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Gender equality still too far away

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

October 11, 2019

We live in the age of positive body image and female empowerment, where we embrace curves and carry ourselves with the utmost confidence. This culture we call our own is progressive, yet many still fight back against this mov...

‘Tall Girl’ shows inauthentic tall girl experience, short of expectations

Sarah Price, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2019

Being a “tall girl” myself, I was excited to watch a movie that I could potentially relate to. Saying I am disappointed with “Tall Girl,” released by Netflix on Sept. 13, is a bit of an understatement. Over the course ...

Early Super Bowl prediction: Patriots, Cowboys face off for ring

Henry Sutter, Staff Writing

October 3, 2019

Despite the fact that the NFL season is a 16-game marathon full of injuries, controversy and adversity, predictions are made immediately as to which team will hoist the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy as the Super Bowl champion...

E-cigarettes: an inventive way to get more addicted

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2019

There are always trends that come out of nowhere, that take the nation — if not the world — by storm. Back in the early 2000s when Heelys, the questionably “stylish” tennis shoes with wheels in the heels, were released...

Op-ed: You New Yorkers: What the Greeks have to teach us about Memory and Unity in a Post-9/11 World

Kelley Sherlock, Contributing writer

September 26, 2019

On one calm September morning in 2001, at 8:46 a.m., hijackers steered Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, followed by the crash of United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower, in wh...

All levels of student-athletes ignored by the NCAA

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2019

One of the most hot-button issues in all of collegiate sports right now is whether or not college athletes should be compensated for their efforts. This conversation usually hones in on top-notch Division I male collegiate at...

The inevitable end to the Roethlisberger era

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2019

There is a very dark cloud looming over the heads of Pittsburgh sports fans, and just when you think there is a light at the end of the tunnel with football season starting up again, marking the soon-to-be end of the Pittsbur...

MMA: making history, breaking barriers

Joshua Meisegeier, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2019

By JOSHUA MEISEGEIER Contributing Writer [email protected] Shenzhen, Aug. 31 — the hearts of every audience member of the crowd pulses with anticipation. This was the event that everyone in attendance was waiting for. Seconds felt...

Mainstream TV tries to take on tough topics

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

September 19, 2019

Warning: Plotlines of the TV shows featured in this article include suicide and sexually aggressive crimes. Reader discretion is advised.  There are a million little things I love about “13 Reasons Why,” but there is only...

The human body: the most powerful form of expression

Shira Haus, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2019

Media influences culture — this is especially true in the U.S., where we are constantly saturated with TV, radio, news, the internet and magazines. Media tells us what to do, how to live, who to be; and it has an especially ...

Plan early, invest in the future now

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

September 12, 2019

Picture this: the year is 2050, and you’re surrounded with grandchildren. You’re the “cool grandparent,” though. The one who slides money under the table to their grandchildren when the parents aren’t looking, and sho...

Change needed for Trump to lose election

Shira Haus, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2019

As the 2020 U.S. presidential election looms closer each day and Democratic candidates fight for the top spot in the rankings, there is one question on everyone’s mind: who can beat President Donald Trump? And, as with such br...

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