Forty-five years after passing Title IX, Allegheny County boys are still getting more sports options than girls, PublicSource reports. In Allegheny County, 19 of the 72 schools that reported calculable participation numbers to the Pennsylvania Department of Education had double-digit disparities between girls participating in athletics and those enrolled in their school, per the report. Title IX disparities for girls of color are typically worse. This has prompted concerns from both educators and students, some of whom are working to level the playing field.
Pittsburgh’s craft beer scene continues to expand — from a mere handful of breweries a decade ago to more than 30 in Allegheny County today. With that growth comes a need to organize, local brewers said, which is why they created the Pittsburgh Brewers Guild, an official unified body that will give them a collective voice on issues including tourism promotion, education and political lobbying, Chris Togneri reports for Four One Brew. And yes, the Guild's board meeting is probably better than yours. Because beer.
Pittsburgh City Council President Bruce Kraus has amended proposed legislation that would ban the circus in the city. Now, the bill says the performances are OK, but any tool or device that inflicts pain on the animals is not, TribLive reported. That includes look-alike tools that don't actually inflict pain, but look like the tools that do. Council gave preliminary approval to the new version and will take a final vote next week, per TribLive. The initial bill sparked controversy and even prompted Council Member Darlene Harris to ride an elephant on a visit to the circus.
Inspired by popular series like "Stranger Things" and "The X-Files," this adults-only night at the museum will explore the oddities of the natural history museum and mysterious specimens from its collections. Visitors are welcome to come dressed up to enter a "Stranger Things" costume competition, play some Dungeons and Dragons, check out vintage video games, and use walkie talkies on a scavenger hunt throughout the museum.
Where: Carnegie Museum of Natural History at 4100 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: December 15, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $15
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A law quietly slipped in October’s state budget is likely to have a far more noticeable impact across Pennsylvania. House Bill 542 passed Oct. 30, the Pocono Record first reported, and permits Pa. residents to buy and use the same high octane aerial fireworks that only out-of-staters could buy in the past. Gone are the days of out-of-staters having all the fun. Sorry beloved Pennsylvania doggos, this Fourth of July is gonna be nuts.
If you're ISO a way to relieve some tension from this year, look no further than Break Room. You have to be willing to drive a bit (it's in Irwin), pay a bit ($120 for a deluxe package) and risk life and limb (OK, that may be exaggerating, but there is a waiver to sign), but once you get past those hurdles, you literally just get to smash inanimate objects until you feel better. Here's Pittsburgh Magazine's take on the unconventional, uh, therapy.