Anna Cappella

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  • Surrogacy after death: an ethical debate

    In November 2022, Dr. Anna Smajdor, a professor at the University of Oslo, published an article in “Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics” entitled “Whole Body Gestational Donation.” Whole Body Gestational Donation (WBGD) is a proposed form of organ donation that involves the use of the entire human body to bear a child, something commonly referred to as surrogacy. The difference between surrogacy an...

    SciTech | February 13, 2023
  • What the bus route changes actually mean for Pittsburgh

    Over the summer, I spent some time with a past teacher of mine who is a technician for Pittsburgh Regional Transit. We spoke, as we have in the past, about how far Pittsburgh lags behind other cities in terms of transportation, specifically with regard to bus scheduling and software. Who among us has not stared down at the Transit app, standing out in the cold on Forbes or Fifth, wondering when th...

    Forum | February 6, 2023
  • SOS! SZA's album is so good!

    SZA needs help, everyone!! SOS!! She’s so ridiculously down-bad that she wrote 23 entire songs and released them all on one album. And almost every single one of them is sad. I’ve been talking about reviewing SZA’s groundbreaking new album “SOS” ever since it came out, and now I’m finally doing it. Instead of boring you with the tedium of all 23 (very good, may I add) tracks, I’m going to highligh...

    Pillbox | February 6, 2023
  • Fern Hollow, for now

    Almost exactly a year ago, when the Fern Hollow Bridge collapsed into the ravine of Frick Park, I wrote an opinion piece for Forum called “The Gap: What the loss of a bridge really means.” I wrote that piece in what you might call a tizzy; I was feeling a lot of emotions, mostly anger. My path from school to home had just been complicated enormousl...

    Forum | January 30, 2023
  • poem: ceramics

    i know now that my first love is long gone
    no matter how much the song is in him
    it will never be enough to be enough

    that salty, sage smell again from the chest
    the rail is a runway for a body
    i know now that my last taste is long gone

    this last one is about life, he said and
    took my hand in every other language

    it will never be kindness to be enough

    Pillbox | January 30, 2023

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