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How COVID-19 has Affected the Struggle Against Climate Change

How COVID-19 has Affected the Struggle Against Climate Change

Dani Jordan

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 staying six feet apart from people who you love for your and their safety. All of these new norms ...

Another Incident of Police Brutality Rattles the Country

George Floyd with his daughter

Chloe Werner

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 a white officer’s knee. “I can’t breathe,” he was gasping out, but to no avail. Floyd was...

2019 Local Election Recap

Allegheny County DA Candidates Stephen Zappala (left) and Lisa Middleman (right)

Maya Shook

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 were decided at the state, county, municipal, and school board levels. While the upcoming 2020 presidential...

“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

Maya Shook

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 Hill Stands Against Gun Violence will hold an event titled “In Memoriam.” It will take pl...

A Guide to the Modern Age of News Consumption

A Guide to the Modern Age of News Consumption

Luke Chinman

October 9, 2019

In the last few years, it has become increasingly difficult to keep up with the news. The age of smartphones and social media has made media more accessible than ever before, yet it has introduced new concerns over purposeful misreporting and the sensationalization by sites more interested in clicks...

Jeffrey Epstein Ends His Life Years After Horrifying Child Abuse Scandal

Jeffrey Epstein Ends His Life Years After Horrifying Child Abuse Scandal

Lily Cain

October 8, 2019

Over the summer on August 10th Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide in his cell at the Metropoliton Correctional Center in New York. For those who have no idea who that was, Jeffrey Epstein was a math teacher turned American financier, he went from working at an investment bank called Bear Stearns to sta...

Greta Thunberg, the Girl Battling Climate Change, Takes on America

Greta Thunberg, the Girl Battling Climate Change, Takes on America

Lily Cain

October 8, 2019

On August 28, 2019 Greta Thunberg stepped off of her zero emission boat into new territory; the America of the Trump administration, the one that pulled out of the Paris Agreement, an alliance aimed towards addressing environmental concerns, during June of 2017. This was no small feat for Thunberg as h...

Public Defender Lisa Middleman Promises to Fix ‘Broken’ District Attorney Office, If Elected

Public Defender Lisa Middleman Promises to Fix ‘Broken’ District Attorney Office, If Elected

Maya Shook

October 8, 2019

In the upcoming Pennsylvania general elections on November 5, Lisa Middleman will challenge long-time incumbent Stephen Zappala for the position of Allegheny County District Attorney (DA). Zappala faced opposition in the primary election last May from fellow Democratic candidate Turahn Jenkins, but u...

What is Going on in the Amazon Rainforest?

What is Going on in the Amazon Rainforest?

Dani Jordan

October 8, 2019

If you watch the news you may have seen large fires burning throughout the Amazon rainforest. You also probably heard about slash-and-burn agriculture, but you might’ve not understood what it all meant and the effects it’s having on the planet.  Starting from the basics, the Amazon Rainforest is the largest r...