The Foreword

Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock Campaigning (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

The Historic Democratic Victories in Georgia, and the Role Stacey Abrams Campaigned Against Voter Suppression to Make Them Happen

Chloe Werner March 19, 2021

The Georgia runoff elections were a turning point for a state that has been reliably Republican for decades. Shortly after going blue in last year's presidental election for the first time since 1992,...

Picture of Pittsburgh neighborhood Point Breeze from many years ago.

Looking into Pittsburgh’s Segregated Communities

Zoe Obenza-Bridges March 2, 2021

Growing up at the junction of Point Breeze, Homewood, and Wilkinsburg Borough, the drastic differences between the three neighborhoods had always confused me. How was it that driving just three minutes...

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Covid School Closing

Daynell Griffin January 14, 2021

In Early March 2020 schools across the country were shut down due to covid 19 forcing all school districts to turn to online schooling. According to yalemedicine.org coronavirus AKA Covid-19 is “A family...

Protesters for the Black Lives Matter movement take to the streets in Pittsburgh

An Overview of BLM Protests in Pittsburgh

Dakota Castro-Jarrett December 22, 2020

The brutal murder of George Floyd on May 25th, 2020 led to the outbreak of hundreds of protests across the nation, and eventually internationally, under the banner of Black Lives Matter or BLM. These protests...

Mayor Bill Peduto speaking at a press conference on the release of this task force report. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette, 2020)

A Look Into Pittsburgh’s New Taskforce on Police Reform

Dakota Castro-Jarrett December 22, 2020

On October 19th, the Pittsburgh Community Task Force on Police Reform was released providing suggestions on what the city can do to address issues with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police (PBP), especially...

The Manor has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, as has the entire theater industry.

The Manor Struggles As Pandemic Devastates Theater Industry

Luke Chinman November 10, 2020

Of all of the industries affected by the coronavirus pandemic, movie theaters have been some of the hardest hit. Along with other non-essential businesses, movie theaters were forced to shutter mid-March....

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” - Maya Angelou (Libby Hilf)

A Rainbow Over McCahill Park

Gabriella Naveh November 10, 2020

Abagael “Abbie” Whittingham always knew that she wanted to become a teacher. “I just love helping people,” she says. Whittingham, a Pittsburgh native and lifelong Pittsburgh Public School teacher,...

Amy Coney Barrett’s historic, and controversial hearing proved how relavent gender equality is in politics. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call from Rolling Stones)

Amy Coney Barrett’s Hearing Shows How Sexism is Still Apparent in American Politics

Anisha Willis November 6, 2020

On October 12th, the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett began. The topic of family was a major theme throughout much of this hearing. With 7 kids at home, Congress was curious how she...

President Trump has stubbornly refused to mandate, encourage, or even demonstrate mask-wearing. (Donald Trump has COVID. What risk does he face?, Deccan Herald, 2020)

The Trump Administration’s COVID-19 Response Continues to Cause Nationwide Harm

Chloe Werner November 6, 2020

News of President Trump catching the coronavirus has kindled out around the country as quickly as it had flared up, due to the dismissive attitude the president took on regarding his own health. Only a...

There is much uncertainty regarding Halloween in 2020
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Halloween 2020: What Will it Look Like?

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...

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

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

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...

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

West Coast Wildfires: An Air Quality Investigation

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...

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