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  • The Tartan stands committed to freedom of speech

    It’s been nearly two weeks since the election, and President-elect Donald Trump has taken to Twitter more than once to show his displeasure with criticism against him, denouncing The New York Times, protesters in New York that he called “very unfair,” and the cast and crowd of Hamilton, from whom he demanded an apology. These actions continue the unsettling precedent set during Trump’s campaign ...

    Forum | November 21, 2016
  • Trump’s Cabinet list misses opportunity for progress

    This article was meant to be a celebration. It was conceptualized last week when many of us thought the United States was on the cusp of electing its first female president. We at The Tartan expected to be releasing this issue in the afterglow of Hillary Clinton’s success, and we wanted to use that success to call for even more progress, namely, an increase in the number of women serving in the pr...

    Forum | November 14, 2016
  • Pittsburgh public schools steamroll humanities, arts

    On Oct. 21, Pittsburgh public schools officials released a report that included official K–12 enrollment information for public schools in the Pittsburgh area. The report showed that overall Pittsburgh public school enrollment, as of Oct. 1, has fallen by 353 students in 2016, a 1.49 percent drop ...

    Forum | November 7, 2016
  • Important issues hang in balance of Nov. 8 election

    This electoral season is probably one of the most important to vote in. Pennsylvania has been the site of several different campaign visits, with both Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine visiting Carnegie Mellon and First Lady Michelle Obama visiting the University of Pittsburgh on the campaign trail. There have been several voices telling our student body about how important it is to v...

    Forum | November 7, 2016
  • PA ballot measure misleads voters, corrupts system

    When Pennsylvania voters head to their polling stations on Nov. 8, they will be faced with choices other than the federal government. Several state and local offices are up for grabs, and one ballot measure in particular has drawn some heat.

    Forum | October 31, 2016