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The Investment Fund Based on Deceit

The Investment Fund Based on Deceit

By Amber Pavucsko, Staff Writer As other funds were suffering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Infinity Q’s funds were outperforming its competitors.[1] James Velissaris, the former Chief Investment Officer and founder of Infinity Q, was charged with fraud last month by U.S. authorities for inflating assets held in funds by […]

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What is Martial Law?

What is Martial Law?

By Reganne Hardy, Staff Writer. On February 24, 2022, Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky invoked martial law over the entire country for thirty days.[1] In President Zelenesky’s decree, the military and Ministry of Internal Affairs are to uphold the law of Ukraine to maintain public safety and Ukraine’s interests.[2] The Ministry of Internal […]

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PA Supreme Court Holds Pittsburgh Overreached with Section 8 Nondiscrimination Ordinance

PA Supreme Court Holds Pittsburgh Overreached with Section 8 Nondiscrimination Ordinance

By Nathan Polacek, Staff Writer Since 2015, Pittsburgh landlords, through the Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh, have been fighting an ordinance classifying “source of income” as a protected class. [1],[2],[3],[4]  Under Pittsburgh’s housing discrimination ordinance, landlords are prohibited from rejecting potential Section 8 tenants.[5]  HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher, commonly referred to as a […]

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Cryptocurrency and Taxation

Cryptocurrency and Taxation

By Emma Betz, Staff Writer As much in our world has evolved, there is a strong demand for virtual developments. Recently, there has been a growing medium of exchange – cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency, otherwise known as digital or virtual currency, is a medium of exchange not technically considered regular money.[1] Dissimilar to […]

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Justice Department Sues Missouri Over Bill That Bans Police from Enforcing Federal Firearm Laws

Justice Department Sues Missouri Over Bill That Bans Police from Enforcing Federal Firearm Laws

By Alexa Glista, Features Editor On February 16th, The US Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Missouri, which is seeking to stop the enforcement of a bill that declared several federal firearms laws “invalid.”[1] The complaint asserts that the bill, known as the Second Amendment Preservation Act, is unconstitutional and is preventing law enforcement […]

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Sandy Hook Parents Succeed in Lawsuit Against Remington

Sandy Hook Parents Succeed in Lawsuit Against Remington

By: Madeline Olds, Web Editor On December 14, 2012, a shooter entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and committed one of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States, with twenty-six victims.[1] It is the fourth deadliest shooting in the United States and the deadliest shooting to occur within an elementary school.[2] Greatly […]

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The Right to Repair

The Right to Repair

By Amber Pavucsko, Staff Writer What do you do if your $1,500 electronic device breaks? Maybe you try to fix it yourself to save some money,[1]but you need a special screwdriver to open it up.[2] So, you buy the screwdriver, but realize the device’s battery needs to be replaced after it has […]

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