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Cato vs. Heritage: Policy analyst and legal fellow debate Trump’s immigration policy

Several students hold signs in protest of the debate between the Cato Institute and the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday night. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Nolan Roosa and Bailey Frisco | Staff Writers

September 21, 2017

Protesters held signs, made disruptive noises and yelled the names of people who lost their lives crossing the U.S.-Mexico border at the Cato vs. Heritage debate Wednesday evening. After some protesters left the debate and the Pitt police escorted others out, the Kurtzman room was no longer fille...

Identity politics: finding my heritage in a hometown I never knew

Kim Rooney (left) studied abroad in China this summer and visited the welfare center in Gaoyou. (Photo Courtesy of Kim Rooney)

By Kim Rooney | Contributing Editor

August 28, 2017

When talking about adoption, people approach me with a delicate curiosity, like when enquiring about the sick or the dying. Apologies, whether for the assumption that my parents are my birth parents or for the adoption itself, are common. People don’t quite know what to say to me. They ask more...

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