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Column: Hosting World Cup in Russia is dangerous for LGBTQ+ fans

Column: Hosting World Cup in Russia is dangerous for LGBTQ+ fans

By Hannah Schneider, Sports Editor

June 13, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Professional sports environments aren’t traditionally safe spaces for LGBTQ+ athletes and fans — especially in Russia, where policies outlawing “gay propaganda” have been condemned by the European Court of Human Rights as “discriminatory.” With the 2018 World Cup games quickly approachin...

Women in STEM events demolish discrimination

Women in STEM events demolish discrimination

By Ana Altchek | Columnist

April 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

When it comes to the major revenue-generating sources, it’s no secret that women face disadvantages in the workforce. And when it comes to STEM fields, this gender gap is even wider. With men holding the majority of STEM-related careers, I don’t need to be a STEM major to know the struggle women ...

‘Little House on the Prairie’ offers modern-day reflection

‘Little House on the Prairie’ offers modern-day reflection

By Mariam Shalaby | Senior Columnist

March 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Seeking respite from a relentless flu last month, I took my childhood favorite “Little House on the Prairie” from my bookshelf. Curling up on the couch, I wondered what kept drawing me back to the story I’ve loved since I was a young girl. I chuckled. What could I, an Egyptian-Chinese daughter of Muslim...

Sports Journalism needs, deserves more female representation

Sports Journalism needs, deserves more female representation

By Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor

June 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It’s halftime during the Pitt vs Duke game at Heinz Field. The photo room is warm and abuzz with chatter — most Pittsburgh-based photographers know one another and are sharing inside jokes and quips as they upload their first half shots to their respective publications. I felt remarkably out of place for no discer...

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