Shweta Suresh Contributing Editor

Class of 2011


  • Pittsburgh through the years

    The city of Pittsburgh celebrates its 250th birthday this year. The ’Burgh was born Nov. 25, 1758, when a piece of land at the junction of the Ohio, Monongahela, and Allegheny rivers received its name. Since then, Pittsburgh has grown and expanded, and risen out of the smoke of steel factories to become the place we know and love today.

    Pillbox | October 6, 2008
  • A taste of Ethiopia

    Tana, a flavorful Ethiopian restaurant located at 5929 Baum Blvd. in East Liberty, has earned a well-deserved spot on Pittsburgh’s map of great places to eat. Colored a warm yellow and decorated with beautiful African artifacts, the restaurant exudes a bright and cheery atmosphere that is warm and welcoming.

    Pillbox | September 29, 2008
  • Dragons, dumplings, and dances

    Located at the South Side Riverfront Park, the Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival was a celebration of Asian culture and gave locals a taste of the culture and traditions of many Asian countries, including China, India, Japan, and Tuva. Held last Saturday, it combined various elements of food and entertainment to put on an interesting display that all members of the family could enjoy.

    Pillbox | September 22, 2008
  • Defusing the bomb

    On Aug. 6 and 9, 63 years ago, the nuclear bombs Little Boy and Fat Man were detonated on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, instantly killing tens of thousands of the people living there, and severely wounding those who remained.

    Pillbox | September 15, 2008
  • Thinking outside the box

    The fate of abandoned Wal-Mart and Kmart buildings no longer remains a mystery.

    Pillbox | September 8, 2008

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