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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...

The Manor Struggles As Pandemic Devastates Theater Industry

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

A Rainbow Over McCahill Park

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” - Maya Angelou (Libby Hilf)
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 Hearing Shows How Sexism is Still Apparent in American Politics

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)
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...

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

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)
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...

Halloween 2020: What Will it Look Like?

There is much uncertainty regarding Halloween in 2020
Cape Breton Post
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...

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
October 22, 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 Wildfires: An Air Quality Investigation

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

How COVID-19 has Affected the Struggle Against Climate Change

How COVID-19 has Affected the Struggle Against Climate Change
June 19, 2020

COVID-19 has greatly influenced the way society has shifted and changed in the past three months—from walking across the street when you see someone on the sidewalk to not going to work or school and...

Another Incident of Police Brutality Rattles the Country

George Floyd with his daughter
May 30, 2020

Monday, May 25, was a dark day for Minneapolis, Minnesota. George Floyd, a 46-year old African American man, was arrested by four police officers. Unarmed, he was handcuffed and pinned to the ground under...

2019 Local Election Recap

Allegheny County DA Candidates Stephen Zappala (left) and Lisa Middleman (right)
November 19, 2019

On November 5, the 2019 Pennsylvania General Elections took place. It was an off-year election so the ballot did not feature any major legislative races. Still, ballot referendums and elected positions...

“In Memoriam” Event Will Honor Victims of Gun Violence and Demand Action From Legislators

“In Memoriam” Event Will Honor Victims of Gun Violence and Demand Action From Legislators
October 22, 2019

This Sunday, October 27, will mark one year since the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. In collaboration with community partners and faith organizations including CeasefirePA and Bend the Arc, Squirrel...

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