2016

Must-have holiday toy shows how companies can drive demand

Must-have holiday toy shows how companies can drive demand

By Sean Spencer | Staff Writer It seems that every child is begging their parents to buy them the hottest toy this holiday season — Hatchimals. There’s only one problem, though — the toy is sold out everywhere.   Hatchimals by Spin Master are eggs that hatch into little furry creatures. There are 5 so-called […]

Voting for first time in election brings joy, fear

Voting for first time in election brings joy, fear

By Ollie Gratzinger | Staff Columnist  For the past year or so, everyone in the country — and some beyond — had their eyes set ahead to Tuesday, Nov. 8: the day America would decide who replaces Barack Obama as the President of the United States after eight years in office. That day has come […]

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 […]

Why The Duke will not endorse a candidate

Why The Duke will not endorse a candidate

By Duke Staff In the run-up to Monday night’s presidential debate, a Pittsburgh news organization reached out to The Duke’s editorial staff and asked us if we planned on endorsing one of the candidates. We were surprised by the query. To be honest, it had never occurred to us to formally endorse a candidate. We […]

Lochte’s lies embarass nation, world

Lochte’s lies embarass nation, world

By: Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  Now that the 2016 Rio Olympics are officially over, it’s safe to say that the United States dominated in two specific areas. The first area is the sports themselves. Hundreds of U.S. athletes came away with a total of 121 medals, 51 more than second-place China in the overall […]

Political Pendemonium

Political Pendemonium

The Duke sent two reporters to the first major Pittsburgh presidential candidate rally of the season. These are their reactions to the mayhem. By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor In 2012, I was 18 — just old enough to vote in the presidential election between Mitt Romney and the incumbent, Barack Obama. Unfortunately, I didn’t […]

2016 Spring Fashion

2016 Spring Fashion

Click on each photo to expand. By Gabriella Vaccaro | The Duquesne Duke The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and it’s time to trade in UGGs for slip-on sneakers, leggings for shorts and skirts and heavy sweaters for short sleeves. But life on The Bluff can be quite unpredictable. The wind can make […]

Superdelegates could play huge role in election process

Superdelegates could play huge role in election process

By: Duke Staff Any way you look at it, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled off one of the greatest upsets in modern political history on Tuesday night, squeaking by a heavily-favored Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Party’s Michigan primary. But if you look at official delegate counts, it’s like the race for the Democratic nomination […]

The Most Honest 2016 Duquesne Housing Guide

The Most Honest 2016 Duquesne Housing Guide

  Housing is always a big decision. In college, it’s possibly one of the biggest. Higher education is built on more than just going to classes — it’s about socializing, being part of a community and growing your personal self. And nothing determines the success of those efforts quite like where you live. A room […]

Ian Welch eyeing spot on Olympic track squad

Ian Welch eyeing spot on Olympic track squad

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke For anyone fighting to fulfill a lifelong dream and in need of some added motivation, you can find it in the journey of fifth-year senior and former Duquesne track phenom, Ian Welch. Welch, who has dreamed of participating in the Olympics since he was a child, will soon […]