The Foreword

Let Us Be the Nation We Know We Can Be

On November 7, in Wilmington Delaware, President-elect Joe Biden addressed the country.
December 23, 2020

On the night of November 7, in Wilmington, Delaware, Joe Biden addressed the nation for the first time since declaring victory for the Presidency of the United States. With hope in our hearts, and immeasurable...

Society Hates Teen Girls

Tiktok, one of the most controversial social media platforms used today.
December 23, 2020

Society has consistently had a problem with hating items and media associated with young women. Throughout my youth, the things that I and many other girls enjoyed and consumed were often heavily critiqued...

The 10 Best Albums of 2020

The 10 Best Albums of 2020
December 23, 2020

2020 has been a rough year in basically every conceivable way and the music industry has been no exception to this. Quarantines worldwide have kept musicians from being able to perform, causing many indie...

Black Lives Matter Graffiti Turns Into Community Art Project

A BLM mural under the Fort Duquesne Bridge downtown.
December 20, 2020

  In the midst of ongoing local and national protests demanding racial justice and decrying police brutality against African Americans, Conor Clarke and Joshua Krajnak are the first to say that...

Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination to the Supreme Court Is Everything Wrong With Our Democracy

Our government is not representing the majority of the people, but the people who have the most power.
November 23, 2020

In what we call a democratic government, to have a system that can allow a person to be put into a major government position with the power to make decisions about our country for multiple generations,...

Milk Bar Pie Is the Best Pie, and You Can’t Change My Mind

Milk Bar Pie is everything a pie should be and more.
November 23, 2020

In elementary school, I went through a phase when anyone who met me knew I liked pie. Even though I’m not quite as overt about my obsession these days, I don’t think I’ve ever come out of it. With...

The True History of Thanksgiving and Why You Should Reconsider How You Celebrate

Artwork promoting Seeding Sovereignty's program that aids Indigenous communities fighting COVID.
November 23, 2020
Innumerable Indigenous activists have been preaching about the importance of acknowledging the truth about the holiday for decades, if not centuries.

Update on Breonna Taylor’s Case

Update on Breonna Taylor's Case
November 17, 2020

A 26 year old woman by the name of Breonna Taylor was killed on the 13th of March, 2020 inside her home by police officers. The police officers were invading her house which they claimed they had a “no-knock...

A Recap of the Penguins’ Puzzling Offseason

Goalkeeper Matt Murray, who was a key contributor to the Penguins’ 2016-17 Stanley Cup wins, was traded to the Ottawa Senators.
November 13, 2020

The beginning of free agency is always a great day for sports fans of any league. You get to overreact to the changes by saying goodbye to a player you liked, but at the same time have optimism about the...

Virtual School Heightens Inequities for ESL Students

Left: Diego Ijom from Guatemala. Right: Ruth Diaz from the Dominican Republic. Mr. Robert Pacheco cites both students, who are sophomores at Allderdice, as great helpers in his online classroom.
November 12, 2020
Everyone is struggling in 2020, but the pandemic inequitably affects people who are already marginalized, like ESL students at Allderdice.

The Golden Girls’ Positive Take on Older Women and their Sexuality

Estelle Getty, Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Betty White, the 4 main characters of The Golden Girls.
November 1, 2020

The Golden Girls is a widely beloved sitcom from the late 80s and early 90s. There always seems to be a constant stream of reruns, and it has managed to remain pretty relevant in pop culture. Its comedy,...

“Emily In Paris” Was Awful. I Loved it.

Mindy (Ashley Park) and Emily (Lily Collins) in Paris. Mindy was one of the redeeming characters of the show.
November 1, 2020

In the beginning of October, Netflix released the 10 episode show, Emily In Paris. It immediately became the internet’s favorite hate-watch. It seems that everything — the fashion, the characters,...

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