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Fred Rogers’ Day: Remembering our neighbor

Fred Rogers’ Day: Remembering our neighbor

By: Allison Keene|The Duquesne Duke The Children’s Museum celebrated the famous Pittsburgh neighbor Wednesday by offering its 11th annual free admission day to honor Pittsburgh icon Fred Rogers’ birthday. Fred Rogers hosted the children’s television show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood for 33 years. To honor both his and the show’s success, the museum offered free admission […]

Garden of vegan: Eden is raw, refined and just right

By: Zach Brendza|Features Editor This review has been almost a year in the making, but it has finally happened. This is the true story of two Duke editors who ate a raw vegan restaurant in Shadyside. The Real World: Eden. Eden, located at the lower level of 735 Copeland St., right off Walnut Street in […]

From Boston to the ‘Burgh:: The evolution of St. Patrick’s Day

From Boston to the ‘Burgh:: The evolution of St. Patrick’s Day

By: Zach Brendza|Features Editor  While Pittsburgh claims to have the second biggest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the United States, there was a time before all were marching through Downtown. “Traditionally, St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland is something comparable to Thanksgiving here in the States,” said the reverend Sean Hogan, vice president of student life. […]

Dressing the part: Shirts for St. Patrick’s Day 2013

By: Michael Lynch|The Duquesne Duke While many students are working towards a state of super hydration this week in preparation for a St. Patrick’s Day pub-crawling extravaganza, Pittsburgh stores are doing a little preparation of their own. Stores like Common Wealth Press and Blasfome in South Side, as well as The Looney Bin in the […]

St. Patrick’s Day Survival Guide 2013: Tips for surviving the holiday

By: Allison Keene|The Duquesne Duke St. Patrick’s Day is an American staple. Every March 17, the country suddenly bursts with newly-minted Irishmen, celebrating with great enthusiasm an Americanized (and usually rowdy) version of Irish culture. Channeling your inner-Irishman is a must for this celebration, but not following the St. Patrick’s Day rules can be a […]

Unfolding our city: Urbanist comes to Pittsburgh

Unfolding our city:  Urbanist comes to Pittsburgh

By: Allison Keene|The Duquesne Duke Pittsburgh, profiled in a three-by-two foot pamphlet. Roughly. Urbanist magazine and local nonprofit organization TEDx partnered to present a new guide to Pittsburgh this weekend designed to profile new and unknown local businesses to city natives and tourists alike. Urbanist: The City Unfolds profiled 152 music venues, boutiques, restaurants and […]

Spring book, not break: Spring break 2013 ideas

Spring book, not break:  Spring break 2013 ideas

By Katie Walsh | Opinions Editor Spring break is peeking around the corner and calling all of our names. It’s a well-deserved time to be relaxed and enjoy yourself, with no pesky class to interrupt. Often times, location seems to be the determining factor of if you’ll be having a good time over spring break. […]

Taste of India doesn’t disappoint, true to its name

By: Zach Brendza|Features Editor It’s a classic case of looks can be deceiving; the things you find in places you least expect it. An Indian restaurant in Bloomfield is an unexpected find. Okay, maybe it’s not that unexpected. I got into Taste of India, located at 4320 Penn Ave. right across from Chidren’s Hospital, around […]

To the birds

To the birds

By Robyn Rudish-Laning | The Duquesne Duke The National Aviary, located in Pittsburgh’s North Side, is home to more than 600 birds representing more than 200 of the world’s species. Visitors can get up close and personal with the birds in the Aviary’s three free-flight exhibits. Visitors can feed birds in the Tropical Rainforest, get […]

Get into the game: Artist builds arcade games, with own twist on them

Get into the game: Artist builds arcade games, with own twist on them

By: Adam Kelly|For The Duquesne Duke There is little innovation to be found at most arcades. Play Parlour is not your average arcade. Every arcade seems to be the same these days, other than the cheesy names given to simple games. While one arcade might call skeeball “super skeeball”; another arcade might call it “mega […]