Staff Editorials

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. […]

‘Green Book’ not worthy of Oscar award

‘Green Book’ not worthy of Oscar award

02/28/2019 By Duke Staff This past Oscars season yielded a slew of exciting winners; Rami Malek took home the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Black Panther’s Ludwig Goransson, Hannah Beachler and Ruth Carter won Best Original Score, Production Design and Costume […]

Hate speech and free speech not the same

Hate speech and free speech not the same

02/21/2019 By Duke Staff The Democrat-Reporter, a newspaper in the western Alabama town of Linden, expanded its small readership this week with an editorial that forced its way into the mainstream news cycle by beginning with the sentence, “Time for the Ku Klux Klan to ride again.” The op-ed called for the return of the […]

Anti-vax movement to blame for outbreak

Anti-vax movement to blame for outbreak

02/14/2019 By Duke Staff In the age of widespread disinformation and “fake news,” few unenlightened conspiracy theories have been stranger than the rhetoric from the league of “anti-vaxxer” parents on Facebook. Derived from a 1998 study that has since been disproven, “anti-vaxxers” are a group of people who refuse to vaccinate their children for fear […]

Trump panders at State of the Union

Trump panders at State of the Union

02/07/2019 By Duke Staff In the second State of the Union address of his presidency, Donald Trump began his annual address to Congress by calling for unity between parties following the longest government shutdown in history. “We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution, and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and […]

Low temperatures spark climate change debate. Again.

Low temperatures spark climate change debate. Again.

01/31/2019 By Duke Staff As temperatures dip to record lows in Pittsburgh and across the Midwest, residents are warned to avoid leaving their homes. Schools and universities have cancelled several days worth of classes in anticipation of the below-zero wind chills (including Duquesne, albeit late with their 8 a.m. cancellation on Wednesday morning). And, of […]

SCOTUS rules in favor of anti-transgender military ban

SCOTUS rules in favor of anti-transgender military ban

01/24/2019 By Duke Staff Earlier this week, President Trump scored another judicial victory in his attempt to once again undo any important social progress made by previous administrations in the lead up to his presidency. In a 5-4 ruling, with the court’s conservative wing all voting in the majority, the Supreme Court of the United […]

Government shutdown impacts all

Government shutdown impacts all

01/17/2019 By Duke Staff Today, the government shutdown enters day 26, having surpassed the record for longest government shutdown in U.S. history (the former record holder being 21 days in the Clinton Administration). However, through all of the political infighting, pointless press conferences and heartbreaking reports of federal workers struggling to make ends meet, there […]

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 […]

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