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Housing guide 2019

Housing guide 2019

3/14/2019 Welcome to the Housing Guide As the end of the spring semester draws near, the student body is now reminded that it’s almost time to answer that fateful question: Where are you going to live next year? That is a daunting question, especially if this is the first time you’ve had to make this […]

Faces of Homelessness: Generosity amidst hardship

Faces of Homelessness: Generosity amidst hardship

3/14/2019 Katia Faroun and Griffin Sendek 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, Robert spent some time talking to us about his experiences being homeless in […]

New project shares context for local communities

New project shares context for local communities

According to the 2017 U.S. Census, 22 percent of Pittsburgh residents live below the poverty line. That means nearly 1 in 5 people on the streets of Pittsburgh are living in poverty, compared to the national average of 14.6 percent. In recent months, there has been plenty of coverage about the unity of the people […]

Faces of Homelessness: local man shares story

Faces of Homelessness: local man shares story

02/21/2019 Katia Faroun and Griffin Sendek | The Duquesne Duke 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, Jacob shared his story with us and briefly acknowledged […]

Plans for a cheap, easy Valentine’s Day

Plans for a cheap, easy Valentine’s Day

02/14/2019 Ashley Newman | Staff Writer Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! While the holiday is meant to be a fun way to show your significant other how much you care about them, it can actually be very stressful. Between the chocolates, flowers, cards, dates and giant teddy bears, it can get pricey. There […]

Men’s fashion guide to Valentine’s Date

Men’s fashion guide to Valentine’s Date

02/14/2019 Nathan Freshwater | Staff Contributor  So, you decided to take your love out for a nice romantic evening on Valentine’s Day. You took the time to buy them flowers, chocolates and reserved a table at a nice restaurant to top off the romantic evening. You are ready to be their prince charming. However, you […]

Redhawk Coffee provides a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere

Redhawk Coffee provides a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere

02/7/2019 Makenna Winner | staff contributor Redhawk Coffee is tucked away on the slanted slope of Meyran Avenue in Oakland. A bustling yet quaint space, Redhawk Coffee was born into the neighborhood in early 2017. Before customers were going to the concrete space on Meyran Ave., Redhawk was going to them; the caffeine stop was […]

Oakland Restaurant Week brings delicious food for cheap

Oakland Restaurant Week brings delicious food for cheap

02/07/2019 Claudia Hardy | staff writer Good quality food for a cheap price? Now that is a college eating hack. Oakland Restaurant Week returned for the annual winter edition with 16 restaurants that offered $6 menu items for six days, Jan. 28 through Feb. 2. Whether you were in the mood for pierogies – a […]

Connected Though Music concert promotes unity as part of Founders Week

Connected Though Music concert promotes unity as part of Founders Week

1/31/2019 Krystina Primack | staff writer We take pride in the familiar story — more than three centuries ago in France, the Spiritans began as a group of Catholic missionaries that chose to forgo aspirations of prestige in favor of ministering to the poor and disadvantaged. Later, here in the U.S. in 1878, the Spiritans and […]

Gallery Crawl showcases excellent Pittsburgh artists

Gallery Crawl showcases excellent Pittsburgh artists

1/31/2019 Griffin Sendek | Features Editor Pittsburgh’s celebration of art returned last Friday with Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District. Featured works ranged from paintings, photography and abstract sculptures, to dance, light shows and glow-in-the-dark creations. While some of the galleries are open for multiple days, others were only available for the single night. Gallery […]

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