Tartan Board

Class of 3010


  • Betsy DeVos’ lack of experience puts schools at risk

    Of all of Donald Trump’s controversial Cabinet picks, Betsy DeVos, his choice for Secretary of Education, has received a considerable — and much warranted — amount of criticism. DeVos is not an educator, nor does she have experience managing money or even applying for student loans — what she has done is substantial lobbying, mostly on behalf of [charter schools](http://www.freep.com/story/opinion...

    Forum | January 30, 2017
  • Local government can protect citizens from hostile feds

    The American federal government is built on a series of checks and balances. While the president is the most visible person in the American government, thier job is merely to enforce laws passed by Congress in a manner consistent with the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Constitution.

    Forum | December 5, 2016
  • Allegheny detention center violates basic human rights

    In early November, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) was investigating Shuman Juvenile Detention Center after a possible suicide attempt at the detention center. On Sept. 30, the Department i...

    Forum | November 21, 2016
  • The Tartan stands committed to freedom of speech

    It’s been nearly two weeks since the election, and President-elect Donald Trump has taken to Twitter more than once to show his displeasure with criticism against him, denouncing The New York Times, protesters in New York that he called “very unfair,” and the cast and crowd of Hamilton, from whom he demanded an apology. These actions continue the unsettling precedent set during Trump’s campaign ...

    Forum | November 21, 2016
  • Trump’s Cabinet list misses opportunity for progress

    This article was meant to be a celebration. It was conceptualized last week when many of us thought the United States was on the cusp of electing its first female president. We at The Tartan expected to be releasing this issue in the afterglow of Hillary Clinton’s success, and we wanted to use that success to call for even more progress, namely, an increase in the number of women serving in the pr...

    Forum | November 14, 2016