Opinions

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 Originally made […]

We need to change the way we think about immigration in the U.S.

We need to change the way we think about immigration in the U.S.

04/04/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor At the end of March, photos taken under a bridge in El Paso took the internet by storm. Hundreds of migrant families were packed into a parking lot, surrounded with razor-wire. The ground was covered in trash. Children, with their cheeks pressed up against the fence, looked out […]

Self care: Savor your screen time and open a laptop

Self care: Savor your screen time and open a laptop

04/04/2019 By W.R. Kissick | Staff Columnist  Spend your time wisely — a warning as old as time itself. Although not always heeded, a version of this concern has made its way into the notification center of iPhones and iPads updated to iOS12 or later. Once a week, the Screen Time tool will light up […]

Gun control debate

Gun control debate

04/04/2019 By Duke Staff While the national outlook for gun control in America is often disheartening, advocates in Pittsburgh are finally able to celebrate a local win this week. In a 6-3 vote by the Pittsburgh City Council on April 2, three gun-control bills were passed in response to the Tree of Life shooting last […]

Italy to sign memorandum of understanding with China

Italy to sign memorandum of understanding with China

04/04/2019 By Alexander Wolfe | Staff Columnist  I won’t let one Justice Department release bury what should be last month’s biggest international news. Italy has announced that it intends to sign a so-called Memorandum of Understanding with China as part of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative. As the final legacy of the Empire of […]

Chick-fil-A continues to financially support anti-LGBTQ+ organizations

Chick-fil-A continues to financially support anti-LGBTQ+ organizations

03/28/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor It turns out that your spicy chicken sandwich still comes with a side of homophobia: In a less-than-shocking report by ThinkProgress, it was revealed that Chick-fil-A has continued to donate to anti-LGBTQ+ causes despite claiming otherwise in 2016. The company had vowed to cut donations with all “contributions […]

Release the Mueller report!

Release the Mueller report!

03/28/2019 By Duke Staff The anticipated end to the “Mueller report,” which has grabbed headlines and reigned over cable news chyrons for the 22 month span of the investigation, dominated national attention on Sunday afternoon. All of this attention, and we haven’t even seen it yet. If for some reason you have been living under […]

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