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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 […]

Guide to Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District

Guide to Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District

1/24/2019 Griffin Sendek | Features Editor The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl returns to the Cultural District Friday, Jan. 25, and as always is showcasing a tremendous amount of art galleries, performances and events from Pittsburgh based artists. Per the usual, it is also completely free to attend. The gallery crawl only comes around a […]

New semester brings new activities on campus and beyond

New semester brings new activities on campus and beyond

01/17/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinons/Features Editor Now that we are all back on the Bluff after what was hopefully a nice and relaxing break, it is time to get back into the swing of things with a bunch of activities on campus that will make home feel a little less far away. Coming up […]

Controversy stirs amid downtown Christmas Market

Owen Donohue | Staff Writer 12/06/2018 The People’s Gas Holiday Market in downtown Pittsburgh marks its seventh year this winter. Over 30 full-time and visiting vendors have set up shop in Market Square in small wooden stalls, inspired by German Christkindlmarkts, or Christmas Markets. Local and regional vendors show off clothes, art, food, crafts and […]

The history of PPG’s Christmas Tree and ice rink

The history of PPG’s Christmas Tree and ice rink

Anna Walnoha | Staff Writer 12/06/2018 Throughout the year Market Square is a popular place for Duquesne students to go. The holiday season is an even better reason to go over to the square to participate in the many events and exciting things it has going on. On most days of the year, Market Square […]

How to stay ahead of your holiday gift shopping

Hallie Lauer | Features Editor 11/29/2018 December isn’t the only thing quickly approaching; get ready to be hit with that sinking feeling of not knowing what gifts to get your family and friends. Before you know it, it will be Dec. 23 and you’re scrambling to buy something (or maybe that’s just me, who knows). […]

New program assists in helping students find jobs

New program assists in helping students find jobs

Claudia Hardy | Staff Writer 11/15/2018 The university is made up of a diverse student body that includes people of all abilities who are working towards the same future goal: a career. Thanks to the Jewish Family and Community Services Career Development Center (JFCS), students with physical, psychological and learning disabilities have the opportunity to […]

Cinco Cantina and DU legends celebrate birthdays

Cinco Cantina and DU legends celebrate birthdays

Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer 11/08/2018 Helen Bohr and Jane Ann Byerly — the always-smiling ladies at Cinco Cantina — have worked at Duquesne for a combined total of nearly a century. “Every year we’re going to retire, but then every year we stay,” Jane Ann said with a laugh. When asked what’s the best […]

Fourth Anniversary of DU Day of the Dead Celebration

Krystina Primack | Staff Writer 11/01/2018 Since fall 2014, Gumberg Library, the Spiritan Campus Ministry and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures have worked together to host the annual celebration of El Día De Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. At the beginning of this week, this tradition of hosting the celebration […]