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Get Outside in Pittsburgh!

Photo taken at Dolly Sods by Dani Jordan
December 21, 2020

We’re all so restless having to stay at home 24/7 surrounded only by family and confined to our homes. While quarantine has upped the levels of anxiety around the world, a great way to combat that is...

Milk Bar Pie Is the Best Pie, and You Can’t Change My Mind

Milk Bar Pie is everything a pie should be and more.
November 23, 2020

In elementary school, I went through a phase when anyone who met me knew I liked pie. Even though I’m not quite as overt about my obsession these days, I don’t think I’ve ever come out of it. With...

Mental Health Tips for a Winter of Quarantine

https://www.verywellmind.com/cabin-fever-fear-of-isolation-2671734
November 18, 2020

It's no secret that most everyone is under stress right now with the current state of the world. With winter just around the corner and the spikes in COVID-19 cases across the nation, the upcoming months...

10 Ways to Stay Sustainable During Quarantine

Hundreds of disposable face masks are found in the ocean after being thrown away. This litter poses a threat to ocean wildlife and pollutes our waters. (from the New York Times)
October 12, 2020

During these difficult and often boring months, there are many ways to spend your time pitching in to help fight the battle against our planet’s climate crisis. Here are 10 things that you can do as...

Fun Activities to do During Fall While Being Safe from COVID

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October 12, 2020

Autumn is here and that means cooler weather, the leaves changing, and Spooky Season! Although you may not be able to share a Pumpkin Spice Latte with a friend or be frightened at a haunted house there...

Food Writer Priya Krishna is the Best of America

Krishna speaks at the Cherry Bombe Jubilee 2019 conference about cultural diversity and sexism in the food world
February 20, 2020

In the food world, 2019 was the year of Priya Krishna. She released her second cookbook, Indian-ish in April, and it instantly became a smash-hit, eventually being named one of the Best Cookbooks of Spring...

The Fast Fashion Industry: Is ‘Ethical Shopping’ the Solution?

The Fast Fashion Industry: Is ‘Ethical Shopping’ the Solution?
October 29, 2019

Until the 1960s, the fashion industry had four seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall. According to The Good Trade, there are now around 52 “micro-seasons” every year. Retailers come out with new...

A Guide To Pittsburgh’s Vegan Hotspots

A Guide To Pittsburgh's Vegan Hotspots
October 9, 2019

Burgatory Burgatory’s relaxed industrial-rustic ambiance is rivaled only by its food–the restaurant boasts a number of carefully crafted burgers and milkshakes along with the option to create your...

Pittsburgh’s Best Vegan Comfort Food

Square Cafe in Point Breeze
October 9, 2019

Pierogies Most Pittsburghers can agree that pierogies are a staple to our cities food culture and history from the pierogi races at Pirates games and the traditional polish restaurants and easy access...

Staff Eats: CHiKN

Staff Eats: CHiKN
October 9, 2019

CHiKN is a hip, new, restaurant in Oakland with one specialty: chicken. There are four entrees on the menu, tenders, sandwich, salad, and CHiKN & waffles. With a limited selection, you better hope...

Style Spotlight: Michal Hajlasz

Style Spotlight: Michal Hajlasz
October 8, 2019

Michal Hajlasz is a style icon at Taylor Allderdice High School. His look is iconic and individual. Here is a rundown of what he wears, where it’s from, and how much it costs for those of you trying...

Confection Chronicles: Apples, apples, apples galore!

Confection Chronicles: Apples, apples, apples galore!
October 5, 2019

Apples, apples, apples galore! No we’re not talking about the $1 trillion tech company. We’re talking about Fuji, Honey Crisp, Red Delicious, and Granny Smith—a pastry’s greatest companion. Celebrate...

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