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Pope Francis’s Historic Visit to the United Arab Emirates

Pope Francis’s Historic Visit to the United Arab Emirates

Emma Holtz '20, Assistant Editor

March 9, 2019


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Monday February 4, 2019 marked a historical first in papal history with Pope Francis’s arrival to the United Arab Emirates. The three-day trip kicked off with a visit to Abu Dhabi’s lavish presidential palace where Francis traded luxurious travel arrangements for his understated Kia Soul. Military ...

Solidarity or Strife? President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address to a Divided Nation

Solidarity or Strife? President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address to a Divided Nation

Kavya Weaver '20, News Editor

March 9, 2019


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On February 5, millions of Americans watched President Donald Trump deliver his 2nd annual State of the Union address. In his characteristic provocative style, Trump offered both a conciliatory and divisive message. In an 82 minute speech, Trump covered a variety of controversial topics, including the construct...

Arson Suspected in Devastating Paris Fire

Maya Weaver '21, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


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  The cool waters of the Seine gently lap against its banks, reflecting the twinkling lights of Paris, France on a seemingly pristine night. However, in the distance, a far more sinister light illuminates the sky, as clouds of smoke seem to scorch the air, visible even miles away. Blister...

Behind The Longest Government Shutdown in American History

Makenna Kemper ‘22, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


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At midnight on December 22, 2018, the United States federal government started what is now known as the longest government shutdown in history. The shutdown lasted until January 25th, 2019, making this a 35-day-long event. During this time, more than one-fourth of government activities were affected, causi...

Pittsburrrgh: The Arctic Blast in the U.S.

Angela McKinzie ‘21, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


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Bring out the winter coats and pack on the layers--the polar vortex is here and it is making its presence known. The occurrence of stratospheric warming in the Arctic Circle area has pushed the polar vortex south, bombarding the United States with unfathomable cold temperatures and bizarre weather. You mus...

Venezuela Civil Unrest

Meghan Pavlick ‘21, Arts-and-Entertainment Editor

March 8, 2019


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Venezuela 2019: citizens are rioting in the street and fleeing the country in mass numbers due to the current political turmoil. The conflict stems from the bitter political rivalry between Nicolás Maduro, a socialist politician, and his opponent, Juan Guaidó, who most Venezuelans recognize as the le...

Pipe Bomb Suspect Faces Potential Life Sentence

Maya Weaver '21, Staff Writer

December 9, 2018


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The United States of America is a nation that proudly stands on its founding principles of freedom of speech and tolerance. However, recently, its threads of unity have increasingly come undone, revealing deeply rooted political divides and tensions. Each month more and more stories emerge of American...

California’s Wildfire Epidemic

Emma Shaughnessy ’20, Features Editor

December 8, 2018


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  Since November 2018, deadly wildfires have raged through the state of California, destroying homes and taking the lives of many. This isn’t the first time California has experienced such extensive wildfires. In fact, on August 4, 2018, a national disaster was declared in Northern Californi...

Progress of the Migrant Caravan

Progress of the Migrant Caravan

Kavya Weaver '20, News Editor

December 8, 2018


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Disclaimer: This is a developing story. Information presented in this article may not be current by the time of publication. In early October, a group of migrants formed a caravan in Honduras and set out on a 2,500 mile long journey to the U.S. border. Originally consisting of a group of about 200 ...

Re-planting a Tree of Life: Pittsburgh’s Struggle Against Antisemitism

Makenna Kemper ‘22, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


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  It was a crisp Saturday morning in Squirrel Hill the day that a gunman decided to walk in to Tree of Life Synagogue on Wilkins Avenue and open fire. At the time, the congregation was in the midst of a Shabbat service and a baby-naming ceremony. The massacre took the lives of 11 innocent people...

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