Staff Editorials

Duke staff looks forward

Duke staff looks forward

12/06/2018 By Duke Staff Josiah: While the past year has seen a lot wonderful time spent with a lot of my favorite people, I look forward to the clean slate that 2019 will bring. In a year full of ups and downs, I hope to keep a positive outlook looking forward, and I have big […]

Trump suggestions undermine free press

Trump suggestions undermine free press

11/29/2018 By Duke Staff “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” We started a news article in […]

Climate change is a growing danger

Climate change is a growing danger

11/15/2018 By Duke Staff The images coming out of California leave a horrific impression. It looks like one is witnessing Armageddon or taking a peek into Dante’s mind when he envisioned Hell. Since Nov. 8, California has been devastated by three incredibly destructive — and deadly — wildfires. The Camp Fire, located north of Sacramento, […]

Now is not the time for conspiracy theories

Now is not the time for conspiracy theories

11/08/2018 By Duke Staff Just a few short weeks ago, we used this space to address Pittsburgh media and ask that they cover the death of Marquis Jaylen “JB” Brown with tact and courtesy. We wanted to put a stop to wild, irresponsible speculation and conspiracy-weaving that was making the rounds. Now, with over 70 […]

After tragedy, voting more important than ever

After tragedy, voting more important than ever

11/01/2018 By Duke Staff Unreal. Sickening. Saddening. Horrifying. These are the thoughts on so many minds as our whole city is still reeling from the horrific massacre that occurred on Saturday at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill. 11 Jewish worshippers were gunned down, along with six wounded (four were police and SWAT […]

Migrant caravan needs our support

Migrant caravan needs our support

10/25/2018 By Duke Staff Imagine leaving behind all you knew to trek over 1,000 mile to a place you’ve only ever heard of, where the leader actively despises you. This is the situation that several thousand Central American asylum seekers have found themselves in over the past three weeks. The U.S. government’s response has been […]

Inclusion of O’Keefe is a mistake

Inclusion of O’Keefe is a mistake

10/18/2018 By Duke Staff This upcoming weekend is the first National Conference on the First Amendment, an event that Duquesne is co hosting with The Pittsburgh Foundation. While the list of luminaries participating is extensive and impressive, there’s one name on the list that troubles us as students and journalists – James O’Keefe. O’Keefe is […]

News outlets should respect grief of students in mourning

News outlets should respect grief of students in mourning

10/11/2018 By Duke Staff Incidents on college campuses that, for whatever reason, reach a wider audience, must be handled with extreme care. At a small university like Duquesne, many students may have a personal connection to the deceased, and will be extremely sensitive to how the occurrence is portrayed in the media. Even more vital, […]

New Duke series to investigate common concerns

New Duke series to investigate common concerns

10/04/2018 By Duke Staff Higher tuition. Cramped living spaces. Food prices rising and quality declining. Ask an average Duquesne student what they think some of the problems on campus are, and they’re likely to name one, if not all, of those listed. As an independent voice for students on campus, we take our role seriously […]

Though the world is laughing, our downfall isn’t funny

Though the world is laughing, our downfall isn’t funny

09/27/2018 By Duke Staff Being the butt of a joke is a position nobody wants to find themselves in, let alone an entire country. This week, the U.S. got to be the world’s joke, as most of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) burst into laughter in the middle of our president’s speech. On Sept. […]

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