immigrants

We need to change the way we think about immigration in the U.S.

We need to change the way we think about immigration in the U.S.

04/04/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor At the end of March, photos taken under a bridge in El Paso took the internet by storm. Hundreds of migrant families were packed into a parking lot, surrounded with razor-wire. The ground was covered in trash. Children, with their cheeks pressed up against the fence, looked out […]

As debate surrounds Trump’s wall, immigrants remain vilified

As debate surrounds Trump’s wall, immigrants remain vilified

01/19/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Above all else, America is, has been and will always be a nation made up of immigrants. Is that a controversial statement? Well, it shouldn’t be. Every white citizen in the U.S. today is an American because somewhere in their family’s lineage, someone was not. Be it a […]

A Shattered Cultural Mosaic

A Shattered Cultural Mosaic

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 06/20/2018 “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” These words, iconic and once defining of a nation, were penned by Emma Lazarus in 1883. Then, 20 years later, they were mounted on the Statue of Liberty as part of a poem called “The New […]

South Side gallery showcases minority, immigrant artwork

South Side gallery showcases minority, immigrant artwork

By Claudia Hardy | Staff Writer  01/18/2018 Cultural identity has been examined for years now. Who am I? What am I contributing to society? How will my voice be heard? For a group of local artists, exploring those questions and sharing their personal experiences and beliefs through powerfully moving art became a shared goal for […]

Sexual assault larger than illegal immigrants

Sexual assault larger than illegal immigrants

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  It is 2017, and rape is still not being taken seriously, even by people in the highest positions of power within the United States. On March 21, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer used a rape case at a Maryland high school to show why undocumented illegal immigrants are […]

Immigrants make Pittsburgh vibrant city

Immigrants make Pittsburgh vibrant city

By: Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  They say that variety is the spice of life. No one likes boring, no one likes bland. We all like to change life up. The same can be said about diversity. After all, different cultures offer different perspectives on life that, theoretically, we should embrace. But that’s not always […]