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Pittsburgh Designer Leads Upcycling Movement Against Fast Fashion

By: Delta Daley Pittsburgh-based designer Cierra Rauch has launched a local revolution against fast fashion with the clothing designs she has been drawing since she was 10 years old. Her DIY approach to turning old into new resonates with youth who have converted to thrifting and upcycling old clothes, as she creates one-of-a-kind pieces without sacrificing our planet. “The materials... Read More

The Ongoing Holiday Season

By Joseph Burkhard, Delta Daley, Brandon Kurzawski, and Kevin Turcovsky Caroline Lapinkski feels like if you start hearing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You” before Thanksgiving, it’s way too soon. The holiday season and Black Friday seem to start earlier every year. Last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many big holiday deals were spread out over... Read More

Manifestation: What it is and how it works

By Geena Provenzano Last Spring, quarantine left the entire world in a type of isolation it has never experienced before. Thanks to TikTok, people were able to find creative ways to cure their boredom. Some turned to dancing. Some turned to cooking. And some turned to magic. Over the summer, thousands of TikTok users shared their experiences with manifestation, sparking... Read More

The Future of Fashion

By Geena Provenzano The COVID-19 pandemic has forced everyone to change many aspects of their lives—one being style. As lockdowns progressed, people started adopting a more casual wardrobe. Sweatpants became the new normal, as Zoom meetings and classes were conducted from the waist up. Stores that once specialized in formalwear, began selling loungewear. With nowhere to go, there wasn’t much... Read More

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