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PPS students returning to school in the fall of 2021.

The Pittsburgh Board of Education Unanimously Approves Revised COVID-19 Plan, Drops Mask Mandate

Pavel Marin, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

On April 27, 2022, the Pittsburgh Public Schools Board of Directors voted to approve a new and revised Health and Safety Plan, originally required by law through the American Rescue Plan, according to...

Seven Springs Mountain Resort covered in the winter snow.

Vail Resorts Acquires Pennsylvania Ski Spots

Anisha Willis, Local News Editor February 5, 2022

A common debate among Pittsburgh’s ski and snowboard community is between Seven Springs Mountain Resort or Hidden Valley Resort. Most people have a preference, based on snow quality, crowd numbers, skiable...

Black Women for a Better Education on their Goals, Achievements, and Purpose

Black Women for a Better Education on their Goals, Achievements, and Purpose

Naomi Segel, Editorials Editor January 20, 2022

Exacerbated by the pandemic, Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) has both faced and created issues pertaining to equity, transportation, finance, and virtual learning. As a result of this, the underperformance...

In November of 1758, British forces found the remains of Fort Duquesne in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh’s First Thanksgiving: Our Historic Contribution to the National Holiday

Anisha Willis, Local News Editor November 23, 2021

The fall of orange leaves is leaving barren twigs, and the sun is setting earlier now, casting a chilly shadow over the three rivers of Pittsburgh. Happy autumn everyone! Whether fall is your favorite...

The FBI says Douglas A. Jensen, pictured above, was among the first to breach the Capitol on January 6.

‘QAnon Anonymous’ Host on the Importance of Students Understanding Conspiracy Theories

Andrew Sherbinin, Staff Writer November 23, 2021

On November 2, QAnon supporters gathered in Dallas, Texas for a rally, expecting deceased John Kennedy Jr. to return as Donald Trump’s running mate for the 2024 Presidential election. In a very anticlimactic...

Meet the New Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Wayne Walters

Meet the New Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Wayne Walters

Abigail Naveh, Staff Writer November 14, 2021

“Hello, Abigail. How was your day today?”, inquired Dr. Walters as soon as we began our interview. When I decided to reach out to the superintendent to set up an interview for this article, I was...

Climate change has been affecting life in Pittsburgh visibly in recent years.

How a Changing Climate is Changing Pittsburgh

Nate Chinman, Staff Writer October 20, 2021

 Humans have been altering their environment for thousands of years to suit their needs: changing the land, farming, and building cities. However, in recent human history, this practice has been dramatically...

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...

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 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...

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