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Gun violence, bigotry must not define our generation. We must condemn it.

Gun violence, bigotry must not define our generation. We must condemn it.

05/02/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Mr. Rogers once said that when your heart can cry another’s sadness, your heart is full of love. Today, all of our hearts are a little fuller in the worst kind of way. Within the last week, two shootings have claimed the lives of three people. The first […]

‘That Ole Devil Called Love’: Editor-in-Chief Kailey Love graduates

‘That Ole Devil Called Love’: Editor-in-Chief Kailey Love graduates

05/02/2019 By Kailey Love | Editor-in-Chief  “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” In mulling over all the ways I could write the introduction for my long-dreaded Duke farewell column, I found that there was no better way to begin than by giving the quote that started it all. […]

SCOTUS to hear three landmark LGBTQ+ workers-rights cases in next term

SCOTUS to hear three landmark LGBTQ+ workers-rights cases in next term

04/25/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Searching for the right job is no walk in the park. College grads would be hard-pressed to name a bigger source of stress than answering the dreaded question, “What comes next?” But for gay and transgender Americans, the job search is made all the more difficult by the […]

We should care about Sri Lanka attack more than Notre Dame fire

We should care about Sri Lanka attack more than Notre Dame fire

04/25/2019 By Duke Staff Tragedy struck in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, when nine suicide bombers killed more than 300 people and injured hundreds more in coordinated attacks at churches and hotels throughout the country. According to USA Today, Sri Lanka’s Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene has stated that the attacks, which targeted the nation’s Christian […]

We should not downplay the scale of Russian interference

We should not downplay the scale of Russian interference

04/25/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist  Patriotism is a word that has largely been associated with that of the military, a strong country and strength in leadership. Since its founding, America has largely existed on the idea that we are a nation born for greatness. Surrounding our republican heritage, ideas of American exceptionalism and […]

Climate Change and green energy will have impact on economy

Climate Change and green energy will have impact on economy

04/25/2019 By Alexander Wolfe | Staff Columnist  I’m signing up to take a biology class, and it’s not just because my best friend is a bio major and I want to understand her when she says mitochondria are more than the powerhouse of the cell. Rather than just taking astronomy or an easier natural science […]

Pittsburgh gun control legislation is a necessary step in preventing attacks

Pittsburgh gun control legislation is a necessary step in preventing attacks

04/11/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor On April 9, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signed into action legislation that would restrict the use of assault-style weapons, like the one used to kill 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue last October. We unfortunately live in a time in which every public event comes with […]

DU ranked fourth locally in student debt

DU ranked fourth locally in student debt

04/11/2019 By Duke Staff Student loan debt and the mounting cost of higher education is often the source of self-deprecating jokes and existential woes that plague college students. Students here at Duquesne are no stranger to this phenomenon —as we have previously reported and the student body is painfully aware of, the university has increased […]

As semester stress piles up, rejection is not end of world

As semester stress piles up, rejection is not end of world

04/11/2019 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist  April has to be the most stressful month of the year. Finals are approaching and some students are figuring out summer internships or jobs. In the past two months I’ve dealt with two internship rejections and the to-do list for finals is piling up. Needless to say, I […]

Mormon Church to reverse anti-LGBTQ+ policies, procedures

Mormon Church to reverse anti-LGBTQ+ policies, procedures

04/11/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist  April 4, 2019, is a day that will live on as a milestone in the hearts of the LGBTQ+ members of the the Latter-Day Saints (LDS) Church. On that day, the church made an announcement reversing their policies regarding their positions on homosexuals in the church. Originally made […]

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