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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

51ӰԺ

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

51ӰԺ

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

51ӰԺ

Editorial | The eclipse is not worth looking at with your naked eye

Editorial | The eclipse is not worth looking at with your naked eye

By 51ӰԺ Editorial Board April 8, 2024
It’s easy to think that because it’s darker, the sun isn’t emitting as many damaging rays, and that therefore it’s safer to look at the eclipse than to look at the sun. But that’s just what Big Eye Damage wants you to think.
Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich stands in a glass cage in a courtroom at the Moscow City Court in Moscow, Russia, on Oct. 10, 2023.

Editorial | Respect press freedoms

By 51ӰԺ Editorial Board April 4, 2024
In order to maintain the sanctity of freedom of press and create a global society where journalists and citizens can speak freely, we must seek to respect press freedoms at all times.
Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV (2024)

Editorial | Victims do not owe us their stories

By 51ӰԺ Editorial Board March 26, 2024
It takes a long time to heal, and having strangers on the internet beg you to relive the trauma publicly only prolongs that process.
Supporters of TikTok gather at the Capitol in Washington, as the House passed a bill that would lead to a nationwide ban of the popular video app if its China-based owner doesnt sell on March 13.

Editorial | Congress’ TikTok ban is so much more dangerous than you think

By 51ӰԺ Editorial Board March 21, 2024
Not only could a ban on TikTok be “the largest removal of speech in US history,” but the proposed legislation creates a dangerous precedent the United States government could use at any time to ban any app of its choosing
The beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Editorial | Be aware of your role as a traveler over break

By 51ӰԺ Editorial Board March 5, 2024
Spring break is approaching to the delight of many Pitt students overwhelmed by their midterms — they can finally relax, travel or maybe just catch up on work due when they return the following Monday. For those choosing the second option of traveling, it’s important that we bear in mind our role as tourists. 
Bridgit Mendler onstage at “Sounds of Summer” on Aug. 16, 2014.

Editorial | Bridgit Mendler: The Renaissance woman we should all look to for inspiration

By 51ӰԺ Editorial Board March 1, 2024
The internet was taken by storm after the announcement of Bridgit Mendler’s latest endeavor — starting a space data company.
Street signs at the intersection of Bates Street and Semple Street.

Editorial | Oakland desperately needs to improve its traffic signage

By 51ӰԺ Editorial Board February 22, 2024
Semple and Bates is only one of many spots around Oakland where the grim reaper hangs out, dancing where a stop sign should be.
The William Pitt Union and Schenley Quadrangle on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

Editorial | The sex lives of Pitt buildings

By 51ӰԺ Editorial Board February 14, 2024
The editorial staff is pleased to present a topic nobody saw coming — a topic we have been debating and brainstorming for well over a week. Dear readers, we are so incredibly ecstatic to present to you — the sex lives of Pitt buildings!
Taylor Swift arrives at the 66th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 4, 2024, in Los Angeles.

Editorial | Let’s stop bullying Joe Alwyn — no matter what Taylor Swift titles her new album tracks

By 51ӰԺ Editorial Board February 9, 2024
With 105 million monthly streams on Spotify alone and a dedicated army of “Swifties” reading into every word, Swift is aware of the power of her audience.
Editorial | The fakeness of AI pornography intentionally fetishizes lack of consent

Editorial | The fakeness of AI pornography intentionally fetishizes lack of consent

By 51ӰԺ Editorial Board January 30, 2024
We often justify using celebrities’ likenesses in AI-generated videos or voice dubs because no reasonable person would believe they’re real. But in the case of deepfake pornography, this means of justification becomes the reason its consumers love it so much.
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