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Plants: giving us food, medicine, shelter and music?

Plants: giving us food, medicine, shelter and music?

Hallie Lauer | News Editor Almost every middle school science fair has the project where a student takes two plants and tries to see how different types of music affect its growth. But picture this instead: rather than playing music for the plants, the vegetation itself creates the music. Paul Miller, an assistant professor of […]

Duquesne study abroad program to New Delhi returns

Duquesne study abroad program to New Delhi returns

Jessica Lincoln | Staff Writer This year, the Center for Healthcare Ethics is once again offering a summer study abroad course in India. The three-week program, Research Ethics for Global Health, is set to begin on July 6 and will be based in New Delhi, with overnight excursions to Agra and Jaipur. “In the course, […]

Starting the new year and the new semester on the right foot

Starting the new year and the new semester on the right foot

2020 marks not just the start of a new semester, but a new year. Whether you’re beginning your first semester or you’re set to graduate in May, The Duke has some tips to start the new year off on the right foot. On the right foot Griffin Sendek | Photo Editor One of the most […]

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree at Duquesne’s Christmas Ball

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree at Duquesne’s Christmas Ball

Hannah Rauh | Staff Writer 12/05/2019 Students at Duquesne have the opportunity to really get into the Christmas spirit this week by attending the 39th annual Christmas Ball this coming Thursday, Dec. 5. The dance will be taking place at the Omni William Penn Hotel, which will provide a wonderful atmosphere to relax and enjoy […]

Eating, shopping and schoolwork: How to do Thanksgiving Break right

Eating, shopping and schoolwork: How to do Thanksgiving Break right

Hannah Rauh | Staff Writer Just imagine a picturesque Thanksgiving dinner — turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes steaming on the table while everyone is busy catching up with each other and telling stories about their past few months. It’s a great thing to come home for the holidays, and especially Thanksgiving considering the nature of […]

Duquesne students greeted by therapy dogs at Gumberg Library

Duquesne students greeted by therapy dogs at Gumberg Library

Hannah Rauh | Staff Writer Duquesne students were given a little taste of home last week, when therapy dogs came to visit at the library. For many students, this session was a quick escape from the workload and stress that comes with trying to balance homework, a job, friends, sports and extracurricular activities in college. […]

Point Park student showcases his talents through sound production

Point Park student showcases his talents through sound production

Colleen Hammond | Opinions Editor   Gentle humming faded through the air as actors in muted-colored costumes darted in and out of a small greenroom. Peter Brucker sang to himself as he began his day with the intimate process of attaching the actors’ microphones. Brucker, a sound design student at Point Park University, spends his […]

The Day After Halloween: Why students have off

The Day After Halloween: Why students have off

Ashley Newman | Staff Writer Each year, Duquesne students are gifted with the day after Halloween off from classes. Many people may take the day to relax after the festivities or get ahead on their work, but have you ever wondered why Duquesne always takes Nov. 1 off for a holiday? Nov. 1 is All […]

Runners fill Pittsburgh streets during EQT 10 Miler

Runners fill Pittsburgh streets during EQT 10 Miler

Grace Rosello | staff writer Crossing over the Smithfield Street Bridge before sunrise on Nov. 2, the Equitable Resources, Inc (EQT) 10 miler meant joining a multitude of runners decked out in race gear all heading to the starting line. On both sides of the bridge, silhouetted black against the gold and blue sky, runners […]

Duquesne NPHC hosts Pumpkin Painting event

Duquesne NPHC hosts Pumpkin Painting event

Kellen Stepler | assistant features editor   Halloween without festive pumpkins is no Halloween at all. The Duquesne National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) agrees. On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the Duquesne NPHC held a pumpkin painting event in the Africa Room that started at 8 p.m. Brandon Scott, president of the Duquesne NPHC, said the event was […]

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