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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 […]

Black Friday is a cultural tradition, albeit a problematic one

Black Friday is a cultural tradition, albeit a problematic one

11/15/2018 By Zoe Stratos | Staff Columnist In 2017, more than 70 million people participated in the busiest shopping day of the year: Black Friday. However, with all of the discounts, clearances, price tags slashed and doorbusters up for grabs, is the tradition really worth all the trouble braving sale-crazy crowds? After factoring all of […]

Expensive eats: Is Campus Market the priciest shop around?

Expensive eats: Is Campus Market the priciest shop around?

By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor 10/19/17 Chances are, if you’ve found your way into Campus Market for a late-night snack run, or if you’ve wandered in to grab a quick bite in between classes, you’ve probably noticed that something is a little fishy, and I’m not just talking about the sushi. I’m talking prices. […]

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 […]

Local stores spice up Black Friday shopping

Local stores spice up Black Friday shopping

By Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer This Black Friday, instead of getting caught up in the stampede, maybe it’s time to turn to local and independent businesses in Pittsburgh. Rather than going to Target, do your holiday shopping a little closer to the city. There are many family owned businesses in Pittsburgh. While there won’t […]

Will walk for food: Life beyond dining halls

Will walk for food: Life beyond dining halls

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor Welcome to the Continuing Misadventures of a Displaced Duquesne Student, a series in which Features Editor Seth Culp-Ressler grapples with his newfound life off campus. For the veterans of apartment life, feel free to laugh at his incompetence. For non-veterans, perhaps the mistakes he chronicles are valuable lessons. Chapter […]

Whatever comes to mind: Black Friday loses charm

Whatever comes to mind: Black Friday loses charm

By George Flynn | Opinions Editor The holiday season was one of my favorite seasons as a child. I loved eating Thanksgiving dinner with my extended family. I adored celebrating Christmas with my sister and parents. Opening the gifts underneath the tree was the glorious moment I waited for every single year. As I got […]

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