The Uproar

“I’m So OCD.”

Jamey Simon, Staff January 18, 2021

To add to the daily challenges that come with having mental disorders, many of them come with damaging stereotypes. Some people assume that those suffering from bipolar disorder have mood changes every...

The gridlock in Congress and the jaw-dropping reluctance of some lawmakers to stand up to injustice may be attributable to one factor -- they can be re-elected indefintely.

On Their Own Terms

Emma Kim, Staff Writer January 15, 2021

51 years. That is how long Senator Robert Byrd was in office. He represented West Virginia from 1953 until he died in 2010. While that may seem like a ridiculously long amount of time for one man to...

An accurate view of our past can be obstructed by the biases in history textbooks.

Hidden History

Alyssa Bruce, Copy Editor January 15, 2021

While textbooks are beneficial for educating the youth, many American history books tend to leave out important details, glorifying the white male leaders of the country, while ignoring both the accomplishments...



Lorenzo Zottoli, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

The days of young children only looking up to their parents may be a thing of the past thanks to various forms of social media influencers. Influencers have taken over popular online media platforms, such...

Feelings of separation and inferiority can trouble adopted children, but they can be overcome.

The Ties that Bind

Eva Bellissimo, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

Adoption is a topic that many know about but few discuss. Growing up as an adopted child, I understand why. Approximately 135,000 children are adopted annually in the U.S., but the emotional journey...

The absence of in-person school can feel like an endless cycle of monotony.

Finding Meaning in the Seemingly Meaningless

Maddie Harris, Staff Writer January 13, 2021

Picture this: you’re looking out your bedroom window after hearing laughter—children's laughter—coming from outside. You see kids in the street, running around, playing ball with their parents, and...

Students need to remember that success later in life is not solely dependent on which university they wish to attend.

Tempted by the Top-Tier Degree

Michelle Hwang, Staff Writer January 11, 2021

Seniors have arrived at the time of year when college essays have been finalized and applications have been submitted. All that remains is the uneasy waiting period before emails arrive and final decisions...

North Allegheny’s pressure for success leaves many students overworked and stressed.

Education’s Superiority Complex

Mia Dudek, Staff Writer January 11, 2021

From a young age, students at North Allegheny are taught the importance of hard work and high grades. The schools drill academic competitiveness into students' heads, setting up unrealistic expectations...

A Sentence in Need of Deletion

A Sentence in Need of Deletion

Christiaan Titus, Staff Writer January 11, 2021

The recent execution of Brandon Bernard has made some aware of what many have known for a long time: that the death penalty is cruel and outdated. Bernard was made to wait on death row for 21 years,...

Kamala Harris has enough challenges ahead of her.  Contending with opponents who willfully mispronounce her name should not be one of them.

In the Name of Respect

Lucie Flagg, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 8, 2021

Last August while discussing presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, Fox News host Tucker Carlson made a crucial mistake. Throughout his interview with Democratic political...

Trump supporters amassed in front of the Capitol building on Wednesday, shortly before chaos ensued.

The Company They Keep

Quinn Volpe, Staff Writer January 8, 2021

I spent more time in quarantine than I would like to admit scrolling through far-right media sources such as PragerU and Breitbart, knowing full well that they are a desecration of journalistic integrity. ...

Richard Barnett from Arkansas sits at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's desk after the breach of Capitol Hill

America Is on Life Support

Zachary Ludwick, Staff Writer January 7, 2021

I was supposed to be writing a piece on Biden’s economic plan and my disagreements with it, but yesterday's events in Washington D.C. rapidly turned my thoughts. America is now put on life support. What...

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