holiday

How to stay ahead of your holiday gift shopping

Hallie Lauer | Features Editor 11/29/2018 December isn’t the only thing quickly approaching; get ready to be hit with that sinking feeling of not knowing what gifts to get your family and friends. Before you know it, it will be Dec. 23 and you’re scrambling to buy something (or maybe that’s just me, who knows). […]

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 […]

Valentine’s Day forces love that should be expressed daily

Valentine’s Day forces love that should be expressed daily

By Alyse Kaminski 2/7/18 January is finally over, and I have to say, the entire month has felt a like a whole year. But here we are in February. This time of year, I always feel something lurking up on me, and it’s called Valentine’s Day. Now, I know people have mixed opinions about Feb. […]

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 […]

Pursue your happiness, Pittsburgh

Pursue your happiness, Pittsburgh

By Duke Staff 11/09/17 In a world ravaged by recent terrors, Pennsylvania is reminding its citizens and visitors to pursue happiness. Pennsylvania officials announced in March 2016 that the state’s official slogan would be changed from “State of Independence” to “Pennsylvania. Pursue your happiness.” This week, 18 months after the original announcement, welcome signs displaying […]

Alternative ways to spend St. Patrick’s Day in the ‘Burgh

Alternative ways to spend St. Patrick’s Day in the ‘Burgh

Anna Walnoha | Staff Writer Saint Patrick’s Day, held every year on March 17, is a cultural and religious holiday commemorating the death of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Others know it as a day for wearing green, looking for gold and leprechauns and getting as intoxicated as one can. When you’re […]

St. Patrick’s Day evolution: Celebrations then and now

St. Patrick’s Day evolution: Celebrations then and now

By Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer St. Patrick wasn’t Irish, his name wasn’t even Patrick and the original color associated with St. Patrick’s Day was blue. So how did a holiday honoring a British guy named Maewyn Succat explode into a global celebration of Irish culture? Maewyn Succat was born as a nobleman in fifth […]

Must-have holiday toy shows how companies can drive demand

Must-have holiday toy shows how companies can drive demand

By Sean Spencer | Staff Writer It seems that every child is begging their parents to buy them the hottest toy this holiday season — Hatchimals. There’s only one problem, though — the toy is sold out everywhere.   Hatchimals by Spin Master are eggs that hatch into little furry creatures. There are 5 so-called […]

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 […]