Opinion

By Jeffrey Caliedo | December 16. 2018
Comic by Leah Traylor.   Underneath the freshly risen October sun in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, there is peace in the air. The early Saturday morning in Squirrel Hill, one of the country's most vital and historical Jewish communities in the nation, began like any other. It is 9:52 AM and, at the...
By The Hoofbeat Staff | February 9. 2018
There is a relatively new historical fiction teen novel entitled The Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley. It tells the story of a the rough desegregation of public schools in 1959 Virginia. One of the African Americans chosen to move to the white school, Sarah, held a...
By Imani Skipwith | December 9. 2017
The handshake of two different races. Photo By Karsen Cowan.   A rally in Charlottesville, Virginia took a turn for the worse on August 12th after violence followed the start of counter protests. A rally of Neo-Nazis, who are modern day nazis who agree with the destruction of...
By Kaitlyn Fowler | December 7. 2017
Murrah teacher Sarah Ballard teaching her 10th grade APAC English class. Photo by Kaitlyn Fowler.   A few months ago I walked into the Asthma and Allergy clinic on Lakeland to get my monthly allergy shot. I slid my ID card through the slot and sat down, right as the only other patient in the...
By Kaitlyn Fowler | November 14. 2017
Someone teaching a stranger a secret handshake. Photo by Kaitlyn Fowler   When I was at the International Thespian Society Festival this past summer, Georgia Thespians performed a musical called Memphis. It’s based in Memphis, Tennessee during the emotional turmoil of the civil...
By Kaitlyn Fowler | October 16. 2017
Police talking to a man on the street, car lights still flashing. Photo by Kaitlyn Fowler.   There has been a lot of death recently. Between natural disasters such as Harvey, Irma, Maria, and the massive wildfires, we haven’t had much of a break. I woke up for school the morning of October...

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