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Pittsburgh Irish Festival went off without hitch

Pittsburgh Irish Festival went off without hitch

Ashley Newman | Staff Writer 09/12/2019 As I walked through Sandcastle waterpark, the scene looked pretty desolate. The closed park was almost completely empty, with dry pools and windows closed on every concession stand. As people neared the entrance of the park, the faint sound of bagpipes began. The 29th annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival was […]

Mural created in East Liberty to honor Mac Miller

Mural created in East Liberty to honor Mac Miller

Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer 09/12/2019 Art can do a lot of things. It can make our surroundings more beautiful, it can express and communicate emotions and it can move and impact a community. The Mac Miller memorial mural in East Liberty does all of those things. Miller, born Malcolm J. McCormick, grew up in […]

Pittsburgh New Works Festival held at DU

Pittsburgh New Works Festival held at DU

09/05/2019 By Kellen Stepler  Duquesne University’s Genesius Theater is home to Duquesne’s Red Masquers, the Spotlight Musical Theater Company and the Mary Pappert School of Music. And now, it’s home to the Pittsburgh New Works Festival (PNWF) in the festival’s 29th year. For the past six years, the event was held at Carnegie Stages. The […]

Lidia’s restaurant in Strip District to close

Lidia’s restaurant in Strip District to close

Ashley Newman | Staff Writer 08/29/2019 If you’ve ever walked through the Strip District with someone familiar with the area, chances are you’ve stopped at Lidia’s. It has been a Pittsburgh staple for nearly two decades. Unfortunately, the iconic Italian restaurant is set to close this September, though an official date has not yet been […]

Weekend art festival takes over Shadyside area

Weekend art festival takes over Shadyside area

By Samantha Zapach | Staff Writer Although the end of summer is quickly approaching, the fun activities to experience in Pittsburgh continue on. The 23rd annual Shadyside Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning as a small […]

What events are happening on campus this year?

What events are happening on campus this year?

By Kendra Kneisl | Staff Writer Welcome back to the Bluff! The start of a new academic year means another semester filled with time-tested favorite events as well as some new ones. So, what’s on the program from now until finals week? We’re here to help you get in the know and add some events […]

Elsinore Bennu Think Tank: A beacon of restorative justice

Katia Faroun and Griffin Sendek | The Duquesne Duke Standing on the Bluff facing west, students have a striking view of Pittsburgh’s historical South Side, Mount Washington and the majestic Ohio River, with the Allegheny County Jail prevailing in the foreground. A mere stone’s throw away from Duquesne’s campus and close enough for students to […]

Trendy spring fashion look book

Trendy spring fashion look book

04/25/2019 Colleen Hammond | Staff Writer Beautiful flowers are blooming across the city and pollen is in the air. That can only mean one thing; spring has sprung and a new year of fashion is taking the world by storm. Time to shed those heavy coats and rock salt-stained boots and get ready for the […]

Surviving Easter break stuck on Duquesne campus

Surviving Easter break stuck on Duquesne campus

04/25/2019 Griffin Sendek | Features Editor Easter break is a wondrous time to be away from brain-numbing classes and spend time with family before returning to the unforgiving, unrelenting and ever-approaching tidal wave that is finals. The five-day weekend is best celebrated surrounded by friends and family, but there are a few unlucky ones, myself […]

Faces of Homelessness: J the flower seller

Faces of Homelessness: J the flower seller

04/11/19 Grace Rosello | Staff Writer Writers from The Duke went into the city to gather the stories and opinions of people without homes. Duquesne University is located between Uptown and Downtown, where there’s a significant population of homeless individuals. This week, J and Elizabeth spent some time talking to us about their experiences and […]

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