2014

Law student succeeds at Sport Karate World Games

Law student succeeds at Sport Karate World Games

By Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne first-year law student Ali Viola is making Pittsburgh history as a successful female karate fighter. Viola, 22, is a seven-time National Black League World Champion karate fighter who just added two world titles to her collection at the 2014 Super Grands, or Sport Karate World Games. Competitors […]

Election 2014: Governor-elect Wolf pledges education, job reform

Election 2014: Governor-elect Wolf pledges education, job reform

By Julian Routh | News Editor When newly elected Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf takes office in January, he will be tasked with initiating a number of plans he outlined in his campaign, some of which will impact higher education and post-college employment. On the campaign trail, Wolf, 65, of York County, pledged to make education […]

As election nears, Clinton endorses Wolf

As election nears, Clinton endorses Wolf

By Julian Routh | News Editor Former President Bill Clinton stumped for Democrat Tom Wolf in South Side Monday, urging Pittsburghers to vote blue in the gubernatorial election Nov. 4. As more than 1,000 Wolf supporters looked on at the IBEW Union Hall, Clinton praised Wolf’s intentions to restore the current administration’s cuts to education, […]

Weather plagues Homecoming weekend

Weather plagues Homecoming weekend

By Bridget Seelinger | For The Duquesne Duke Homecoming weekend kicked off last Thursday as alumni came from near and far to connect with old classmates and share one important thing: a love for Duquesne. Despite the cold weather, students, faculty and alumni crowded Rooney Field Saturday afternoon to watch the Dukes beat West Liberty. […]

Whatever comes to mind: Living life on-screen

Whatever comes to mind: Living life on-screen

By George Flynn | Opinions Editor I’m a little delusional. In fact, I can be downright strange at times. I live my life like it is a television series. This is not a joke. I know what season I’m in and how many episodes are in each season. I know the story arcs that are […]

America preps for terror at Olympics

America preps for terror at Olympics

By Julian Routh | News Editor When the Winter Olympics open in Sochi on Friday, America will be watching as it always does. But this time, America will watch with anxiety. With the probability of terror attacks in Sochi and the surrounding regions “very likely,” according to UK officials, U.S. athletes and their families were […]