing ballot after it was lost in the mail on the way from New Jersey to Pittsburgh.

First-time voters feel empowered, frustrated leading up to Election Day

By Thea Barrett, Staff Writer October 28, 2020
Priya Gupta is one of the 24 million Gen Z voters who will have the opportunity to vote on Election Day. Some first-time voters at Pitt described their thought process leading up to the election and the issues that sway them the most.
Jessie Allen, an associate professor at Pitt’s School of Law, started the Pitt Law Voting Rights Project.

Voting Rights Project encourages community to take an active stance to protect democracy

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer October 27, 2020
Jessie Allen, associate professor at Pitt’s School of Law, started the Pitt Law Voting Rights Project. The group promotes involvement beyond voting and educates the community about how members can contribute to maintaining election integrity.
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