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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 […]

Political tensions heat up in U.K. as Brexit deadline nears

Political tensions heat up in U.K. as Brexit deadline nears

03/28/2019 By Colleen Hammond | Staff Columnist  In the summer of 2016, former United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron proposed a referendum to leave the European Union. By an exceedingly narrow margin, the people voted to remove themselves from the EU. Thus began the downward spiral of failed bureaucratic deliberations and political polarization. While Parliament […]

Women’s sports ought to have same following, appreciation as men’s

Women’s sports ought to have same following, appreciation as men’s

03/28/2019 By Zoe Stratos | Staff Columnist  With March Madness in full swing as of March 21, the worldwide obsession with NCAA men’s basketball began again with the number 10 seed Minnesota Golden Gophers upsetting the number 7 seed Louisville Cardinals 86-76. Shortly after the men, on March 22, NCAA women’s basketball began with the […]

New Zealand gun laws changed after Christchurch shooting

New Zealand gun laws changed after Christchurch shooting

03/21/2019 By Alyse Kaminski On Friday, March 15, I received an update on my phone that a man entered the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Center in Christchurch, New Zealand and killed 50 people. I was surprised that I wasn’t being informed about an attack in the United States, but that did not […]

Lori Loughlin’s actions highlight irrationality of admissions system

Lori Loughlin’s actions highlight irrationality of admissions system

03/21/2019 By Alexander Wolfe No parent wants their child to receive a bad education. Some are just more obsessed with their child’s success than others. It’s difficult not to feel sympathy for a parent trying to help their child. Yet all sympathy is lost when you realize that said help comes at the expense of […]