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California Compensating Student Athletes in a Creative Way

by Ravi Marfatia, Staff Writer Should certain student athletes get paid in addition to their athletic scholarships? Prominent sportswriters certainly think so. Michael Wilbon, a senior columnist for ESPN.com, has said student athletes who participate in basketball and football should get paid based on contracts such as the 10.8 billion […]

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The American Dream: Own a Meth Lab

by: Amy Coleman, Staff Writer Jonathan Hankins’ family made national news when, after developing a series of strange and painful ailments, they discovered that their home was previously used as a methamphetamine laboratory. After moving in on June 2012, Jonathan began experiencing extreme dry mouth.  His wife, Beth, also developed […]

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Finding Hope in H.O.P.E.

by Jenna R. Smith, Staff Writer The current population of Allegheny County Jail is 2,600, and of these 2,600 inmates, 65% will recidivate. However, since October 2006, more than 2,300 males have participated in The Foundation of H.O.P.E. Pre-Release Program at the A.C.J. Of those male inmates participating in this […]

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Victim No. 1 Revealed

Victim No. 1 Revealed

by: Amy Coleman, Staff Writer On Friday, October 19, 2012, the first accuser of Jerry Sandusky came forward on national news to announce his identity.  His name is Aaron Fisher, and he is 18 years old. Fisher joined the Second Mile, Jerry Sandusky’s charity, at age 10.  He began spending […]

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Legislative History: Four Steps to Success

Legislative History: Four Steps to Success

by: Judy Hale Reed, Staff Writer When I saw how excited Duquesne Law 2L Daniel Conlon was, in the law library of all places, I had to find out why. When Daniel laid out his recent research victory, accomplished with initial guidance from Associate Library Director Dittakavi Rao, my interest […]

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Superheroes Among Us

Superheroes Among Us

by: Brian Panucci, Staff Writer How would the law handle big-budget movie superheroes like Batman or the Avengers if they existed in reality? While Commissioner Gordon may have turned a blind eye when Batman pummeled the bad guy, legally Batman would be guilty of battery. In fact, despite their costumes […]

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