Louisa Kinoshi Staffwriter

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  • The scoop on JUPE

    It’s hard to miss the distinctive Victorian architecture that characterizes the historic business district of East Carson Street, across the Monongahela River from campus. Tucked away near the Birmingham Bridge is a small building with a painted blue exterior — JUPE boutique.

    Pillbox | December 3, 2007
  • Chanel: Forever in blue jeans

    Chanel is usually known for its classic and timeless yet inspiring pieces. At Paris Fashion Week, Chanel Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld displayed an edgy spring 2008 collection, Nuits d’Été (Summer Nights). Emerging on a runway set in front of a gigantic black bow, the models looked like presents being unwrapped. These gifts were elegant as expected, but Lagerfield added a bit of surprise with...

    Pillbox | October 15, 2007
  • Barack Obama by any other name should smell just as sweet

    In 2000, when I initially moved back to the United States after living in Nigeria, everyone knew me as Bukola. During school registration I was given the option of choosing which name to go by, and I chose Bukola, my middle name, because it is the name I had been referred to by family and friends all my life. I was very proud of my name because Olubukola means “God has added to my wealth” in Yorub...

    Forum | February 5, 2007
  • Meet the black greeks

    On October 28, 2004, two CMU students stood in front of the campus community at the Fence as new brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Along with two other brothers, they wore nicely ironed black pants, white shirts, and black ties.

    News | November 14, 2005
  • City fiscal crisis results in raised job tax

    Student workers returning to part-time work this year face a five fold increase in an annual occupational tax. The new occupational tax, now renamed the Emergency and Municipal Services (EMS), has increased by $42 from the former annual $10 occupational privilege tax imposed on all workers in Pittsburgh.
    The city council?s resolution was no surprise considering the recent financial turmoil the ...

    News | January 17, 2005