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Halloween 2020: What Will it Look Like?

There is much uncertainty regarding Halloween in 2020
Cape Breton Post

Aidan Birkenfeld

October 29, 2020

It's officially spooky season! It's inevitable that Halloween this year will look way different than what we are used to. With Coronavirus guidelines in effect, we may not be able to enjoy Halloween and the Fall season the same way this year. But nonetheless, our country has worked to find a way to enj...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Votes to Remove Green Party Candidate from Presidential Ballot

A photograph of Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins speaking at a Green Party Rally - From ProCon.org

Dani Jordan

October 23, 2020

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in early September in a 5-2 Democratic Majority vote to remove Howie Hawkins, the Green Party presidential candidate, from the ballot. This decision was made after the Green Party didn’t fully execute the strict rules for submitting their paperwork needed to run f...

West Coast Wildfires: An Air Quality Investigation

“West Coast Wildfire smoke blows eastward covering a New York sunrise.” - Courtesy of Fox News

Aidan Birkenfeld

October 22, 2020

For a little over four months now, the West Coast of the United States has been plagued by wildfires, destroying homes and the families who lived in them alike. The origin of the fires is believed to have started from human-related causes such as a gender reveal party gone wrong with pyrotechnics bu...

City Budget Shortfall: An Argument for the Defunding of the PPD and the Taxation of UPMC

WESA, UPMC Workers Say Debt To Their Employer An Example Of Hospital System Exploiting Tax Exempt Status, 2019

Dakota Castro-Jarrett

October 13, 2020

The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has made a massive budget shortfall in the city of Pittsburgh of around $100 million. In my opinion, there is only one way that the city can make up this deficit without hurting the working-class people within it any more than they are already being hur...