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Crissy Shannon: Bending over backwards for Pitt band

Crissy Shannon: Bending over backwards for Pitt band

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

Pitt senior Crissy Shannon earned the role of drum major last spring, becoming the first woman to do so in the band’s 108-year history.

Opinion | Want to break the glass ceiling? Stop focusing on gender

Opinion | Want to break the glass ceiling? Stop focusing on gender

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

July 9, 2019

Focusing on anything other than candidates’ abilities is not only a slap in the face to women who have spent their lives fighting to serve the country, but also hinders our ability to get the best person for the job. 

Editorial: Don’t dismiss Biden allegations

Editorial: Don’t dismiss Biden allegations

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 2, 2019

We owe the women who made the allegations against Biden the same respect we give all other victims of assault and harassment who come forward.

WWE women’s ‘Money in the Bank’ results in another generic outcome

WWE women’s ‘Money in the Bank’ results in another generic outcome

By Alexa Marzina | Staff Writer

June 20, 2018

This year, I spent my Father’s Day the way anybody who feels awkward during family gatherings should — drinking a beer and watching eight beautiful women beat each other up with ladders. Though WWE’s 2018 Money in the Bank pay-per-view Sunday featured results I was in favor of, the show lacke...

Women hone craft at Art House in Homewood

Women hone craft at Art House in Homewood

By Shahum Ajmal | Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

As Vanessa German and a group of artists were about to settle in for a night of writing and discussion in her house, a car crash outside derailed the March evening. The group witnessed an altercation between the victim of the crash and police officers who responded to the scene, and feeling that...

Women in STEM initiatives push flawed focus

Women in STEM initiatives push flawed focus

By Neena Hagen, Senior Columnist

March 27, 2018

As a female actuarial mathematics student, I don't need anyone to tell me that my gender puts me in the minority in my academic field. That’s why I’m never surprised when feminist activists point out the gender gap in STEM — what really loses me is how they tell me I should feel about it. U...

Panelists discuss being a woman in politics

Panelists discuss being a woman in politics

By Briana Canady | Staff Writer

February 26, 2018

Aryanna Berringer grew up the youngest of 10 children in a family that had to rely on food stamps and free school lunches to get by. She remembers how her mother would wash the three different uniforms for her jobs at three different restaurants in their kitchen sink. All of this motivated Berringer to run for l...

Pitt students condemn catcalling

Pitt students condemn catcalling

By Joanna Li | Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

As a 12-year-old, Sophia Marshall stepped out of the house feeling confident in the outfit she had picked out that morning. As she waited for a friend by the local high school, she heard a sharp whistle from out of the window of a passing car — her first experience with catcalling. Marshall, now a...

Editorial: Second Women’s March goes beyond resistance

Editorial: Second Women’s March goes beyond resistance

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 21, 2018

One day after the anniversary of Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House, downtown Pittsburgh looked a lot like it did a year ago — dense with the picket signs and pink hats common among the president’s opposition. According to organizers, nearly 30,000 people — including women and others who...

“Last Jedi” puts women in the lead

“Last Jedi” puts women in the lead

By Maggie Durwald | Columnist

January 16, 2018

Not so long ago in a town not so far away, I ran around the house with a blanket for a cape and a blue plastic lightsaber, pretending to be Darth Vader. My twin brother favored Luke Skywalker. We spent hours clacking our lightsabers together and waving our hands wildly at each other in a frenetic dem...

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