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Former foster youth advocates for policy change

Former foster youth advocates for policy change

Hallie Lauer | Features Editor 06/21/18 In 2015, more than 670,000 children spent time in foster care. To put that into perspective, that is enough children to fill the A.J. Palumbo Center about 152 times. Lawrence White, a Pittsburgh native, had lived in nearly 20 homes, shelters or group homes by the time he hit […]

A look into the early 2000s with Duke archives

A look into the early 2000s with Duke archives

Jamie Crow | Staff Writer 04/26/2018 As our academic year winds down, we have the chance to look at one that was just gearing up. The beginning of the fall semester in 2000 brought the final address of the university’s then president, the introduction of Duquesne’s Italian campus and a visit from Jimmy Fallon. Needless […]

Greek Week ends with a music-filled evening

Greek Week ends with a music-filled evening

Natalie Schroeder | Staff Writer 04/19/2018 On Saturday, April 14, Greek Week concluded with its final event: Greek Sing. Each sorority was paired with a fraternity, created their own theme and performed on the Palumbo Center’s stage in hopes of earning a trophy. The event includes two segments: Formal Sing and Informal Sing. Each chapter […]

Unity and inclusion represented in DU crosses

Unity and inclusion represented in DU crosses

Krystina Primack | Staff Writer 04/19/2018 In 2002, St. John Paul II said, “[The crucifix] is the sign of God, who has compassion on us, who accepts human weakness, who opens to us all, to one another and therefore creates the relation of fraternity.” This concept of connectedness comes to mind when reflecting upon the […]

Myth comes to life at Bigfoot panel discussion

Myth comes to life at Bigfoot panel discussion

Nicolas Jozefczyk | A&E Editor 04/12/2018 The creature, the myth, the legend: Bigfoot took center stage at a riveting debate last Thursday, April 5. A resident assistant floor program, orchestrated by Carlee Shifko, an RA in Assumption Hall and PY1 pharmacy student, pitted two doctors of science against one another to answer once and for […]

Event encourages waste reduction on campus

Event encourages waste reduction on campus

Jamie Crow | Staff Writer 04/12/2018 On a college campus it can be pretty hard to live a zero-waste lifestyle. What’s even harder is figuring out where to start. It seems like everywhere you look we’re surrounded by single-use plastics that are impossible to avoid. On April 6, Evergreen held its second annual Waste is […]

The real story behind the notable ‘Scary Jesus’

The real story behind the notable ‘Scary Jesus’

04/05/2018 Krystina Primack | Staff Writer Since the early 1960s, Duquesne University has been the proud home of an extremely prominent and unique crucifix. What most students lovingly refer to as Scary Jesus is — according to the Duquesne University Times — actually officially given the title Crucifix, and is the creation of Austrian artist […]

Off-campus alternatives to typical college fare

Off-campus alternatives to typical college fare

04/05/2018 Anna Walnoha | Staff Writer When you ask college students about the prevailing diet on campus, or what they have delivered every weekend, many would likely say pizza. But wouldn’t most students like to branch out and, try new places and foods? Pittsburgh is a large melting pot of cultures and people, each bringing […]

Ex-New York Post journalist recounts 9/11

Ex-New York Post journalist recounts 9/11

Raymond Arke | News Editor 03/22/2018 March 20 marked the 15th anniversary of the Iraq War. American troops still patrol Baghdad streets long after the capture and overthrow of Saddam Hussein. While not directly related, the war in Iraq will forever be framed by the events of 9/11. Now, years later, one New York journalist […]

A look into the meaning of Duquesne’s crucifixes

A look into the meaning of Duquesne’s crucifixes

Krystina Primack | Staff Writer 03/22/2018 As Easter approaches, we are reminded that this time of year provides an opportunity to consider how Duquesne University, a Catholic institution, welcomes and serves students from different faiths and cultural backgrounds. This includes the role that religious iconography plays in producing meaning in the lives of students who […]

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