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Supreme Court Hears $400 Million MoneyGram Conflict

Supreme Court Hears $400 Million MoneyGram Conflict

By Jordan Jiles, Staff Writer On Monday, October 3, the United States Supreme Court’s 2022-2023 term began, and one of the first cases it heard was a multi-million-dollar dispute involving over 30 states. The case, known as Delaware v. Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, centers around the categorization of financial instruments issued […]

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PA Supreme Court to Determine State Congressional Map

PA Supreme Court to Determine State Congressional Map

By: Jacob Schramm, Staff Writer Following the recent decision nullifying a no-excuse mail-in voting law,[1] and for the second time in three election cycles, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will resolve the ongoing dispute on Congressional redistricting.[2] The process of adopting a new Congressional map started with the 2020 census, but […]

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Bipartisan Bill Calls for the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in Pennsylvania

Bipartisan Bill Calls for the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in Pennsylvania

By Alexa Glista, Feature Editor  The legalization of marijuana for adult recreational use has been an issue pushed by Pennsylvania Democrats for many years without much success.[1] However, having a Republican on board could help the bill become law, especially because Republicans control the state House and Senate.[2] Democrat Sen. Sharif […]

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A Humanitarian Crisis in Philadelphia Prisons

A Humanitarian Crisis in Philadelphia Prisons

Photo courtesy of https://whyy.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2021-03-2-k-paynter-curran-fromhold-correctional-facility-4.jpg By: Felicia Dusha, Staff Writer Over the past few months, The Philadelphia Inquirer has reported shockingly inhumane conditions in Philadelphia’s prisons.[1] This year alone, 14 people in Philadelphia prisons have died.[2] People are locked in cells for sometimes 22 or 23 hours a day, experience delays […]

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PA Students Given Option to Repeat Grade by “Act 66”

PA Students Given Option to Repeat Grade by “Act 66”

By Jacob Schramm, Staff Writer. In December 2020, Valerie Strauss of The Washington Post asked whether it was “fair to give kids regular A-F grades when nothing has been regular about the way they are living and learning since March [2020] and won’t be for some time?”[1] Earlier that year, the Pennsylvania (PA) […]

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Coronavirus Exposes Issues with the Bar Exam – Could Major Change Be on Its Way?

Coronavirus Exposes Issues with the Bar Exam – Could Major Change Be on Its Way?

Photo provided courtesy of Pixabay.com By Giulia Schaub, Editor-in-Chief   Like all events in 2020, bar exams across the nation have been rescheduled, reformatted, and revamped to adhere to COVID-19 pandemic safety restrictions. Only 16 jurisdictions offered their July 2020 exam as originally planned, while other jurisdictions offered alternative dates […]

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The Pursuit of the Vote: Pennsylvania’s Role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement

The Pursuit of the Vote: Pennsylvania’s Role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com By:  Rachel Pressdee, Staff Writer One hundred years ago women were granted the right to vote with the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. [1] Pennsylvania was an early embracer of women’s suffrage and was the seventh state to ratify the […]

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