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Green Man Tunnel is one of many Pittsburgh sites surrounded by tall tales.

Spooky Pittsburgh Spots To Explore This Halloween

Hannah Schwartz, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 28, 2022

Though one might think that the best places for ghost-hunting would be big cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, and NYC, the hills of Pennsylvania lend themselves just as well to haunted locations. With Halloween...

Spindrift 4 Flavor Original Variety Pack.

Ranking The Best Carbonated Drinks

Abigail Naveh, Staff Writer October 25, 2022

Water is crucial for life to exist. No matter if you are an athlete, the head of the debate team, or a writer on The Foreword, it is incredibly important to hydrate constantly. However, if you are anything...

A loaf of sourdough bread fresh from my oven.

My Journey into Sourdough

Nate Chinman June 8, 2022

If you asked me what one of my hobbies was going to be a couple years ago, I never would have said baking sourdough bread. If I’m being honest, I didn’t even like eating it that much. However, everyone...

Racks of unique clothing and pieces at the Buffalo Exchange in the Southside.

Shopping Second Hand in Pittsburgh: Sustainable, Affordable and Trendy!

Zoe Obenza-Bridges, Lifestyle Editor June 1, 2022

Thrift stores have been around seemingly forever, with the first Salvation Army store opened in the late 1800s, and Goodwill in 1902. Lately, it appears that the act of shopping secondhand has been at...

Toothbrushes lined up on a beach display the amount of waste caused by everyday items.

Five Sustainable Self Care Swaps

Zoe Obenza-Bridges, Lifestyle Editor October 22, 2021

It is no secret that the majority of businesses and large corporations are heavily reliant on plastic packaging. Similar to the fast fashion industry, the cosmetic and beauty industries are responsible...

Senior Chloe Werner remarked that although it was the only chicken sandwich she had tried, “the Popeye’s one was fire.”

Is The Frenzy For The Chicken Sandwich Really All That?

Ella Bindewald June 3, 2021

Recently, there has been a trend that many fast food restaurants have indulged in — the chicken sandwich. It started with KFC, Popeye’s, and Chick-fil-A, and it has now grown to include almost every...

In Poland, stuffed dumplings are called pierogies whereas in Russia and Romania, they are called varenikis. (King Arthur Baking Company)

Quarantine Cooking: Varenikis

Gabriella Naveh March 24, 2021

My Great-grandmother was born in Romania. Her childhood was marked by a lack of clothing to keep her warm during the brutally cold winters, not enough food to eat and the most heartbreaking of all, the...

What’s Wrong With Fast Fashion, And How You Can Help

What’s Wrong With Fast Fashion, And How You Can Help

Hannah Schwartz February 17, 2021

Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve purchased something — or a lot of things — from Forever 21. And why wouldn’t you? Their clothes are easily accessible, trendy, and affordable. Unfortunately,...

Second gentleman Douglas Emhoff, Vice President Harris, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and President Biden on Inauguration Day.

Why the Women of the Biden Administration’s Inaugural Fashion Signals a New Era

Gabriella Naveh February 10, 2021

The way in which society values a woman’s fashion choices as opposed to that of a man’s has long been a topic of discussion — and rightfully so. Our history consists of centuries of women being seen...

Photo taken at Dolly Sods by Dani Jordan

Get Outside in Pittsburgh!

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 everything a pie should be and more.

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

Abigail Segel 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

Zoe Obenza-Bridges 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...

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