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Opinion | Lori Loughlin’s prison sentence further exposes biases in the criminal justice system

Actress Lori Loughlin bribed admissions and standardized test proctors in order to ensure her children’s acceptance into top universities.
September 1, 2020
The recent announcement that actress Lori Loughlin received a two-month prison sentence for her involvement in the “Varsity Blues” scandal is yet another example of how biased the criminal justice system is toward people of privilege and fame.

‘Black Mirror’ reflects cruel U.S. crime system

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)
January 25, 2018

Growing up was difficult enough with two living parents — I can’t imagine reaching adulthood with only one of them. What’s truly unimaginable, though, is growing up with your parent’s consciousness...

Off-year election marks desire for criminal justice reform

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)
November 16, 2017

Despite our national representatives’ inability to agree on anything, the Nov. 7 off-year elections showed that the nation at large is united by at least one thing — criminal justice reform. Pittsburghers...

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