social justice

Bryan Stevenson speaks on how to change the world

Bryan Stevenson speaks on how to change the world

04/04/19 Griffin Sendek | Features Editor As part of Robert Morris University Pittsburgh Speakers Series, Bryan Stevenson, an acclaimed lawyer famous for his work in criminal justice reform, was invited to give a speech at Heinz Hall on March 27 Stevenson structured his lecture around the ways in which people can change the world, beginning […]

MTV Video Music Awards show support for social justice

MTV Video Music Awards show support for social justice

By: Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor This past Sunday, MTV held the annual Video Music Awards hosted by Katy Perry. The show itself was a boring disaster, with no help from Perry’s terrible jokes on topics like the Fyre Festival and fidget spinners. The show was carried by a few highlights, such as exceptional performances […]

Duquesne shines a light on childhood grief

Duquesne shines a light on childhood grief

By Kailey Love | The Duquesne Duke  One in every 20 children will experience the death of a parent by the time they finish high school, according to the Highmark Caring Place. Young children especially have difficulty coping with loss. “As I have listened to grieving children and families over the years, I see grief […]

Esteemed author talks social justice at DU

Esteemed author talks social justice at DU

By Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke John Edgar Wideman, a Pittsburgh native and 10-time award-winning novelist, offered insight on think tanks as tools for social justice at a symposium Oct. 10. Wideman read an excerpt from his memoir Brothers and Keepers, which is about his incarcerated brother Robert, who holds a mandatory life sentence […]