Vice President Joe Biden Speaks At Chatham

Photo: Chatham first year, political science major, Scott Friedman, takes a selfie with Vice President Biden.
Credit: Janelle Moore
Kaylee Spitak

It was a cold Tuesday morning as members of Chatham and its surrounding communities lined up outside of the Athletics and Fitness Center in anticipation of the latest development in Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the 2016 Presidential Election. One of the last events to occur within the city of Pittsburgh as both Republican and Democrat political campaigns fight to gain the popular vote in the swing state of Pennsylvania,  Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, was scheduled to arrive on campus to continue campaigning for the Democratic Party.

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Alice Walker Discusses Nature and Religion at JUST Films Screening

Photo: Janelle Moore
Author: Kaylee Spitak

On Thursday, members of the Chatham community and guests packed themselves into Campbell Memorial Chapel for a showing of the second film in the JUST Films series, “Yemanja: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil.” Once the chapel had been filled to capacity, remaining attendees were then seated in Eddy Theater for the screening. Before the beginning of the movie, Frank F. Hightower (Omi Ki Ya Loda), Priest of Yemoja, lead everyone in a blessing ceremony for the event.

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Chatham Students Agree that JASTA is Unreasonable

Madeline Canning (left) and Charlie Kelly (right) share their opinions on JASTA
Photo: Kaylee Spitak

Author: Kaylee Spitak

On September 28, 2016, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) was passed by Congress in order to narrow the legal doctrine of immunity for foreign sovereignties. However, the passage of this law also enables families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi Arabian government for the event.

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