Opinions

Keep up the good work, DU

Keep up the good work, DU

By Kaye Burnet | Editor-in-Chief When I started at The Duke, there was a generally accepted notion ever-present in the newsroom: Duquesne students don’t care about anything. School sports? They don’t care. Politics? They don’t care. While students at the University of Pittsburgh were blocking traffic to protest for a higher minimum wage, Duquesne students […]

A newspaper is worth fifty thousand words

A newspaper is worth fifty thousand words

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor 51,701 words. That’s an average of about 850 words over the span of 61 total articles, profiles, features and columns. Now it’s my job to sum all that up in just under 800. I’ve been thinking about this column for a long time. I knew I’d eventually have to […]

Saying goodbye is the hardest thing to do

Saying goodbye is the hardest thing to do

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor “All good writing is swimming underwater and holding your breath.” I pinned that F. Scott Fitzgerald quote onto the side of my desk that sat in a pod in the middle of the room. It was the first day of my junior year, and it was the first day […]

Duquesne admin should solicit advice of professors

Duquesne admin should solicit advice of professors

By Trey Weise | Contributor Duquesne celebrates its faculty as exemplary models of the teacher-scholar: innovative in the classroom, excellent in their academic areas, cutting-edge in their research and committed to the health of the university. In my experience, this praise is well-deserved, and I have found my professors to genuinely care about their students […]

Coachella music festival brings style controversy

Coachella music festival brings style controversy

By Shivani Gosai | Assistant Opinions Editor Every year as the weather gets warmer, young adults break out their flower crowns and bohemian crop tops, and they get ready to celebrate their favorite artists and singers. This is also known as music festival season. Long-heralded as one of the most well-known music festivals, Coachella Valley […]

LGBT issues buried under Chick-fil-A drama

LGBT issues buried under Chick-fil-A drama

By Ollie Gratzinger | Assistant Features Editor It all started with a chicken sandwich. Well, maybe not really, but that’s sure what it looks like to the thousands of critics and commentators who’ve bought into the recent uproar surrounding the Chick-fil-A coming to Duquesne. It exploded into a mess of divisive commentary when members of […]

It’s time to accept adjunct union at Duquesne

It’s time to accept adjunct union at Duquesne

By: Duke Staff While LGBT students at Duquesne were being attacked online because two students criticized the university’s decision to bring a Chick-fil-A on campus, Duquesne remained largely silent on the issue. With the exception of a brief statement posted on Facebook, the administration has not weighed in to defend students, or offer any clarification […]

McAnulty budget cuts undeserved

McAnulty budget cuts undeserved

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  Duquesne University announced that it would be reallocating $1.5 million of its Academic Affairs budget across campus. This means that some schools would be receiving funding cuts, where the money would be removed from one school’s budget and placed into another school or program on campus instead. For example, […]

Concern over DU Press and liberal arts budget

Concern over DU Press and liberal arts budget

By Trey Weise | Contributor  In mid-February, the Duquesne administration announced that as part of a $1.5 million reallocation of the Academic Affairs budget, it would be closing the Duquesne University Press — an academic publisher with an international reputation for its titles in literary studies, psychology, and philosophy — to recoup its $300,000 annual […]

Vertical gardens hope to benefit city environment

Vertical gardens hope to benefit city environment

By Shivani Gosai | Asst. Opinions Editor  Other than the small parks dotted around the fringe of downtown, Pittsburgh is greatly needing a dose of greenery. To add a burst of color to the skyline, the Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corp. is hoping to turn old buildings into sustainable “vertical forests.” The group hopes to […]

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