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An in-depth look at the U.S. Soccer election

From left to right, top row first, the candidates of U.S. Soccer presidential election: Michael Winograd, Kyle Martino, Paul Caligiuri, Hope Solo, (bottom row, left to right) Eric Wynalda, Kathy Carter, Steve Gans and Carlos Cordeiro.

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

January 29, 2018

In three weeks the U.S. Soccer Federation will have a new president at the helm. Sunil Gulati's time in charge is done. There were plenty of positives in Gulati's term three years of presidency, which began back in 2006. However, the end of Gulati's reign at U.S. Soccer was plagued by one giant...

NWSL’s growing pain shown through FC Kansas City

Photo of the 2015 NWSL Champions, FC Kansas City, courtesy of Steve Dykes/Getty Images.

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

December 4, 2017

Despite multiple notable players joining the league, a TV network broadcasting their games or the on-the-field success of athletes, the National Women's Soccer League has a huge problem. Money. Money is the root of most problems, is it not? The NWSL is learning that the hard way. Last year,...

Save the Crew: A tale of betrayal in MLS

Save the Crew: A tale of betrayal in MLS

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

October 31, 2017

Major League Soccer has shaken up their teams quite a bit over the years. New teams pop up, called expansion clubs, regularly. This year, Minnesota United and Atlanta United were both teams to enter their first MLS season. Atlanta was successful, claiming a spot in the playoffs, in the Eastern Conference. Minnesota...

Domestic terrorism in America: A larger discussion

Domestic terrorism in America: A larger discussion

Angel Funk, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017

Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old American citizen, opened fire on Oct. 1 from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Hotel. The mass shooting has become the deadliest in United States History with the death toll reaching 59 people, including Paddock, with an excess of 500 injured. The incident has left many p...

Failure to Protect

James Rudolph, Opinions Editor

October 18, 2017

On Oct. 9, Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, signed off on repealing President Barrack Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), which heavily regulated greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. This counts as another win President Trump, who signed an executive order o...

A Dying Dream

Photo of Donald Trump courtesy of the Associated Press.

James Rudolph, Opinions Editor

October 18, 2017

U.S District Judge William Alsup court ordered the Trump administration to release legal advice and information on its moved to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. They are required to turn over all materials pertaining to Homeland Security rolling back the program by Oct...

U.S. Soccer, it’s time to clean the house

Photo of the U.S. Men's National Team against Trinidad and Tobago courtesy of  John Dorton/U.S. Soccer.

Rachael McKriger, Editor-In-Chief

October 11, 2017

For the first time since 1986, the United States Men’s National Team has been eliminated from the World Cup. The shocking 2-1 loss in Trinidad and Tobago, along with wins by Panama and Honduras, put the United States in fifth place in the Hexagonal, their World Cup qualifying group. Mexico led...

Newspapers are dying, but the media isn’t

On the left, the Chicago Tribune cover after the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. The Tribune still hires staff photographers, while the Sun Times does not.

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

August 29, 2017

Many cities in the United States are seeing a certain aspect of our society trend toward a downward spiral. That would be newspapers. The newspaper industry is heading toward the ground. The Pittsburgh Tribune Review elected to stop running a print newspaper in December 2016. On July 17, 2017,...

Out of touch with reality: Trump’s Paris decision

Photo of Donald Trump speaking about his Paris Agreement decision courtesy of the Associated Press.

James Rudolph, Opinions Editor

June 5, 2017

Recently, the city of Pittsburgh received a lot of national attention during President Donald Trump’s effort to remove the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. On national television, the President said, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”...

NWSL makes significant, and popular, strides

Photo of Marta of the Orlando Pride courtesy of the Associated Press.

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

May 2, 2017

Last school year, I wrote an article about how the National Women’s Soccer League wasn’t getting enough respect or attention. A lot has changed in a year. The National Women’s Soccer League were major winners when the United States Women’s National Team earned a new collective bargaining...

Is there a “just war” in Syria?

Photo of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Rachael McKriger and James Rudolph

May 2, 2017

Editor In Chief Rachael McKriger and James Rudolph discuss their viewpoints on if there is a "just war" in Syria. While McKriger believes there isn't, Rudolph argues the other way. No, there is no "just war" - McKriger The crisis in Syria is on the world’s radar. After ignoring the people o...

Does the MLS have a chance in Pittsburgh?

Highmark Stadium in Station Square, Pittsburgh.

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

May 1, 2017

Major League Soccer is expanding rapidly throughout the United States. However, in Pittsburgh, there is no MLS team. In addition, the MLS recently held an expansion petition, where cities could bid for a team in their city. Charlotte, St. Louis, Detroit and Phoenix were cities that submitted the...

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