February 14, just another day

February 14, just another day

Mariam Abbas, Contributor

February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day. A day to share love with others through material items that you bought in a store. Those are the same items you will throw away in two weeks. Sometimes, you will throw them away immediately after taking that perfect picture to commemorate the day you expressed love through a heart...

Proper Role of a United States Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

Nikolaus Schuster, Contributor

December 19, 2018

On September 4, 2018, the U.S Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings for President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh. Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination sparked fierce debate among Democratic and Republican lawmakers over the role of a United States Supreme Court Justice. The debate...

Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia isn’t anywhere near a debate

Trophy comparison as of 2016

Luke Henne, Contributor

March 5, 2018

Sure, Philadelphia may have a much bigger population than Pittsburgh. Sure, Philadelphia may outnumber Pittsburgh in professional sports teams (4 to 3). However, recent antics in Pennsylvania's biggest city proves that indeed the west side is the best side. It is worth noting that the rivalries within...

Opening the Jar

Opening the Jar

February 20, 2018

Welcome to Opening the Jar, the second edition! I am honored to be back for a second article. This time we will talk about college. As a senior in high school, college is on my mind all the time. Most second semester seniors know where they are going to attend school in the fall, however I do not....

Opening the Jar

Opening the Jar

February 1, 2018

Welcome to Opening the Jar! Now I know the title must be a little confusing so let me explain. My nickname is Jar... weird right? My friends dad tried to think of a nickname for me. I was called many names before Jar. One of them was Jamar, that was then shorten to Jar and it stuck. Anyway, this is the...

Ranked: Top Ten Hip Hop Albums of 2017

Patrick Inman

January 4, 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, individuals have been graced with some incredible music thus far in terms of rap/hip-hop. 2017 was a record year for hip-hop in both commercial success and overall influence on the growing culture. Although the hip-hop landscape has changed drastically from its roots in the...

Fenty: Makeup or magic?

Fenty: Makeup or magic?

Kiara Carrasquilla, Contributor

November 3, 2017

The most difficult problem about finding makeup relate to the following questions: Is it reasonably priced? Will it conceal all my blemishes? Will I find my shade? Finally, there is a makeup brand that can fit all these criteria questions. Never being able to find your perfect foundation shade is o...

Is the new BnDz worth a visit?

Ben Snell and Patrick Inman

October 23, 2017

BnDz is a brand local Pittsburgh chain restaurant that recently had a location open in Cranberry Township. The acronym stands for "burgerz and dogz," and both are premium features of this restaurant. Kiara, Ben, and I decided to test out the new eatery, and all of us were very impressed. Here are...

High-school students apologize for offending opposing school with USA theme

High-school students apologize for offending opposing school with USA theme

Matt Di Michele, Staff Writer

March 18, 2017

A high school basketball game that took place last week became controversial when tensions arose regarding the home team's USA-themed student section. Valley High School's basketball fans offended their opponents, Des Moines North High School, with their red, white and blue apparel during the matchup...

The land of opportunity…almost

The land of opportunity...almost

Katie Clark, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order enacting an immigration ban that is destructive, hypocritical, and undermining of American values. Donald Trump’s immigration ban prevents travel into the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries: Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Syria,...