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5 Ways to Avoid the Quarantine 15

by Zoey Angelucci Life has been absolutely turned upside down for almost a year now because of the coronavirus quarantine. Masks are mandatory; social distancing is a staple. No one imagined we would ever have to live like this. Every aspect of life has been largely affected, including exercise and healthy living. In the past almost year, gyms have been... Read More

A Pittsburgh-based, successful business woman

By Jamella Smith Alicia Jenkins’ first successful business was a construction firm, which started while reestablishing a relationship with her estranged mother. While she mended things with her mother, Jenkins also realized she was good at business, even during a pandemic. “Everything that I ever thought would be a boundary for me, wasn’t.  There are no boundaries, only what is... Read More

Take a trip to Cuyahoga Valley

By Jared Murphy Originating as a National Recreation Area in 1974, Cuyahoga Valley was redesignated as a national park 26 years later in 2000, making it the only national park that originated as a national recreation area. Cuyahoga Valley is the only national park in Ohio and is the closest park to Pittsburgh.  Cuyahoga Valley is home to about one... Read More

The Witch Journey Out of the Broom Closet

By Miriah Auth Anna Lyons hid her practice of witchcraft after being bullied as a child. When her peers dismissed and invalidated her belief in magic, she went into hiding.  Tatyana Johnson was told she was going to hell by a Tinder date when she invited him to a meeting of witches at Arts & Crafts: Botanica & Occult Shop... Read More

Golden Souls: How local artists are changing the business of wearable art

By Matthew Ryan Miramontes Sarah Sindler always wanted to be an artist, but it was not until she began casting and working with fine metals like gold and silver did she find a career involving wearable art. Other artists like Sakony Burton might have been involved with his clothing brand Désir longer than he has been turning fine metals into... Read More

Body modification options, acceptance rise despite remaining stigmas

By Dara Collins The long history of body modification for Revina Lower started when he was a teenager piercing his ears and eyebrows on his own. In his mid-20s, Lower started tattooing his face, split his tongue and received implants. Now at the age of 44, Lower has lost count of his list of body modifications that includes many more... Read More