Features

Farmers markets thrive as seasons change

Farmers markets thrive as seasons change

Krystina Primack | Staff Writer 09/13/2018 With several days of September now behind us, the official beginning of fall is fast approaching. Although we’ve had quite a bit of disparity between the recent muggy summer forecasts and the much-anticipated arrival of autumn weather, the varying temperatures still haven’t discouraged members of our community from visiting […]

Pittsburgh holds onto its Labor Day Parade history

Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer 09/06/2018 Pittsburgh has been marching to the beat of its own Labor Day Parade drum for over a century. The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, and it didn’t take long for the festivities to catch on in Pittsburgh. For the past […]

200 years of “Frankenstein” haunt Duquesne

200 years of “Frankenstein” haunt Duquesne

Jamie Crow | Staff Writer 08/30/2018 During a stormy summer on Lake Geneva in Switzerland 200 years ago, Mary Shelley penned her famous novel Frankenstein for a writing competition between friends. It is a story that has captivated and horrified audiences for ages. In an effort to celebrate the classic’s longevity, the history of its […]

BME creates first recyclable 3D printing system

BME creates first recyclable 3D printing system

08/23/2018 Hallie Lauer | Features Editor  With the recent push toward removing plastic straws from coffee shops, it’s no wonder that the search for other ways to eliminate plastic pollution has taken off. That search has also made its way to Duquesne. Sophomore biomedical engineering major Karli Sutton, along with Professor Benjamin Goldschmidt, created a […]

Former foster youth advocates for policy change

Former foster youth advocates for policy change

Hallie Lauer | Features Editor 06/21/18 In 2015, more than 670,000 children spent time in foster care. To put that into perspective, that is enough children to fill the A.J. Palumbo Center about 152 times. Lawrence White, a Pittsburgh native, had lived in nearly 20 homes, shelters or group homes by the time he hit […]

A look into the early 2000s with Duke archives

A look into the early 2000s with Duke archives

Jamie Crow | Staff Writer 04/26/2018 As our academic year winds down, we have the chance to look at one that was just gearing up. The beginning of the fall semester in 2000 brought the final address of the university’s then president, the introduction of Duquesne’s Italian campus and a visit from Jimmy Fallon. Needless […]

Greek Week ends with a music-filled evening

Greek Week ends with a music-filled evening

Natalie Schroeder | Staff Writer 04/19/2018 On Saturday, April 14, Greek Week concluded with its final event: Greek Sing. Each sorority was paired with a fraternity, created their own theme and performed on the Palumbo Center’s stage in hopes of earning a trophy. The event includes two segments: Formal Sing and Informal Sing. Each chapter […]

Unity and inclusion represented in DU crosses

Unity and inclusion represented in DU crosses

Krystina Primack | Staff Writer 04/19/2018 In 2002, St. John Paul II said, “[The crucifix] is the sign of God, who has compassion on us, who accepts human weakness, who opens to us all, to one another and therefore creates the relation of fraternity.” This concept of connectedness comes to mind when reflecting upon the […]

Myth comes to life at Bigfoot panel discussion

Myth comes to life at Bigfoot panel discussion

Nicolas Jozefczyk | A&E Editor 04/12/2018 The creature, the myth, the legend: Bigfoot took center stage at a riveting debate last Thursday, April 5. A resident assistant floor program, orchestrated by Carlee Shifko, an RA in Assumption Hall and PY1 pharmacy student, pitted two doctors of science against one another to answer once and for […]

Event encourages waste reduction on campus

Event encourages waste reduction on campus

Jamie Crow | Staff Writer 04/12/2018 On a college campus it can be pretty hard to live a zero-waste lifestyle. What’s even harder is figuring out where to start. It seems like everywhere you look we’re surrounded by single-use plastics that are impossible to avoid. On April 6, Evergreen held its second annual Waste is […]