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Oh, the places you can go … Explore your city!

With the semester nearly over, graduation rapidly approaching and the weather finally warming up, now’s the perfect time to step outside and take in all that Pittsburgh has to offer. Take an afternoon to check out the city’s staples or get off the beaten path and visit some of Pittsburgh’s hidden gems. Use the map […]

Vintage Pittsburgh Fashion Show

VINTAGE PITTSBURGH FASHION SHOW On April 12, the Senator John Heinz History Center hosted the Second Annual Vintage Pittsburgh 60’s Fashion Show.  Local boutiques Mod Cloth, Hey Betty, Highway Robbery Vintage, Haute Vibe, Tranquili Vintage-Reclaimed, FADS, Vintage Skins and Lana Neumeyer walked their retro lines for an auditorium full of vintage fashion enthusiasts. All photos taken by […]

Still Spinning: Sound Cat Records in Bloomfield

Still Spinning: Sound Cat Records in Bloomfield

By: Zach Brendza|Features Editor This is the fourth story in a series about Pittsburgh’s remaining record stores. Saying Sound Cat Records is a third-generation record store is only half true. It is, in fact, the third go-around at an independent music store at 4527 Liberty Ave. in Bloomfield but the stores were not within “the […]

Yo Rita dresses up the taco, reinvents taste

Yo Rita dresses up the taco, reinvents taste

By: Sam Leon|For The Duquesne Duke My entire idea of the taco had been shaped by years of cafeteria food, street stands and mediocre Mexican restaurants. Just as I had begun to push the item off of my immediate palate, a friend from work recommended I check out Yo Rita, and the taco became something […]

Articulate Live: A platform for poetry

By: Aaron Warnick|Asst. Photo Editor This is not a poetry slam or recital. This is Articulate Live and it is something entirely new. From the mind of junior broadcast journalism major Randall Coleman, Articulate is performance poetry – a staged show that gives a platform to artists that are brave enough to bare their souls […]

Unblurred First Fridays: To Penn Avenue and beyond

Unblurred First Fridays: To Penn Avenue and beyond

By Zach Brendza|Features Editor Once a month, every month, Penn Avenue becomes a bustling drag of nightlife and things creative. This is Unblurred: First Fridays. First Fridays occur just as the name suggests, on the first Friday of every month. Since the late ‘90s, the restaurants, businesses and galleries of Garfield and Bloomfield stay open […]

From here to Slovakia: Q&A with a Tamburitzan and Fulbright scholar

From here to Slovakia: Q&A with a Tamburitzan and Fulbright scholar

By: Zach Brendza|Features Editor Katie Gallagher is a fifth year student at Duquesne and Tamburitzan who recently received a Fulbright scholarship and will teach English in Presov, Slovakia this fall. Features Editor Zach Brendza sat down with her and discussed her experiences at Duquesne and what lies ahead for her. Q: Can you talk a […]

Gift of giving up: the practice and history of Lent

By: Fred Blauth|Photo Editor For forty day you chose water over soda. You took the stairs instead of the elevator. You gave up Facebook or that other social media site you spend too much time on. But now that Lent is over, it feels good to log back in, or ride the elevator two floors […]