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The Pittsburgh Harlequins Rugby Club

June 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

For most folks locally, American football is the pinnacle of physical sports. But remove the helmets and the shoulder pads and could those same athletes succeed in one of the [...]

Just Drive: Auto Racing in Pittsburgh

May 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Since the invention of the automobile, industrialists and entrepreneurs have endeavored to make faster, more aerodynamic vehicles; with some being more successful than [...]

Automobile Innovation In Pittsburgh

March 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

If you ask most Americans about the history of automobiles in the US, most people would make the connection to Detroit, and the longevity of Ford, Dodge, and Chrysler.  The [...]

Flashback to The Future: The Byham House

March 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Achieving the perfect arabesque or brisé is hard enough. Doing it far away from home is even harder. For full-time pre-professional dancers at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, [...]

Breaking Barriers: Chuck Cooper

February 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Most people know the story of Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. If you ask those same people who broke the [...]

The Birth Of A Nation

February 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

May 30th, 1918 may not resonate with many Pittsburghers today, but on that date 99 years ago, a new nation-state was conceived at the Moose Hall on Liberty Avenue.[1] The [...]

More Than Just 15 Minutes Of Fame

February 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

With today’s social media, reality television, and viral video access, it is possible for any person to achieve “15 minutes of fame.”[1] Whether that is positive or [...]
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