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Girl killed by unattended gun, purchased illegally

Girl killed by unattended gun, purchased illegally

By Shivani Gosai | Asst. Opinions Editor  Gun violence is huge problem in America; this is apparent. It might seem like mass shootings are America’s biggest gun-related issues, but those only make up a small percentage of overall gun violence. The issue is deeper than that. On March 12, a 3-year-old girl, Yasha Ross, was […]

Nature will suffer under Trump blueprint budget

Nature will suffer under Trump blueprint budget

By Leah Devorak | Photo Editor  The world is beautifully diverse, especially in its wildlife. The United States is the perfect example of this, where animals abound and nature ranges from towering, snow-peaked mountains to soft, grassy plains. But under President Trump, it could all disappear. Trump released a partial outline of his 2018 budget […]

The process of creating a news story

The process of creating a news story

By Duke Staff The Duke doesn’t write stories “just for clicks.” Maybe that’s not entirely true. Like any news outlet, The Duke and its staff want people to read our stories. It’s frustrating to pour your time and effort into something that only eight people view on www.duqsm.com. When you write something, you write it […]

Proposed Trump budget illogical, dangerous

Proposed Trump budget illogical, dangerous

By Rebekah Devorak | Shivani Gosai  If all goes well for President Donald Trump’s plan, we’ll shortly be living in a very different type of America. And for most, even those who voted for Trump in the first place, that’s not going to be a good thing. The Trump administration released a proposed budget for […]

Italian band deported before music festival

Italian band deported before music festival

By Charles Megginson | Staff Columnist Since Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, the liberal media has seized every opportunity to plague his administration with scandal. Throughout the past four months, the American people have been lambasted with clickbait article after clickbait article, demonizing Trump’s every move. One music group is hoping to take advantage […]

Women’s march not failure for smaller turnout

Women’s march not failure for smaller turnout

By Shivani Gosai | Assistant Opinions Editor All around the globe, women have been protesting the recent inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. Once again, citizens gathered in New York City on March 8 for “A Day Without a Woman” to protest against his administration and gender discrimination. The rally called for women to take […]

Allegheny County right to ban public vaping

Allegheny County right to ban public vaping

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  For anyone who is tired of wading through vape smoke at concerts and sports game, you can add a tally to the win column. On March 7, the Allegheny County City Council voted to ban e-cigarettes, the popular mechanism used for vaping, at all places where regular cigarettes are […]

Millions to lose healthcare without Obamacare

Millions to lose healthcare without Obamacare

By Duke Staff  Remember in high school when a trip to the nurse for a headache led to TUMS and pretzels? Or how sometimes “healthcare” in college only consists of DayQuil and sleeping through your 9:25 a.m. class? Well, if the Republican administration’s new health care act is passed, entering the real world will only […]

Ford brings more jobs with new self-driving car

Ford brings more jobs with new self-driving car

By Shivani Gosai | Asst. Opinions Editor  Pretty soon, there will be another self-driving car in Pittsburgh. Alongside Uber’s current project on autonomous cars, the major car brand Ford is planning on investing $1 billion into Pittsburgh for its own autonomous car technology. Ford announced on Feb. 10 that it is investing the $1 billion […]

Rise in anti-Semitism should not quiet Jews

Rise in anti-Semitism should not quiet Jews

By David DeFelice | Contributor  During the past few weeks, I have seen a multitude of news reports in the media about growing anti-Semitism in the United States. I distinctly remember the first time I personally experienced anti-Semitism. I was at a hookah bar, and the subject of geopolitics came up between the person on […]

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