activism

Rainbow capitalism could harm LGBTQ+ community

Rainbow capitalism could harm LGBTQ+ community

By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist The U.S. has undergone rapid social change over the course of the last two decades, and while things are far from perfect, strides have been made toward inclusion. Progress has been made to include members of the LGBTQ+ community, but recently, that same progress is co-opted by companies and […]

Local DU chef, activist featured on TBS’ ‘Full Frontal’

Local DU chef, activist featured on TBS’ ‘Full Frontal’

02/01/2018 By Elsa Buehler | Staff Writer Marla Blunt: member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), political organizer, fighter for a living wage and fair healthcare and Duquesne’s vegan/vegetarian chef. Blunt puts her all into her cause with her union and the city of Pittsburgh. Recently, Blunt was featured on TBS’s late-night talk show […]

Anniversary of Women’s March celebrated with continued action

Anniversary of Women’s March celebrated with continued action

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor 1/18/18 On Jan. 21, 2017, almost 4,600,000 people in the United States and up to 5 million worldwide participated in a fight for women’s rights and equality for all. The Women’s March was an international movement after the inauguration of President Donald Trump designed to send a strong message […]

“No justice, no pizza.” Pressure increases on Pizza Milano after violent video.

“No justice, no pizza.” Pressure increases on Pizza Milano after violent video.

Raymond Arke | News Editor UPDATE 08/22/18: According to multiple media reports, Mahmut Yilmaz was found not guilty of simple assault and aggravated assault on August 15. UPDATE 01/16/18: According to a Pizza Milano statement published by CBS Pittsburgh (KDKA), the owner of Pizza Milano, Semsi Yilmaz (no relation, said that Mahmut Yilmaz had be […]

Making your political voice heard easier than ever

Making your political voice heard easier than ever

By Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor What an exciting first three weeks of the new presidency. And by exciting, I mean terrifying for everyone who is not straight, white, male and reasonably financially secure. Basically, not much has changed. But, if the status quo is not good enough for you, then don’t worry. There […]