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 […]

Games gone wild

By: Zach Brendza|Features Editor It takes a special person to build his own arcade games. Adam Shreckhise is that person. Shreckhise, 38, of Stanton Heights, is the owner and operator of Play Parlour in Lawrenceville, an arcade that features hand-built games. Ninety-five percent of the construction and execution of Play Parlour has been done by […]

Coupled: Duquesne professors married to each other and their professions

Coupled: Duquesne professors married to each other and their professions

By Allison Keene|The Duquesne Duke Valentine’s Day is special for some Duquesne faculty and staff who work with their sweethearts and some of whome work only a few doors down from them. The Rubins  Political science professors Charles Rubin and Leslie Rubin have been married for 32 years and have worked in the same universities […]

Pittsburgh: a romantic city

Pittsburgh: a romantic city

By Caitlyn Braun|For The Duquesne Duke Pittsburgh is known for steel, sports and … romance? On Jan. 30, The Forbes Travel Guide released the list for the “10 Unexpectedly Romantic Cities,” with Pittsburgh on the list. Accompanying Pittsburgh are cities such as Sydney, Brussels and Washington, D.C. It cited Pittsburgh’s plethora of bridges, wondrous skylines, […]