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Midterm Mania: Mix of Democratic, Republican success across U.S.

Midterm Mania: Mix of Democratic, Republican success across U.S.

Kailey Love | Managing Editor 11/08/18 A “Blue Wave” in the House. GOP gains in the Senate. Over 100 women elected across all national positions. The first openly gay governor ever elected in the U.S. Welcome to the 2018 midterm elections. The long anticipated general election saw record numbers of voter turnout nationwide, up significantly […]

Midterm Mania: Pennsylvania redistricting plays role in House flips

Midterm Mania: Pennsylvania redistricting plays role in House flips

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 11/08/18 A new congressional district map led to big changes in Pennsylvania’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms. In March, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the old map, drawn by Republican legislators in 2012, was unconstitutionally gerrymandered. After Pennsylvania’s legislature couldn’t draw a new map […]

Midterm Mania: Nation votes on important issues in ballot referenda

Midterm Mania: Nation votes on important issues in ballot referenda

Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 11/08/18 As the whole nation focused unprecedented attention on House and Senate candidates during these midterm elections, people intently watching maps and needles on Tuesday night may have missed some of the state and local referenda that made major impacts in smaller areas. In Allegheny County, voters rejected a referendum […]

Midterm Mania: Democrats make gains in PA state house

Midterm Mania: Democrats make gains in PA state house

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 11/08/18 While much of the country watched national races for U.S. House and Senate seats, Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans battled it out for control of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the state Senate in Harrisburg. While Republicans held both houses, Democrats made gains in each. For the Pennsylvania House, there […]

Campus organizations donate funds to synagogue

Campus organizations donate funds to synagogue

Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer 11/08/18 It has been a little over a week since the Tree of Life shooting in Squirrel Hill, but support from the Pittsburgh community – and beyond – has been abundant. Groups and organizations on Duquesne’s campus are supporting the Tree of Life synagogue after the shooting in any way […]

Professor brings geocaching to campus for research

Professor brings geocaching to campus for research

Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer 11/08/18 How many times have we heard the phrase, “Get off your phone and go out and play?”. Chances are, a lot. However, an activity new to Duquesne’s campus called geocaching, an outdoor treasure hunting game, requires users to have a GPS-enabled device or smartphone. Players then try to navigate […]

Becoming American series explores immigration challenges

Becoming American series explores immigration challenges

Olivia Donia | Staff Writer 11/08/18 In light of recent events both locally and nationally, Duquesne’s Liberal Arts department, in conjunction with the Gumberg Library and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, held screenings of Becoming American, a film program in six parts focusing on the challenges and impacts of immigration to the U.S. […]

Students organize walk-out, demand justice for Marquis

Students organize walk-out, demand justice for Marquis

updated on 11/07/2018  Hallie Lauer | Features Editor & Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 11/05/2018 Duquesne student Marquis Jaylen “JB” Brown died after jumping from a 16th-floor window in Brottier Hall, according to Pittsburgh police, on Oct. 5, 2018. Exactly one month later, members of the student body held a “walk-out” on Art Rooney Field […]

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania visits Duquesne University

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania visits Duquesne University

Katia Faroun | Photo Editor 11/01/18 The Duquesne University School of Law invited students, faculty and the general public to a discussion about the history of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania this past Wednesday, Oct. 24. The event took place in the Power Center Ballroom and included a presentation of the book, The Supreme Court […]

University unveils global Wi-Fi access for students

University unveils global Wi-Fi access for students

Hallie Lauer | Features Editor 11/01/18 At one point or another, we have all been there. We find something funny online and when we try to show our friends, we are met with that spinning circle while our phones search for internet to connect to. Well, with your Multipass login, problem solved. Duquesne has recently […]

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