Opinions

Nordstrom right to drop Ivanka Trump’s line

Nordstrom right to drop Ivanka Trump’s line

By: Madeline Bartos | Staff Columnist Nordstrom dropped Ivanka Trump’s fashion line four months after the start of the #grabyourwallet boycott, which targeted businesses owned by the Trump family. Nordstrom cuts about 10 percent of its brands a year, but the decision to stop selling Ivanka’s line made it seem like a win for the […]

Vogue cover sparks diversity, editing controversy

Vogue cover sparks diversity, editing controversy

By: Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor Once again, it seems that the “Fashion Bible” Vogue is under fire for its apparent Photoshop fail and lack of diversity in a cover that was supposed to be celebrating the “normal woman.” The March cover featured “America’s Next Top Model” judge Ashley Graham, a plus-sized model, alongside big […]

High school kids right to protest DeVos

High school kids right to protest DeVos

By: Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  Apparently in the United States, protests are only meaningful if they’re comprised of a throng of angry, unruly adults. On Feb. 7, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the next U.S. Secretary of Education in a 51-50 Senate vote. Known for her controversial views on the way education should be […]

Duquesne’s Catholic tolerance comes long way

Duquesne’s Catholic tolerance comes long way

By: Duke Staff Almost 28 years ago, the Duquesne University Student Government Association shut down The Duke for publishing contraception counseling advertisements through the Family Health Council. While the situation was eventually resolved, it is a good reminder that, as a Catholic university, Duquesne sometimes struggles to balance its religious identity with its place as […]

Slow food movement not as glamorous as it seems

Slow food movement not as glamorous as it seems

By Alison Caracciolo | Staff Columnist  Before you indulge in finger-licking hot wing, or twirl your fork around a mound of spaghetti, do you ever once think about where your food comes from? We, as humans, consume so much food without ever realizing how the foods we eat were produced or where they originated from. […]

Progressive students hypocritical at UC Berkeley

Progressive students hypocritical at UC Berkeley

By Charles Megginson | Staff Columnist  Across the United States, conservative students and organizations are shamed and silenced by their progressive counterparts. One such example came at the University of California Berkeley, on Feb. 1, when violent protesters prevented an event featuring Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative journalist and author. There exists a hypocrisy among millennial […]

Super Bowl more than just another football game

Super Bowl more than just another football game

By Duke Staff You might have watched the Super Bowl for the game, the commercials, the halftime performance or maybe even simply for the lavish amounts of pizza and buffalo chicken dip set out on the table in front of you. Quite honestly, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you watched it. For one […]

Universities get more students from top

Universities get more students from top

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  In 2017, it may seem like everyone goes to college these days. But unfortunately, private higher education – especially at the best schools in the nation – is still a luxury that only a few lucky families can afford. The New York Times compiled information from a 2017 study […]

Duquesne students struggle to find places to smoke

Duquesne students struggle to find places to smoke

By Shivani Gosai | Assistant Opinions Editor  Last Thursday, a student-wide email was sent out from Dr. Douglas Frizzell, the vice president of Duquesne student life, reminding everyone of the campus smoking policy. The email was sent out due to a recent complaint of students smoking near the Towers Hall air vents, resulting in smoke […]

D.C. Women’s March focuses on white feminism

D.C. Women’s March focuses on white feminism

By Zachary Landau | Assistant A&E Editor  On Jan. 21, people from across the globe came out in droves to protest against President Donald Trump and his potential policies. Women led this charge, but folks of all different genders, races, creeds and colors rallied together to send the message to the new administration that they […]

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