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September 2001


Campaign finance reform becomes a crucial platform issue


Editorial: Welcome to the Pittsburgh Standard

Letters to the editor:

Two powerhouses govern the people in different ways

Bush power to the rescue


Finding the right priced textbook


Cruising the Burgh on foot


Chi Alpha ministries makes an impact

The Newman Club offers Catholics hope

Moral law or religious banter: The debate over the 10 Commandments continues


Jaromir Jagr makes capital with the Capitals

The Great Race: For the elite and slow of feet

The pampered life of a college athlete



September online edition

Welcome to the Pittsburgh Standard

          I would like to welcome readers all over the Pittsburgh area to the inaugural issue of the Pittsburgh Standard, a one-of-a-kind newspaper providing news you can use. We report information on news happenings as objectively as possible, and we strive to provide you with the truth. Not only will our news reporting be up to the standard, but we will also be giving as many people as possible the ability to speak their mind.

         As part of our effort to respect and acknowledge all viewpoints, we welcome comments and submissions. We do this to continually provide a high level of service and integrity to our readership. We want to give you all the information you need and want, when you want it. So enjoy yourself as you are looking through the Pittsburgh Standard and thanks for reading!

         As a first editorial to the paper I wondered what I would write that could convey what this paper is all about and why we formed it. I also wondered what would be the best thing to say to you that would make you want to keep reading what we all have to say. So I figured that the best place to start is to describe who we are, where we came from, and where we are going.

         This paper started out because of funding provided by the Center for Life and Family, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about life and family issues. Specifically, it seeks to inform the younger generation in this area about the need to support life for newborn babies and not death in the form of abortion.

        We are all former fetuses, and we all know that if we had a choice while we were in our mother’s womb, on whether or not to live or die, we would have chosen life. So as an organization funded by the Center we, as a group, believe in those values set by them. Eventually we plan on becoming totally independent of any organization by way of expanding our advertising section.

        We are starting out as a conservative newspaper and we will continue to be a conservative paper in the future. One of the main reasons why we started this paper was to provide an alternative to the liberal media that exists today. We strive to promote conservative values among our readership and lift people up to a higher standard of integrity in journalism.

        The mission of our paper is “To get the truth behind various news stories out into the public’s eye and educate them in various ways. We will not be biased one way or the other, but we will always carry the light of truth that comes from Christ. Our hope is to slowly pull our generation from the quagmire that Hollywood and the media has seemed to have led us into.”

        As you can see, we are a conservative Christian paper dedicated to our beliefs. We understand that the truth is out there, oftentimes right in front of our eyes, and we just have to find it. That is what this paper has set out to accomplish: to provide the truth, and to let the truth speak for itself. And as we all know, the truth will set us free.

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 Impressions expressed herein are not necessarily those of the Pittsburgh Standard staff or its funders. Letters to the editor should be no more than 300 words and should include the writer's name, phone number, and community affiliation for verification. Letters must be sent by email to the Pittsburgh Standard at Express Your View  All letters sent to the paper will be considered for publication. The Pittsburgh Standard is an independent student-written and student-managed newspaper for the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon community. It is published once a month.

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  Volume I: Issue I

Editorial Board

Jeremy Day: Editor in Chief

Kensley Lewis: & Jackie Martin Layout Editor

Matthew Bell: Copy Editor

Center for Life and Family: Publisher