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DU student shares ‘Q-Tips’ for making the most of quarantine

DU student shares ‘Q-Tips’ for making the most of quarantine

April 1, 2020 Carissa Haslam | Junior Communication Studies major  I have curated a list of some tips that will hopefully help you make the most of your quarantine experience — or at least survive it.  Some important Q-tips: Relive your childhood by building a giant blanket fort in your living room! Bonus points if […]

Duquesne student self-isolates, finds solace in podcasts and walks

Duquesne student self-isolates, finds solace in podcasts and walks

March 30, 2020 Jessica Schmitz | First Year Economics and Political Science Major My self-isolation has really been more of a quarantine. My parents live in North Dakota, so when students were asked to leave campus, I had to go through three airports to get back home. My parents didn’t want to risk me possibly […]

Masked Ambition

Masked Ambition

Griffin Sendek | Photo Editor 3/19/20 It’s tremendous how much one email can throw a wrench in everyone’s lives. The punching of a few keys and the click of a single button and suddenly our lives as students are changed forever. This photoshoot was planned a week ago to coincide with this once-a-semester special fashion […]

We’re all stories in the end: editor-in-chief bids adieu

We’re all stories in the end: editor-in-chief bids adieu

03/19/2020 By Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-chief  I’ve found that sometimes — rarely, but sometimes — life falls into place in such a way that makes me wonder if it’s all been predetermined. Sometimes, people and places and things all fit together like puzzle pieces made to be connected, like a fixed point in time, like […]

It will never be “that time of year again”

It will never be “that time of year again”

03/19/2020 By Hallie Lauer | News Editor Bruce Springsteen, in his Broadway show, said, “there’s nothing like being young and leaving someplace.” And while I have to agree with The Boss, I’ve never been good at goodbyes — particularly goodbyes that come too soon. Whether I want to or not, though, I have to say […]

Borne says bye: sports editor ready for next step

Borne says bye: sports editor ready for next step

03/19/2020 By David Borne | Sports Editor  When I first got to Pittsburgh four years ago, I don’t think I ever expected to fall in love with this place the way that I have. I didn’t know much about the city before I moved here. I knew about all the bridges, and was aware that […]

Goodbye, farewell, and amen from A&E editor

Goodbye, farewell, and amen from A&E editor

3/19/2020 By Josiah Martin | A&E Editor Those who know me personally will be unsurprised to hear that I have somewhat of a spotty memory. I cannot remember why I joined this paper initially. I know that I came down to an open house during the first few weeks of my freshman year, but cannot […]

Public fears and anxieties over GMOs growing old

Public fears and anxieties over GMOs growing old

2/13/20 Hannah Boucher | Staff Columnist Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not as new of a concept as many would like to believe. While it has been a controversial scientific advancement since the 1970s, when Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen invented modern-day genetic engineering, artificial selection has been used to cultivate crops and animals for […]

“Working” is good, but not without flaws

“Working” is good, but not without flaws

10/03/2019 By Hallie Lauer | Managing Editor Last weekend, the Bricolage theater Downtown hosted Working: A Musical for three nights only. Working follows the lives of real working professionals in their everyday jobs. Based on testimonials from real people, the show features people working in jobs that vary from masonry to teaching to a stay-at-home […]

Gladwell tackles assumptions about others in “Talking to Strangers”

Gladwell tackles assumptions about others in “Talking to Strangers”

10/03/2019 By Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer  Malcolm Gladwell’s new book Talking To Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know is perhaps the author’s most timely and important work to date. Throughout the work, Gladwell examines famous case studies like the Amanda Knox trial, when Hernan Cortez conquered the Aztecs and […]

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