Maggie Young

Newsroom Production Assistant

Maggie Young is a student at the University of Pittsburgh studying English writing and political science. Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Young is passionate about telling stories based in her two favorite cities of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading somewhere with sunshine, experimenting with various visual art mediums, or working deadline shift at the Pitt News as assistant copy chief.

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Lunar New Year celebrations were held in Pittsburgh on Sunday after being pushed back due to concerns over the coronavirus. Organizers of the parade waited until Saturday night for a final go-ahead from the state Department of Health so the parade could proceed. 

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University of Pittsburgh's Board of Trustees Friday voted to become a carbon neutral campus by 2037, the school's 250th anniversary. The meeting was disrupted by more than 50 students demanding the university pull fossil fuel stocks from the school's endowment fund.

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Pennsylvania files criminal charges against individuals who sold or shared a drug used during a fatal overdose more than any other state with similar statutes.

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Before the Pirates became the first Major League team to field an all-black lineup, decades of National Negro League baseball transformed the game here in Pittsburgh.

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Two retired satellites will cross paths this evening above Pittsburgh. At around 6:30 p.m., the IRAS telescope and GGSE-4 payload are expected to come within about 40 feet of each other during their orbits. But scientists say it’s unlikely the two will make contact.