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Spike in Downtown violence disturbing, but not unfixable

Spike in Downtown violence disturbing, but not unfixable

08/29/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger |  Editor-in-Chief One month. Three stabbings. Four victims. The news coming out of Pittsburgh’s central business district hasn’t been very good lately, to say the least. A wave of violence has taken downtown by its throat and squeezed; summer in the Steel City hasn’t been kind. Around 11:40 a.m. on Aug. […]

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 […]

Rosfeld trial ends in not guilty verdict

Rosfeld trial ends in not guilty verdict

Kailey Love | Editor-in-Chief 3/26/2019 The trial of Michael Rosfeld, a former East Pittsburgh police officer charged with one count of criminal homicide for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose II in June 2018, ended late Friday night in a not guilty verdict and a string of protests throughout the city. With […]

Music City Downtown unites live music venues

Music City Downtown unites live music venues

Josiah Martin | Arts & Entertainment Editor 01/24/19 The Downtown Community Development Corporation (CDC) recently announced Music City Downtown, a new initiative to make live music in Downtown Pittsburgh more common and accessible. At a press conference at the August Wilson Center on Jan. 16, John Valentine, the executive director of the Downtown CDC, explained […]

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 […]

Biking commuters brace for harsh weather arrival

Biking commuters brace for harsh weather arrival

Kaye Burnet | Staff Writer With Halloween behind us and the possibility of freezing rain and snow ahead, one group on campus is affected more than most by the forthcoming precipitation: cycling commuters. According to the Office of Commuter Affairs, commuters make up the majority of Duquesne’s student body. While most commuters drive to campus, […]

Former Macy’s building to be upscale apartments

Former Macy’s building to be upscale apartments

Michael Marafino | Staff Writer 11/09/17 Innovation is propelling Pittsburgh into new realms of societal and technological development. Core Reality recently announced its partnership with Amazon in transforming the old Macy’s department store in Downtown Pittsburgh into apartments equipped with advanced technology, including voice command operating systems through Amazon’s product, Alexa. Amazon’s technology will enable […]

Welcome back, Lord Stanley

Welcome back, Lord Stanley

Duke Staff On June 11, the Pittsburgh Penguins shut out the Nashville Predators in a 2-0 victory and won the Stanley Cup for the fifth time in franchise history. This is the second year in a row that the Pens have won the trophy, and an estimated 650,000 Pittsburghers turned out to celebrate today with a […]

New restaurant brings flavors of Mexico downtown

New restaurant brings flavors of Mexico downtown

By Anna Walnoha | Staff Writer  If you’re in the mood to excite your taste buds with exotic flavors of Mexico and to be intrigued by bright and rich colors, take yourself and maybe a friend or two to Condado Taqueria located in the Cultural District. The restaurant opened recently; it has been up and […]

Pharmacy school hosts community health fair

Pharmacy school hosts community health fair

Hallie Lauer | Staff Writer When most people think of October, they think of Halloween, Columbus Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it is also American Pharmacists Month. In celebration of that, the Mylan School of Pharmacy at Duquesne hosted their fourth Health and Wellness Fair. The fair, which was free and open to […]

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