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Actress Lori Loughlin bribed admissions and standardized test proctors in order to ensure her children’s acceptance into top universities.

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

By Remy Samuels, Staff Columnist 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.
(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

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

By Will Schulman | Columnist 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...

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

Off-year election marks desire for criminal justice reform

By Ben Sheppard | Columnist 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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