Halloween

Fourth Anniversary of DU Day of the Dead Celebration

Krystina Primack | Staff Writer 11/01/2018 Since fall 2014, Gumberg Library, the Spiritan Campus Ministry and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures have worked together to host the annual celebration of El Día De Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. At the beginning of this week, this tradition of hosting the celebration […]

Halloween takes horror’s iconic series back to its roots

<em>Halloween</em> takes horror’s iconic series back to its roots

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 10/25/18 The iconic white-masked slasher Michael Myers returns to the silver screen on the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter’s 1978 classic, Halloween. While the story of Halloween has spawned a large multi-movie franchise, Halloween (2018) director David Gordon Green disregards all the prior sequels/adaptations and instead uses […]

Quick and easy Halloween costumes

Kaitlin Dodd | Staff Writer 10/25/2018 Halloween is just around the corner, and the time to find a costume is quickly disappearing. Whether you don’t have the money to spend on an overpriced costume at the store or simply can’t come up with an idea you deem perfect for the holiday, hopefully these do-it-yourself ideas […]

A brief history of DU Halloween activities

Jamie Crow | Staff Writer 10/25/2018 The spooky season is upon us, and Halloween is right around the corner. Duquesne has several events planned for this week to celebrate the hauntings, including hayrides, Trick or Trivia and a Halloween crafts event in the NiteSpot. We here at The Duke wanted to creep it real and […]

Fun fall activities to beat that midterm slump

Allison Lento | Staff Writer 10/17/2018 Fall has finally graced us with its presence in the form of cold weather. At least for now, fingers crossed. This can only mean one of two things: go into our hermit hole of blankets, sweatshirts and hot beverages OR do all the wonderful fall and spooky activities the […]

Banshees on the Bluff: Duquesne’s haunted history explored

Banshees on the Bluff: Duquesne’s haunted history explored

10/26/17 By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor Well, folks, it’s that time of year again. The weather has finally turned, and the air, tinged with autumn’s chilly bite, carries in it the promise of impending winter. ‘Tis the season for hayrides and hand-carved jack-o-lanterns, candied apples and ghost stories around the fire. Unfortunately, there’s no […]

‘The Duke’s’ shortlist of must-watch Halloween classics

‘The Duke’s’ shortlist of must-watch Halloween classics

By Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 10/12/17 With the start of the spookiest season, watching classic horror flicks never fails to get one into the Halloween festivities. Among the multitudes of scary movies to choose from, the six movies listed below each exhibit their own sort of eerie, thrilling and nostalgic attributes […]

Halloween brings ‘slut-shaming’ issue to surface

Halloween brings ‘slut-shaming’ issue to surface

By Catherine Clements | Student Columnist  Since I was a child Halloween has been one of my favorite holidays. What other day has trick-or-treating, haunted houses and pumpkin carving all rolled into one? But of all Halloween festivities, dressing up has always been the best part. Halloween is a night when you can be whoever […]

Hollywood Theater offers up Halloween scares

Hollywood Theater offers up Halloween scares

By Loren Smith | Staff Writer Found in the Pittsburgh suburb of Dormont, The Hollywood Theater is a little-known 1920s movie theater that specializes in different varieties of film. This quaint little theater has been giving people a memorable movie-watching experience for the past 90 years, offering everything from classic and seasonal films, to new […]

South Side Spirit Halloween haunts again

South Side Spirit Halloween haunts again

By Elsa Buehler | Staff Writer Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Creepy community clowns. Haunted houses. “American Horror Story.” Spirit Halloween. What do all of these things have in common? They only come out at a certain time of year: fall. For those unfamiliar, Spirit Halloween is a chain of Halloween-themed stores owned by Spencer Gifts that […]

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