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Pittsburgh New Works Festival held at DU

Pittsburgh New Works Festival held at DU

09/05/2019 By Kellen Stepler  Duquesne University’s Genesius Theater is home to Duquesne’s Red Masquers, the Spotlight Musical Theater Company and the Mary Pappert School of Music. And now, it’s home to the Pittsburgh New Works Festival (PNWF) in the festival’s 29th year. For the past six years, the event was held at Carnegie Stages. The […]

Farmers markets thrive as seasons change

Farmers markets thrive as seasons change

Krystina Primack | Staff Writer 09/13/2018 With several days of September now behind us, the official beginning of fall is fast approaching. Although we’ve had quite a bit of disparity between the recent muggy summer forecasts and the much-anticipated arrival of autumn weather, the varying temperatures still haven’t discouraged members of our community from visiting […]

New Indian restaurant offers traditional flavor and charm

New Indian restaurant offers traditional flavor and charm

02/22/2018 By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor Move over Chipotle, Indian barbecue is coming to take your place. Choolaah opened its doors Friday, Jan. 26 in East Liberty, near Oakland. Co-founders Raji Sankar and Randhir Sethi debuted an Indian eatery that prides itself on fresh, healthy food. Choolaah focuses on bringing a casual, fast approach […]

Duquesne University intern involved in farming initiative

Duquesne University intern involved in farming initiative

02/15/2018 By Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer The Hilltop Alliance is aiming to right the wrongs of the past with their Hilltop Urban Farm Project. Since the turn of the 20th century, economic growth and urbanization have exploded. A paper entitled “Urbanization and its implications for food and farming” has addressed the impact that rapid […]

Forward Fashion: Dress to Impress

Forward Fashion: Dress to Impress

02/08/2018 By Anna Walnoha | Staff Writer Some say it’s what’s on the that inside truly matters, but when the time comes to find a job or internship, your appearance matters quite a bit. Afterall, a polished ensemble can say a thousand words for a person before they even introduce themselves. Two women from Duquesne […]

Hill District’s Black History

Hill District’s Black History

Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer 02/08/2018 CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly states that The August Wilson Center is owned by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. It has been updated to rectify this mistake. From the 1920s to 1940s, the Hill District was a place of thriving culture, producing some of the highest literature, […]

Local DU chef, activist featured on TBS’ ‘Full Frontal’

Local DU chef, activist featured on TBS’ ‘Full Frontal’

02/01/2018 By Elsa Buehler | Staff Writer Marla Blunt: member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), political organizer, fighter for a living wage and fair healthcare and Duquesne’s vegan/vegetarian chef. Blunt puts her all into her cause with her union and the city of Pittsburgh. Recently, Blunt was featured on TBS’s late-night talk show […]

New restaurant promises flavor, soul, lacks organization

New restaurant promises flavor, soul, lacks organization

01/11/2018 By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor The Strip District’s newest addition, Preeti’s Pitt, is sure to become a local hotspot. Serving up classic American and soul food dishes makes this lounge a step above the rest. However, if they truly want to expand their reach, the owners will have to implement some serious organizational […]

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 […]

Hippo Campus, Remo Drive compete for the night

Hippo Campus, Remo Drive compete for the night

By Joey Mueser | Staff Writer 11/30/2017 A group of guys in their early 20s met when they were younger and shared an appreciation for music: it’s surprise the recipe for a successful rock band (by today’s standards) isn’t published in a cookbook somewhere. The four-man set that makes up Hippo Campus’ indie-rock sound was […]