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‘#Me too’ shows solidarity with sexual assault victims

‘#Me too’ shows solidarity with sexual assault victims

By Duke Staff 10/19/2017 In the wake of the numerous sexual accusations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, the #MeToo campaign — a social media movement led by women and men revealing their own experiences with sexual harassment and assault — emerged, leading to an abundance of people on several social media platforms coming forward. Several […]

Hollywood is shining a spotlight on sexual assault

Hollywood is shining a spotlight on sexual assault

By Michael Williams 10/19/2017 Imagine meeting with the person who will hold the key to the career of your dreams, a goal you have spent your life pursuing, finally about to be realized. What happens when you arrive, however, is vastly different than expected. Instead of a business meeting, this keyholder wants you to perform […]

Trump threatens freedom of press after feelings hurt

Trump threatens freedom of press after feelings hurt

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor 10/19/2017 President Donald Trump seems to have more energy for disliking the press than he does for absolutely anything else. Since he began to run for president, Trump has attacked multiple news organizations and journalists, calling them the “most dishonest people.” “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, […]

Freshman death during hazing ritual raises concerns

Freshman death during hazing ritual raises concerns

By Vince Gullo | Staff Columnist 10/19/2017 What ever happened to good old keg stands and toga parties? Just recently, a freshman at Louisiana State University was found dead on a couch at the university’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity chapter house. As tragic as the event was, it unfortunately is not surprising. The fraternity hazing […]

Tech journalists should speak out against industry giants

Tech journalists should speak out against industry giants

By Zach Landau | A&E Editor 10/11/17 Google has announced its successor to its critically-acclaimed Pixel, the Pixel 2. As well as boasting improved performance, this new phone will showcase a host of new hardware features, including an upgraded camera and … the removal of the headphone jack. This decision follows suit from Apple’s announcement […]

Trans people deserve equal protection under law

Trans people deserve equal protection under law

By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor 10/12/17 Every time the United States administration does something stupid, I think to myself, “Well, at least it can’t possibly get any worse than this.” And then it does. We’ve hit a moral rock bottom, and instead of offering a ladder, Attorney General Jeff Sessions broke out the shovel […]

Dear UNAM, what is feminism without women?

Dear UNAM, what is feminism without women?

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor 10/11/17 The largest university in Mexico, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) held a conference on the topic of feminism on Oct. 11, which is a wonderful idea except for one detail: All of the 11 participants were male. This is like a panel of white people discussing the […]

How to relieve stress and prepare for finals

How to relieve stress and prepare for finals

By Duke Staff 10/11/17 So you’ve just finished midterms, your brain is fried and you’re not feeling too great. The Duke is here to let you know it’s not the end of the world. Here are a few tips on how to bounce back from exams. Firstly, take advantage of being at a small college. […]

Allegheny county fighting opioid epidemic

Allegheny county fighting opioid epidemic

By Vince Gullo | Student Columnist 10/5/2017 Imagine living in a world where 9/11 happened every three weeks. It’d be almost inconceivable. What if I told you that we are living in that world right now? In the world of the opioid epidemic, 142 people die in America every day from overdoses. That’s the equivalent […]

Gun control necessary to prevent next mass shooting

Gun control necessary to prevent next mass shooting

By Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor 10/5/2017 In 2017, over 300 people have been killed in mass shootings and on average, there has been one major mass shooting every two months since 2010. These numbers could end with Las Vegas. Our government has the capability to make this the last mass shooting in the United […]

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