Staff Editorials

Women Can’t Win

Women Can’t Win

Staff Editorial As award season rears its head toward another year of red carpet glamour, social media has exploded with its usual outrage over nearly every nomination, or lack thereof. However, one major complaint seems to be a persistent theme of the Academy Awards: the domination of male directors. In recent years, movie-goers have finally […]

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

Staff Editorial  1/9/20 In a city called Eden, the skies overhead have turned red. Empty streets and vacated houses stand in stark opposition to the flames pushing residents toward the coast, where they hope to seek refuge on a crowded beach. Children wearing respirators pile into boats, and by the town’s wharf, families wait out […]

A failed twist on a holiday classic

A failed twist on a holiday classic

Staff Editorial We’ve all heard the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Well, maybe John Legend and Kelly Clarkson haven’t heard the phrase. Recently, Legend and Clarkson covered “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” but made it a little more “woke.” By making it “woke,” the duo changed some of the original lyrics. In this […]

Consumerism dominates Thanksgiving

Consumerism dominates Thanksgiving

Staff Editorial Every year it seems as if Christmas starts earlier than it did the year before. Holiday season displays come up as soon as Halloween decorations are taken down. In the retail world, once Nov. 1 hits, it’s already Christmas time. Thanksgiving Day has fallen victim to the season of spending. The importance of […]

No apologies for good journalism

No apologies for good journalism

Staff Editorial The Daily Northwestern — referred to as The Daily — the student newspaper of Northwestern University, apologized on Sunday, Nov. 10, for its coverage of protests surrounding the former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ speech on the campus. This apology, however, was one that was entirely unnecessary, as the student reporters at The Daily […]

Allegheny voter participation matters

Staff Editorial For most Americans, the right to vote was not a right that came easily. Unless you were a white, landowning male, this right was not automatically guaranteed – you had to fight for it. And yet, during most elections, less than half of the eligible voters turn out to exercise their right. On […]

Pittsburgh gun reform must remain

Staff Editorial Following a mass shooting that killed 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill last year, Mayor Bill Peduto passed three gun control ordinances that would “restrict the use of assault weapons, extended magazines and armor-piercing ammunition in public places within the city,” according to CNN. But on Tuesday, Oct. […]

Language speaks volumes

Staff Editorial “All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN!” Those are the words that President Trump chose to close out a tweet on Oct. 22 about the impeachment proceedings against him. As the looming threat of this process has become a theme of more and more […]

News media: the 2020 battleground

10/17/2019 Staff Editorial Since 2016, Trump and his administration have dealt out repeated attacks on media outlets and personnel, from dubbing Buzzfeed “a pile of garbage” to dismissing CNN, the New York Times and other organizations as “fake news” and “the enemy of the American people.” But last week, the effects of the current adminstration’s […]

Pittsburgh homelessness

Pittsburgh  homelessness

Staff Editorial No matter what direction you head off of Duquesne’s campus, you are bound to run into some of Pittsburgh’s many homeless residents. Pittsburgh homeless community is a large part of our own, even though they are treated like outsiders. Homelessness in Pittsburgh is a serious issue, just as it is in cities across […]

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