I Can’t Believe I Still Have to Write About This

I recently finished Lindy West’s memoir, Shrill, and I don’t want this to turn into a book review, but I do want to tell you to go buy it. Right now. It was witty and funny and perfectly depicted the rampant sexism still ripping across this country. When West took on male comedians defending rape…

Why Unpaid Internships are Inherently Classist

I recently had an interview for an internship with an environmental company I really admired. They needed someone to run their social media, write blog posts, create and edit videos and a handful of other media related responsibilities. The interview was going really well until about halfway through when she said, ‘let’s talk about compensation.’ “This…

Returning to the Earth

   These last few weeks have been hectic. Every project for every class is due in about two weeks. This means scheduling interviews, driving hours to and from the interviews, praying to the journalism gods that my sources don’t cancel on me, like they seem to do every single time. This means running to and from…

The Oakland Manor | Pittsburgh

   “I will see the city poured rolling down the mountain valleys like slag, and see the city lights sprinkled and curved around the hills’ curves, rows of bonfires winding. At sunset a red light like housefires shines from the narrow hillside windows; the houses’ bricks burn like glowing coals.” –Annie Dillard; An American Childhood…