Sophia Levin

Class of 2025


  • At Pitt, protestors outnumber Turning Point USA attendees by more than 12 to 1

    On Friday evening, protesters outnumbered attendees of the Turning Point USA event at Pitt by more than 12 to one. Phillips was the first of three anti-trans speakers that conservative student groups invited to campus. Of the roughly 40 students at the event, a third were protesters, and when police told them to leave, they joined hundreds of ...

    News | March 27, 2023
  • Protesting anti-trans speakers, Pitt and CMU students unite

    Last week, University of Pittsburgh sophomore Agate began mulling whether they should transfer schools. They enjoyed their majors, biological sciences and theater arts. They had found wonderful communities at Pitt, including within PRISM, an activism-focused LGBTQ club. Not even Pittsburgh’s perpetually overcast sky was a factor in this internal debate. Agate considered transferring when they lear...

    News | March 20, 2023
  • CMU hosts Allegheny County Executive candidates for Democratic forum

    On Saturday, Feb. 18 Carnegie Mellon hosted the seven Democrats running for Allegheny County Executive shared their platforms. Since 2012, the position has been held by three-term County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. The forum was moderated by Pittsburgh City Democratic Committee chair Leann Younger, Allegheny County Democratic Committee member Heidi Nortman, and WPXI anchor Lisa Sylvester. The prima...

    News | February 20, 2023
  • Hundreds gather at Fence to mourn Urumqi victims, protest China’s ‘zero Covid’ policy

    The Tartan granted full or partial anonymity to the people we interviewed to protect them and their families.

    On Friday night, roughly 300 Carnegie Mellon and Pitt students gathered at the Fence to mourn the 10 people killed by an apartment fire in Urumqi, Xinjiang. They also protested China’s strict Covid policies and human rights abuses. For most students, this was their first protest.

    News | December 5, 2022
  • Democrats saw surprising success in 2022 Midterms, Chatham panel explains why

    “How were the Democrats able to overcome history?” asked Dana Brown, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP). “In the last 22 midterm elections between 1934 and 2018, the President’s party has on average lost 28 seats in the House and four seats in the Senate.” This year, Democrats lost just a net of [six congresspeople](

    News | November 21, 2022

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