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Staff Ed: St. Patrick’s Day about more than binge drinking

Staff Ed: St. Patrick’s Day about more than binge drinking

03/15/2018 Happy early St. Patrick’s Day, Duquesne. Because we are incredibly boring prudes here at The Duke, we wanted to take a moment to remind you all of this one fact before you go out and get wasted this weekend: St. Patrick’s Day is grossly insensitive and dangerous. Now breathe. Breathe. Exhale. Please hear us […]

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 […]

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