THE GROWING POWER OF CONGRESSWOMEN OF COLOR

Kathryn Fleisher | Business Manager The 2018 Midterm Elections yielded a long list of “firsts” for women of color in terms of electoral representation. During this past election cycle, the first Native American women were elected to Congress, the first Muslim women were elected to Congress (including the first Somali refugee), and many districts across […]

IT’S NOT OFFENSIVE, IT’S FOOTBALL

Molly Gonzales | Layout Editor “PA Priests Graduated from PSU,” reads the bed sheet hung from the wrap-around-porch of an Atwood Street row house. Snickering Pitt students crowd around the sign to take pictures for Snapchat and Instagram. “This one might be the best we’ve seen!” a girl in a tie-dye shirt covered in Greek […]

GIVE

Kathryn Fleisher | Business Manager Give give give   like the stars are destined to freefall from the sky unless you hold them all in place,   like the tides will refuse to advance and retreat unless you remember to push and to pull at all the right times in all the right ways;   and […]

STATEMENT FROM THE EDITOR

Dear Readers, As a Pittsburgh-based magazine and student organization, the Fourth Wave will not post an article this Sunday.  Today is a day for us and all students and faculty at the University of Pittsburgh to attend memorial vigils, give of our time and resources, and stand with the Jewish community.  Our hearts are broken, […]

THE MODERN PROBLEM OF MENSTRUAL EQUITY

Bailey Layish | Contributor When I was in fifth grade, I was pulled out of class along with all the other girls my age.  We sat in a big room, and the school nurse explained periods to us. The boys were outside playing kickball. After the presentation, each of us was handed a small plastic […]