Sophia Bartash


I don’t just “have autism;” I am autistic’

April is known for the blossoming of colorful spring flowers and the end of U.S. tax season. However, this month has also become known as Autism Awareness Month, also known as “Autism Acceptance Month.” 

Scratching the Surface: The False Hope, Funding and the Ethics of State Lotteries

Anyone who has lived in Pennsylvania long enough has heard this iconic slogan for our state lottery. It is spoken by Gus, the “Second most famous groundhog in Pennsylvania,” who serves as the PA Lottery’s mascot. He’s often shown happily conversing with human friends and pulling out scratch-off tickets to share with them. Lottery games with colorful images and exciting themes are presented as a source of good, clean fun.