IDENTITY VOTING

Natalie Nelson | Staff Writer With one year and seven months left to go until the next United States presidential election, politicians (and some non-politicians) have been declaring their presidential candidacies. Prominent figures such as Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, and Tulsi Gabbard have been described as strong forces for underrepresented groups in the […]

THE DISTORTED PSYCHOLOGY OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Regan Kelly | Staff Writer Science is inseparable from psychology. Do we believe what we are seeing? Are there confounding variables? And is it something we should even care about? According to the psychology of immediacy, if it doesn’t impact us in a distinct or tangible way, we’re not going to spend the energy trying […]

ANTWON ROSE II

Natalie Nelson | Staff Writer On June 19, 2018, Antwon Rose was murdered by East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld while Rose was fleeing from a car that was allegedly involved in a hit and run a few minutes prior. The events of Rose’s death took place only a week after he was trained and […]

COLONIALISM AND THE GENDER BINARY

J Mogilyansky | Contributor In their essay, “Coming Home: Queer South Asians and the Politics of Family,” Alok Vaid-Menon, a transgender South Asian activist, writes about being forced to leave their heritage and family behind in order to assimilate to white LGBT activism. They found themselves buying into the white narrative that immigrants and people […]

IMPLICATIONS OF MEDICALIZING INTERSEXUALITY

Elsa Eckenrode | Staff Writer The ways intersex individuals have been treated by medical professionals in the past has largely been influenced by the medicalization of gender identity. It can be understood clearly through analyzing the history of intersexuality’s medicalization that it was done deliberately to preserve America’s ideals of normative gender. Intersexuality is a […]

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 […]