Staff Editorials

Good riddance Purdue Pharma

Staff Editorial According to a Gallup poll from earlier this month, the pharmaceutical industry is now the most poorly regarded institution in the country, ranking last on a list of 25 industries including the restaurant industry, retail industry and more. In previous years, the federal government had been the most negatively regarded, but this year, […]

E-cigarette crackdowns

Staff Editorial The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially acknowledged a link between a sixth death and the use of e-cigarettes. Following that, the Trump administration announced that the FDA will look to ban the sale of “unauthorized, non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarette products.” While a step in the right direction for this growing epidemic, this policy […]

Farewell single-use plastics

09/05/19 Staff Editorial Scientists are predicting that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than there are fish. Think about the ocean. The deepest part of the ocean, undiscovered except for that water bottle you just threw away -or that plastic bag you watched blow into the river. It has been almost […]

Rainforest fires part of disturbing trend

Rainforest fires part of disturbing trend

08/29/2019 By Duke Staff It’s 3 p.m. in São Paulo, and the skies overhead are black. Hundreds of miles away, the Amazon rainforest is burning. Last week, a cold front carried the plume of smoke clear across Brazil and blotted out the sun, turning day to night in the city named for Paul the Apostle. […]

We should care about Sri Lanka attack more than Notre Dame fire

We should care about Sri Lanka attack more than Notre Dame fire

04/25/2019 By Duke Staff Tragedy struck in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, when nine suicide bombers killed more than 300 people and injured hundreds more in coordinated attacks at churches and hotels throughout the country. According to USA Today, Sri Lanka’s Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene has stated that the attacks, which targeted the nation’s Christian […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mass shooters should remain nameless

Mass shooters should remain nameless

03/21/2019 By Duke Staff Following another egregious attack carried out by a white supremacist, this time in Christchurch, New Zealand, the world is grieving the loss of 50 innocent lives at the two targeted mosques on March 15. While New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has received worldwide praise for her handling of the crisis […]

Good programs exist beyond the Ivy Leagues

Good programs exist beyond the Ivy Leagues

03/14/2019 By Duke Staff Entering the “real world” and trying to find worthwhile, stable employment is a feat that every college student will have to grapple with at the end of their academic journey. This is especially stressful in the competitive field of journalism, where jobs are scarce as it is, let alone internship opportunities. […]

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