The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

An activist wears a message on her protective face mask that reads Stop Killing Us during a protest against the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini in Lebanon on Sunday.

Editorial | Iranian women deserve autonomy

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 2, 2022
Whether Jina Amini chose to wear a hijab has nothing to do with her personal worth and should never have contributed to the way she was treated by anyone, especially the morality police. 
Opinion | We need to get ready to say goodbye to Roe v. Wade

Opinion | We need to get ready to say goodbye to Roe v. Wade

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist September 7, 2021
I want to clarify how dire the situation truly is. The law — which went into effect on last Wednesday — bans almost all abortions after six weeks, with no exceptions for rape or incest and very narrow ones for the patient’s health.
Opinion | Stop rationalizing gender-based violence

Opinion | Stop rationalizing gender-based violence

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist March 22, 2021
Gender-based violence is causing harm to every country and every culture. Reform is necessary to combat the discrimination against women in America.
In Pennsylvania jails, the price of tampons is more than twice that of the price outside of prisons. Richard B. Levine, Zuma Press | TNSIn Pennsylvania jails, the price of tampons is more than twice that of the price outside of prisons.

Editorial: Inflated tampon prices in prison reflect a larger issue

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 9, 2020
While the price of tampons is an important issue and a severe injustice to women in the prison system, it is not the only issue — or the most urgent — that women are faced with.
Demographics of Chinas population after the ruling party decided to end the one-child policy, allowing married couples to have 2 children, in 2016. (Graphic via Tribune News Service)

China is phasing out its one-child policy for the wrong reasons

By Kim Rooney | Contributing Editor June 20, 2018

The small oval scar on the top of my left arm goes unnoticed by most. They have no reason to look, since the United States stopped administering the smallpox vaccination in 1972. Even I forget it’s there,...

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