2019

Tekkoshocon comes back to Pittsburgh, packed with events

Tekkoshocon comes back to Pittsburgh, packed with events

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 4/25/19 The 17th annual Tekkoshocon came to Pittsburgh just before Easter break — and it was amazing. It was a sea of people in costumes. The quality ranged from creations that involved moving parts that had months of work, to outfits like what I wore, which was some things I […]

Shazam! balances action with humor, thanks to cast

<em>Shazam!</em> balances action with humor, thanks to cast

Natalie Schroeder | Staff Writer 04/24/19 After its opening weekend, Shazam! earned its rightful place at the top of the box office with $53.3 million. With 168 reviews, Rotten Tomatoes labeled this movie Certified Fresh. The movie was written by Henry Gayden and directed by David F. Sandberg with a cast that brought humor to […]

Weezer’s ‘Black Album’ another disappointing entry

Weezer’s <em>‘Black Album’</em> another disappointing entry

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 03/21/19 Weezer proves they will “do the things they wanna do” even if that means releasing their bland and forgettable 13th studio release, Black Album. Following the Teal Album (2019) and the White Album (2016), the anticipated Black Album was quoted by Rivers Cuomo, Weezer’s frontman, as […]

Miss Bala remake well-done and action-packed

<em>Miss Bala</em> remake well-done and action-packed

Natalie Schroeder | Staff Writer 02/21/19 Action-thriller Miss Bala premiered this month, up against many other highly-anticipated films. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Miss Bala is a remake of the 2011 Mexican film of the same name. The film follows a Latin-American woman named Gloria Fuentes (Gina Rodriguez) as she visits […]

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s The Great Gatsby impresses

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s <em>The Great Gatsby</em> impresses

Griffin Sendek | Features Editor 02/14/19 My theater-going experience began at a young age; I have been to countless plays and musicals, from comedies to dramas, classical Shakespeare to modern experimental projects, but never have I gone to a ballet. I finally got my chance last Saturday at the premiere of Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s production […]

Government shutdown continues at expense of working class

Government shutdown continues at expense of working class

01/24/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor The duration of the nation’s longest government shutdown has surpassed the one-month mark, and as the crisis comes to a boil, almost everyone is starting to feel the heat. Federal workers, either furloughed or working without pay, are struggling to make ends meet. With rent or mortgage bills, […]

DU welcomes most diverse class in history

DU welcomes most diverse class in history

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne’s mission statement puts an emphasis on maintaining an “atmosphere open to diversity.” For Duquesne’s incoming class of 2019 – the most ethnically diverse class in university history – the campus atmosphere will be more diverse than ever before. Of the total estimated class size of 1,431, approximately […]