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Christmas Capitalism unfair to workers, buries true meaning

Christmas Capitalism unfair to workers, buries true meaning

11/15/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor  The halls are decked, the stockings are hung, the mochas are minty and it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet. ‘Tis the season, I suppose, but every year, the season comes sooner. Malls were adorned with ornate bulbs and towering trees as early as Nov. 1. Stores sent out their […]

‘Christmas Vacation’ reminds me what I hate about the holidays

‘Christmas Vacation’ reminds me what I hate about the holidays

And I’m happier for it. Zach Landau | Editor-in-Chief 01/01/17 Like most good Christian, American families, the Landau clan has its own holiday traditions that we have ritualistically followed for nearly 25 years now. Between the last-minute shopping spree for friends and the cook-off for the Christmas feast, the one ceremony that never fails to […]

Local vendor brings fashion on the go to Market Square

Local vendor brings fashion on the go to Market Square

12/19/2017 By Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer Jackee Ging usually drives her boutique, Style Truck, but during the Peoples Gas Holiday Market, she takes up a stationary spot with other vendors in Market Square. There, she sells scarves, hand knit gloves and other unique clothes and accessories. Style Truck is a mobile fashion store. The […]

Cinematic classics that kindle the holiday spirit

Cinematic classics that kindle the holiday spirit

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 12/07/17 Come Dec. 1, binge-watching holiday movies never fails to get one into the holiday spirit. Among the countless movies in existence, five have stood out to us as hallmarks with their underlying feel-good lessons, cinematic aesthetic and lovable characters. No matter what style of Christmas movie […]

This holiday season get ready to bake

This holiday season get ready to bake

By Leah Devorak | Layout Editor The holidays are by far the busiest time of year. In between shopping for presents, finishing classes, taking finals, visiting friends and traveling home, there’s almost no time to do anything fun. When you do finally get a few free moments, they’re quickly filled up by last-minute holiday parties […]

Christmas cheer comes to campus with holiday decorations

Christmas cheer comes to campus with holiday decorations

By Claudia Hardy | Staff Writer As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Duquesne is suiting up to blanket the campus in all things red, green and festive. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than to bring out the fresh-cut trees, wreaths and multi-colored lights? Coleman Griffin, manager of sustainability, grounds and motor pool in […]

Have yourself a cookie-filled Christmas

Have yourself a cookie-filled Christmas

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor Nothing says Christmas break quite like drowning all of your finals week sorrows in endless cookie dough. That is, until you realize with sudden panic that you haven’t started Christmas shopping yet. Unfortunately for most, being a college student is synonymous with not having a lot of extra cash […]

Pittsburgh Ballet brings back “Nutcracker”

Pittsburgh Ballet brings back “Nutcracker”

By Bridget Seelinger | The Duquesne Duke Boasted as Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s most lavish production, “The Nutcracker” is almost ready for audiences to enjoy again once the curtain is lifted on Friday, Dec. 4. In its studio on Liberty Avenue, the company has been waltzing and whirling for over a month, putting together what they […]

Wastefulness abounds during holidays

Wastefulness abounds during holidays

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  The holidays and the idea of indulgence seem to be inextricably woven together. After all, who doesn’t love gorging on mountains of cookies and tearing into a sea of wrapped gifts on Christmas morning? But that “treat yo’ self” mentality can quickly morph into becoming wasteful, which Americans, especially […]

Starbucks red cups cause Christmas controversy

Starbucks red cups cause Christmas controversy

By Catherine Clements | Student Columnist  Starbucks’ winter brews are long awaited and so are their holiday cups. It’s out with the pumpkin spice latte and in with the peppermint mocha. This year’s featured cup is a red ombre design, and it is stirring up quite the controversy. Last week former Arizona pastor Joshua Feuerstein […]