2015

Students should party with prudence

Students should party with prudence

By Duke Staff As soon as October begins, people’s thoughts turn toward Halloween. What will your costume be? Will you go to a party? Host your own? Hand-in-hand with the issue of Halloween is a controversial, but inescapable, part of college campus life: alcohol. Even as the number of liquor law violations is decreasing at […]

Kid Cudi changes pace with unexpected gem “Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven”

Kid Cudi changes pace with unexpected gem “Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven”

By Serena Johnson | The Duquesne Duke Amidst crackling, retro static, muffled mutters croak over a lo-fi electric guitar sequence. This leaves curious listeners with a staggering sense of perplexity that the mad scientist behind this grunge concoction more than likely planned on provoking. Enter hip hop’s brilliantly rebellious offspring, Kid Cudi, with his latest studio […]

Panic! at the Festival: Third annual Thrival mixes genres

Panic! at the Festival: Third annual Thrival mixes genres

By Julian Routh and Jacob Guerra | The Duquesne Duke (All Photos by Jacob Guerra) After a week of events showcasing Pittsburgh’s growing technological and innovative scene, the third annual Thrival Festival shifted its allure to the 178-acre Almono site in Hazelwood this past weekend to host 25 distinguished musical performers on two stages. The […]

GO:OD Weekend: After release of new album, Mac Miller returns home to reconnect with fans

GO:OD Weekend: After release of new album, Mac Miller returns home to reconnect with fans

By Julian Routh | Editor-in-Chief Just 24 hours after dropping his first major label release, Mac Miller is certain he won’t drop anything else soon. Especially not in a softball game against his own fans on a field just minutes away from his recording studio in Lawrenceville. So when a ball is hit his way, […]

We knew: Why the GOP debate is just a broken record

We knew: Why the GOP debate is just a broken record

By Duke Staff Ok, we admit it: We at The Duke didn’t get the chance to watch and dissect Wednesday night’s primetime Republican debate on CNN. With our press deadline fast approaching, there simply wasn’t enough time to watch, react and write. But honestly – did we even need to? We all knew what was […]

Annual symposium showcases student research

Annual symposium showcases student research

By Kayla Casavant | For the Duquesne Duke After months of hard work and preparation, more than 200 Duquesne students from a variety of academic disciplines will present their scholarly projects at the Duquesne Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium Thursday, April 9, in the Power Center ballroom. According to the symposium’s webpage, the symposium is […]

City budget calls for property tax hikes

City budget calls for property tax hikes

By Aaron Warnick | The Duquesne Duke Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto announced a $505.9 million budget for 2o15 that includes a property tax hike. The budget is the start of a “new era of truth in budgeting,” Peduto said in a statement. According to the projections, homeowners who have properties valued at least $100,000 will […]