Maryland legalizes gay marriage

Trudel Pare, Opnions Editor

March 30, 2012

Maryland legalized gay marriage within its borders on Thursday, February 23, 2012. It was the eighth state to do this. The governor, Martin O’Malley, is expected to sign the bill into law sometime soon. This legislation came...

The Upper St. Clair Forensics Team takes Bethel

Trudel Pare, Opinions Editor

February 27, 2012

On Friday, February 10th, the Upper St. Clair Forensics Team wore suits to school in anticipation of a two-day long tournament at Bethel Park High School. After five preliminary rounds, two elimination rounds, and a final round,...

SOPA, PIPA shelved

Trudel Pare, Opinions Editor

February 6, 2012

Illegal downloads of music, movies, and other copyrighted files on the Internet are not a new idea, especially to teenagers. Two new laws, SOPA and PIPA, or Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, were recently proposed in...

Republican Presiential Caucuses in Iowa

February 6, 2012

The Republican presidential primaries in Iowa were, as always, very important to the race. Romney, as the polls predicted, finished first, with Rick Santorum a very close second, though a later vote recount gave Santorum the win....

Could Einstein be Wrong???

Sriparna Sen, Staff Writer

October 24, 2011

For over a century, Einstein’s special theory of relativity has stood proudly as one of the governing law of physics. His theory states that the speed of light “c” is a limit and that nothing in the universe at any medium...

Republican Candidates Debate provokes American conservatives

Vijay Viswanathan, News Editor

October 17, 2011

            On Wednesday, September 7, 2011, the nation's conservative population turned its undivided attention toward the fifth and largest major presidential debate of the year: the Republican Candidates Debate. The...

Natural gas demand surges

April 14, 2011

Natural gas is traditionally used to heat many houses in the United States, mostly concentrated in the northeastern section of this nation.  However, this spring, natural gas demand in the United States (and actually throughout...

Wisconsin undergoes a political civil war over pension reform

Vinay Viswanathan, Opinions Editor

April 14, 2011

Wisconsin has traditionally been a bastion of liberal economics, strong governments, and workers’ rights.  However, Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has teamed up with conservatives there to attempt to drastically...

Upper St. Clair freshman grabs top accolade in forensics

Vinay Viswanathan, Opinions Editor

April 14, 2011

Freshman Ben Stalnaker made Upper St. Clair history by being the first Upper St. Clair freshman to qualify to the National Forensics League (NFL) Nationals Tournament (the most prestigious of the two national tournament).  His...

Student leadership program offered at USCHS

March 30, 2011

2011 USCHS SUMMER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM Do you think developing leadership skills in students is important?  Well, the administration at Upper St. Clair High School does!  The high school will be conducting the second annua...

Largest snow of season paralyzes Pittsburgh

Garrett Cimina, Humor and Leisure Editor

March 16, 2011

For the second consecutive February, winter refused to exit quietly.  Not even Punxutawney Phil’s unusual prediction of an early spring could stave off the eight inches of fluffy stuff that descended upon the greater Pittsburgh...

Sudan faces a large wealth gap

Vijay Viswanathan, News Editor

March 16, 2011

Sudan has been in the public eye of late due to many major problems. For one, genocide in the Western region of Darfur has led to the murders of 30,000 people ( Furthermore, the nation has experienced a civil...