Opinions

Editor-in-Chief Raymond Arke bids Duke farewell after four years

Editor-in-Chief Raymond Arke bids Duke farewell after four years

12/06/2018 By Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief There’s an old photo of myself, when I’m probably less than two-years-old, spread out on the kitchen floor with an open newspaper “reading” an article about the Ken Starr investigation. It is an amusing foreshadow to now as I reflect on four incredibly well-spent years at The Duke. What […]

Commuting presents students with unique challenges, advantages

Commuting presents students with unique challenges, advantages

12/06/2018 By Gabriella DiPietro | News Editor As students progress through their academic programs at Duquesne University, many eventually choose to move off campus to apartments and houses in the city and nearby South Side neighborhoods. By doing so and commuting to campus, many students gain more freedom by living on their own, maybe for […]

Duke staff looks forward

Duke staff looks forward

12/06/2018 By Duke Staff Josiah: While the past year has seen a lot wonderful time spent with a lot of my favorite people, I look forward to the clean slate that 2019 will bring. In a year full of ups and downs, I hope to keep a positive outlook looking forward, and I have big […]

Baraboo school district should punish students for Nazi salute

Baraboo school district should punish students for Nazi salute

11/29/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor A photograph taken last spring has recently gone viral, sparking outrage among Holocaust memorial groups and concerned citizens alike. In it, a group of high-school-aged and mostly white young men from Wisconsin posed for a prom picture, their faces alight with laughter and their arms held high in […]

Trump suggestions undermine free press

Trump suggestions undermine free press

11/29/2018 By Duke Staff “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” We started a news article in […]

Wellbeing Center deserves more funding to better serve students

Wellbeing Center deserves more funding to better serve students

11/29/2018 By Lauren Humphreys | Staff Columnist  Any college student in the 21st century knows that sinking feeling when that all too familiar email comes in — “Semester Bill Posted.” Rising tuition prices across the country (and the hefty student loan bill that will eventually come with it) could possibly be the biggest stressor for […]

As they remain a pressing concern, eating disorders must be destigmatized

As they remain a pressing concern, eating disorders must be destigmatized

11/29/2018 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist  When I got a call late this summer from my best friend saying that she had been diagnosed with an eating disorder, the world came to a halt. How hadn’t I known? I thought as her best friend, things like this would be obvious to me. Turns out, […]

Christmas Capitalism unfair to workers, buries true meaning

Christmas Capitalism unfair to workers, buries true meaning

11/15/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor  The halls are decked, the stockings are hung, the mochas are minty and it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet. ‘Tis the season, I suppose, but every year, the season comes sooner. Malls were adorned with ornate bulbs and towering trees as early as Nov. 1. Stores sent out their […]

Climate change is a growing danger

Climate change is a growing danger

11/15/2018 By Duke Staff The images coming out of California leave a horrific impression. It looks like one is witnessing Armageddon or taking a peek into Dante’s mind when he envisioned Hell. Since Nov. 8, California has been devastated by three incredibly destructive — and deadly — wildfires. The Camp Fire, located north of Sacramento, […]

Black Friday is a cultural tradition, albeit a problematic one

Black Friday is a cultural tradition, albeit a problematic one

11/15/2018 By Zoe Stratos | Staff Columnist In 2017, more than 70 million people participated in the busiest shopping day of the year: Black Friday. However, with all of the discounts, clearances, price tags slashed and doorbusters up for grabs, is the tradition really worth all the trouble braving sale-crazy crowds? After factoring all of […]

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