For LGBTQIA+ Students, Persad fills Counseling Center Gaps

Daniel Brusilovsky | Contributor Located a stone’s throw from the Allegheny River in the middle of Upper Lawrenceville, the Persad Center is an unassuming building surrounded by pubs, restaurants, and tattoo shops. Founded in 1972, Persad has been providing counseling and other services to LGBTQIA+ patients for almost 45 years. For Sara Yablonski, a Junior […]

The Sustainable Plate

Charlotte Scurlock | Contributor Many people choose to abstain from consuming animal products in order not to contribute to the astonishing environmental destruction caused by animal agriculture. There has been an ongoing debate as to whether or not one can rightfully identify as an environmentalist while still consuming animal products, thus knowingly contributing to such […]

The Million Dollar Juicebox

Daly Trimble | Contributor Parents and students alike have long discussed the problematically high cost of a college education.  However, caregivers are now slammed with sky-high bills long before their children begin kindergarten.  Anyone with young kids will tell you that the amount they pay for their offspring to be protected, stimulated, and fed has […]

The Divestment Conundrum

Zoe Kovacs, Editor in Chief and Ana Koerner, Managing Editor   The Facebook notification appeared after months of radio silence. “Stand with Fossil Free Pitt at the Board of Trustees Meeting,” it read. It was the evening of Thursday February 23, and the event was marked for Friday morning at 9 a.m. Activism works whip-fast, […]

Vantages and Vulnerability

J. G. Miller* | Contributor At the time of the assaults that are described in this article, I was an active duty member of the U.S. Navy, and physically a man. I have since transferred into the U.S. Navy Reserves, and have transitioned to female. The real life story that I tell in this article, […]

The Parts You Leave Behind

Isabella Sigado | Media Contributor Isabella Sigado is a junior at Pitt studying Art History. She is an avid hiker and outdoorswoman and plans to hike the Appalachian Trail for six months following her graduation as part of an art project called “Find Me Where I’m At.” Her art is heavily inspired by themes of […]