Opinions

Letter to the Editor: Rob Rogers and Democracy

Letter to the Editor: Rob Rogers and Democracy

Letter to the Editor 07/19/2018 For a long time politics in the U.S. have primarily involved Democrats and Republicans competing within the fragile framework of democracy.  Since the arrival of Trumpism – the powerful combination of bigotry, authoritarianism and thuggery – politics have changed to anti-democracy vs. democracy.   Rob Rogers’ political cartoons have been […]

Staff Ed: Tragedy in Maryland demonstrates dangers of journalism

Staff Ed: Tragedy in Maryland demonstrates dangers of journalism

Duke Staff 07/09/2018 A newsroom that looks like “a war zone,” according to a witness: that was the scene at the Capital Gazette newsroom near Annapolis, Maryland on June 28, when a gunman opened fire on the local newspaper’s staff. So far, five are dead, decimating a small newsroom of around 50. The actor was […]

OP-ED: Cancelling newspaper program a mistake

OP-ED: Cancelling newspaper program a mistake

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 06/21/18 My Duquesne morning routine is pretty simple. Wake up, shower, get dressed, pick up a free New York Times and go to breakfast. Each weekday, every student had a choice of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, New York Times or  USA Today waiting for them in their dorm building, completely free. Both […]

A Shattered Cultural Mosaic

A Shattered Cultural Mosaic

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 06/20/2018 “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” These words, iconic and once defining of a nation, were penned by Emma Lazarus in 1883. Then, 20 years later, they were mounted on the Statue of Liberty as part of a poem called “The New […]

Editor-in-Chief wishes campus to strive to do better

Editor-in-Chief wishes campus to strive to do better

Zach Landau | Editor-in-Chief 04/26/2018 I guess the beginning is a better place to start than any. Sophomore year, then-News Editor for The Duquesne Duke Kaye Burnet invited me to write reviews for the paper. Assured I would fit right in, I showed up one Tuesday night to be greeted by a raucous, accusatory “What […]

Duke staff grateful for advisor’s decade-long service

Duke staff grateful for advisor’s decade-long service

Duke Staff 04/26/2018 With bittersweet hearts, we present to you more than just the last paper of the academic year, but also a shift in The Duke’s internal staff. With the end of the semester, we say goodbye to Robert “Bobby” Kerlik, who has been The Duke’s academic advisor for 10 years. His advisory position […]

Gun debate continues, assault weapons unnecessary

Gun debate continues, assault weapons unnecessary

Spencer Murphy | Staff Columnist  04/26/2018 In the current environment surrounding the debate on gun control, it is hard to reach a satisfying position. The general disagreement, at least currently, is focused on automatic weapons and if the right to own such weapons is justified. Many people want these weapons outlawed for a simple reason: […]

Humankind harming animal life with excess waste

Humankind harming animal life with excess waste

Rachel Pierce | Staff Columnist  04/26/2018 There’s a lot of talk about human activity changing our climate, the effects of which would ultimately halt the human race. But what about the lives we are terminating without a voice? We don’t even have to look at future trends to know that we are impacting the lifespan […]

Student publications vital to campus communities

Student publications vital to campus communities

Duke Staff 04/19/2018 The U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment lays out the fundamental dedication to the protection of the press. However, America has struggled with preserving that freedom. Between growing attacks from right-wing politicians and supporters, along with the lack of financial support, newsrooms everywhere are in a tight spot. Similarly, college newsrooms have faced these […]

PA Starbucks arrest highlights larger race problem

PA Starbucks arrest highlights larger race problem

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 04/19/2018 The Starbucks in the Union is the epitome of a community hub; students stop in to meet with friends, grab a drink, do some studying or just hang out. It’s always busy, with lines out the door and drinks piling up on the end counter faster than their owners […]

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