Tournées Film Festival

Originally published on January 25, 2019 in The Holcad Student Newspaper. Throughout the coming semester, the Department of Modern Languages will present six French language films in their seventh Tournées Film Festival. These events are in conjunction with the Jake Erhardt International Film Series. The festival will include one classic and five contemporary films that… Continue reading Tournées Film Festival

Review: “Crimes of Grindelwald”

Originally published on November 30, 2018 in The Holcad Student Newspaper. “Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second movie in the now five-movie sub-franchise of the Harry Potter series. Released November 16, “Crimes of Grindelwald” is packed with new beasts (not enough), new characters (too many), and a very confused plotline (no opinion). Its… Continue reading Review: “Crimes of Grindelwald”

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Originally published on November 9, 2018 in The Holcad Student Newspaper.  On Saturday, November 10, Theatre Westminster will host its first ever Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre in Berlin Lounge. Mystery dinners have become increasingly popular within the last decade. Essentially, they are plays at which diners are invited to help solve a mystery, usually involving… Continue reading Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Catapult on Campus

Originally published on October 5, 2018 in The Holcad Student Newspaper. On Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m., the Celebrity Series will host a finalist group from America’s Got Talent: Catapult. The show will last approximately 75 minutes and will include a short 15-minute intermission halfway through. Promotional materials from the Celebrity Series Office on-campus… Continue reading Catapult on Campus

A Semester of Shakespeare

Originally published on September 21, 2018 in The Holcad Student Newspaper.  Theatre Westminster has been hard at work to incorporate its new tagline for the year: “Drama Twist: A Modern Spin on Classic Plays.” The department has already held two beneficial workshops this month to bolster their mission: a musical theatre choreography workshop and a… Continue reading A Semester of Shakespeare

Mellon Square Development

Originally published on May 21, 2019 in The Downtowner newsletter. Within the last five years, the area surrounding the newly restored Mellon Square Park has undergone a major transformation. Previously, many buildings around the park were vacant. Now, it abounds with new hotels, restaurants, and residential spaces. As a result of these recent additions, Mellon… Continue reading Mellon Square Development

Downtown CDC’s Newest Member: Tyler Mountain Water & Coffee

Originally published on April 16, 2019 in The Downtowner newsletter. The Downtown CDC would like to welcome our newest member: Tyler Mountain Water & Coffee! Proudly serving the Pittsburgh area since 1981, Tyler Mountain continues to bring only the best quality products to their customers. As the go-to distributor for bottled water, coffee, filtration, and… Continue reading Downtown CDC’s Newest Member: Tyler Mountain Water & Coffee

3 New Businesses and Why They Moved Downtown

Originally published on April 9, 2019 in The Downtowner newsletter. In last week's newsletter we highlighted three businesses that rooted themselves in our community long ago. This week, we will look at three businesses that are relatively newer to downtown and what attracted them to our community. The first business, and also the newest, is… Continue reading 3 New Businesses and Why They Moved Downtown