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Tamburitzans perform at Pittsburgh high school

Tamburitzans perform at Pittsburgh high school

Griffin Sendek | Photo Editor 03/12/2020   The life of a Tamburitzan is one that is always on the move. Whether it be gracefully gliding across the stage, traveling around the country or racing through the studio to find the right color socks, a Tamburitzan never stops.   The Tamburtizans gave a brief 45 minute […]

The five-year-old sophomore: being born on leap day

The five-year-old sophomore: being born on leap day

Kellen Stepler | Features Editor 02/27/20 Joe Chobany has been waiting for this day for four years. Chobany is one of approximately 187,000 Americans who was born on Feb. 29. Dubbed “leaplings,” the odds of being born on Feb. 29 are greater than 1 in 1,461. Feb. 29 can be found on a calendar only […]

4121 Main offers warm atmosphere and rich coffee

4121 Main offers warm atmosphere and rich coffee

Katia Faroun | Associate Photo Editor 02/27/20 When you live in one of the dreariest cities in the U.S., it can be pretty difficult to find the sunshine. Luckily for us Yinzers, Bloomfield has just the spot — and it comes with a cup of coffee. 4121 Main, located on the border of Bloomfield and […]

RA Appreciation Day: An inside look at the life of an RA

RA Appreciation Day: An inside look at the life of an RA

Ashley Newman | staff writer 02/20/2020 Every student living on campus has a Resident Assistant, or RA. They seem to always be there – they set up floor meetings at the beginning of each semester, decorate the halls and just make sure your floor runs smoothly. With Duquesne honoring RA Appreciation Day on Monday, Feb. […]

PA AG Shapiro files lawsuit against Juul Labs

PA AG Shapiro files lawsuit against Juul Labs

Kellen Stepler | Features Editor 02/20/2020 Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced on Feb. 10, 2020 that his office is filing a lawsuit against Juul Labs for violating Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection law and jeopardizing the health of Pennsylvanians, especially youth. The lawsuit calls for Juul to cease sales in Pennsylvania of […]

DU profs married to the books and each other

DU profs married to the books and each other

Kellen Stepler | Features Editor 02/12/2020 Love is in the air and also on the Bluff. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are the stories of some Duquesne professors who work in the same hallways as their spouses.   The Kinnahans Tom and Linda Kinnahan, both English professors at Duquesne, have been married for […]

Film series tackles difficult and controversial topics

Hannah Boucher | staff writer 02/06/2020 The Human Rights Film Series has come a long way since its beginnings. Exactly 13 years ago, it started out as a foreign film festival, but after recognizing that Pittsburgh lacked a human rights film series, professors Mark Frisch and Edith Krause changed the event into what it is […]

Penguins march and waddle at Pittsburgh Zoo event

Penguins march and waddle at Pittsburgh Zoo event

Jessica Lincoln | Staff Writer On Sunday, all eyes were on the quarantine doors. Children pushed to the front to look through the openings in the barricades, and people of all ages craned their necks to look for movement in the window. Suddenly, the doors opened, and out came the stars of the show: 13 […]

Duquesne students greeted by therapy dogs at Gumberg Library

Duquesne students greeted by therapy dogs at Gumberg Library

Hannah Rauh | Staff Writer Duquesne students were given a little taste of home last week, when therapy dogs came to visit at the library. For many students, this session was a quick escape from the workload and stress that comes with trying to balance homework, a job, friends, sports and extracurricular activities in college. […]

Point Park student showcases his talents through sound production

Point Park student showcases his talents through sound production

Colleen Hammond | Opinions Editor   Gentle humming faded through the air as actors in muted-colored costumes darted in and out of a small greenroom. Peter Brucker sang to himself as he began his day with the intimate process of attaching the actors’ microphones. Brucker, a sound design student at Point Park University, spends his […]

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