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The Reparations Debate Is More Than a Dollar Figure
The topic of reparations for African Americans isn’t a new concept. America as a country has touched on this issue, albeit briefly, quite a few times during the course of its history. Recent political jockeying for the 2020 election season has brought the topic back to the forefront for both African Americans, and the greater public. What are reparations? Why is the debate taking place now? Wasn’t slavery a long time ago? Those questions and others are typical of how the dialogue on this topic h...
Kaylee Good8 hours ago
The False Paradox: Cultural Heritage vs Human Life
As I sat on the train on my commute home on Monday April 16, I, like millions of others, read the news in horror. Notre Dame was burning. My heart hurt as it felt like I had seen this scene play out a...
The 15th Amendment
The 15th Amendment was about giving black men the right to vote, seeing as it stated that the United States cannot deny the vote based on race, color, or whether one had been a slave or not. The 15th ...
Eliza Fayea day ago
High School Horror
It was the last month of my senior year at Norwin High School, a small community east of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and everyone in my school had what was called “senioritis.” Senioritis, a condition hi...
Tessa Giassona day ago
The Ongoing Battle for Gay Rights
Growing up in the 70s and 80s was not always easy, but it was particularly hard if someone was anything out of the “ordinary.” This era was crucial when it came to things like human rights and toleran...
Johnny Vedmore2 days ago
A First Day at Kendall House—Taken from Resident Testimony—Kendall House Part 1
The small 15-year-old girl stood on the doorstep of the formidable Kendall House with her child care officer. Her stepfather and mother had no desire to continue being her legal guardians, and there w...