Cynthia Peng Staffwriter

Class of 2011


  • PSO begins 2007–2008 season

    Heinz Hall sparkled Friday night, and it wasn’t just the chandeliers. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra opened their season with class: an all-American overture, a celebrated soloist, and a classical blockbuster.

    Pillbox | October 1, 2007
  • Full faith and credit?

    When first-year Science and Humanities Scholar Ariel Rosenburg celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, a little more than a week ago, she e-mailed her professors two weeks in advance about missing class and making up assignments. She discovered that “not all professors were equal” when dealing with her absences. While some gladly granted her extensions in turning in work, others did not all...

    News | September 24, 2007
  • Seven layers of heaven

    Seven-layer dip is fun to tantalizingly delicious and make with friends.


    1 can refried beans; 2 oz. taco seasoning; 2 large avocados; 1 lemon/lime; 1 oz. avocado mix (optional); 1 small container sour cream; Chives; 1 large tomato; Cheddar cheese; Mozzarella cheese


    Pillbox | September 24, 2007
  • The bridges of Allegheny County

    Construction has begun on Pittsburgh’s Boulevard of the Allies Bridge, one of nearly 6000 Pennsylvania bridges that state-certified bridge inspectors deemed “structurally deficient,” the same term used to describe the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis this summer.

    News | September 17, 2007