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The image above captures Daunte Wright with his young son.

The News Media is Asking the Wrong Questions About the Murder of Daunte Wright

Chloe Werner April 12, 2021

On Sunday, our hearts were broken again by yet another report of a Black man shot and killed by a police officer. Daunte Wright, 20 years old and father to a young son, was killed when police pulled him...

The Storming Of the Capital: Why Did This Happen and How do we Stop it From Happening Again?

Dakota Castro-Jarrett March 4, 2021

Almost everyone seems to agree that the events at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6th was a very momentous moment in American history. This is the first time that any real group of people have raided...

The fundamental irony of the Filibuster, portrayed as a cartoon

The Filibuster Upholds a Racist, Undemocratic Power Structure in Washington

Naomi Segel March 4, 2021

Whether it be the notable Stackhouse filibuster in Season 2 of Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The West Wing’ or the movie ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,’ the filibuster is both an infamous and misunderstood...

Members of the Pittsburgh community demonstrate for the Black Lives Matter movement.

It Is Time to Bridge the Gap Between Pittsburgh’s Black and Jewish Communities.

Chloe Werner November 15, 2020

For myself and the vast majority of both Jewish and non-Jewish students at Allderdice, October 27 will never again be a normal day. On October 27, 2018, Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life (TOL) synagogue witnessed...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in 1980, serving as a federal appeals court judge.

Dear Justice Ginsburg,

Gabriella Naveh October 16, 2020

Given the fact that I was already enamored with government and politics by the age of five, it might seem unlikely that our paths did not cross sooner; but of course, my knowledge was much more limited...

Students report mixed reviews for online learning.

Allderdice Adjusts to First Week of Online School

Chloe Werner October 1, 2020

This month, in light of the COVID-19 health crisis, Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) students launched the start of their school year completely virtually. After months balancing different risk factors,...

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