alcohol

Alpha Delta placed on probation for alcohol violation, hazing

Alpha Delta placed on probation for alcohol violation, hazing

Raymond Arke | News Editor 03/15/18 With the misdeeds of Greek Life members across the nation dominating headlines, one of Duquesne’s fraternities has been placed on disciplinary probation by the Office of Greek Life and the Office of Student Conduct. According to Rebecca Mickler, director of Greek Life, Honor Societies and Professional Organizations at Duquesne, […]

Freshman death during hazing ritual raises concerns

Freshman death during hazing ritual raises concerns

By Vince Gullo | Staff Columnist 10/19/2017 What ever happened to good old keg stands and toga parties? Just recently, a freshman at Louisiana State University was found dead on a couch at the university’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity chapter house. As tragic as the event was, it unfortunately is not surprising. The fraternity hazing […]

Annual report details campus crime

Annual report details campus crime

Alex Wolfe | Staff Writer 10/05/17 This week, Duquesne released its annual fire and safety report for 2016, which outlined a notable increase in liquor-and drug-related arrests. The report details a dramatic increase in Drug Law Arrests, which increased by 650 percent (4 to 26) between 2015 and 2016, and a continued increase in Drug […]

DU alcohol violations down, new report says

DU alcohol violations down, new report says

Carolyn Conte | Staff Writer Duquesne released the annual Fire and Safety report for 2015 on Sept. 26, which revealed a downward trend in student violations of liquor law. The past three years have seen a drop in overall liquor violations, yet there was a rise in violations that led to arrests and a rise […]

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 […]

CDC condescends in alcohol-exposed pregnancy report

CDC condescends in alcohol-exposed pregnancy report

By: Kaye Burnet | News Editor  The Center for Disease Control is guilty of poor word choice with just a dash of sexism. A Feb. 2 report issued by the CDC has stirred quite a controversy over the use of alcohol by women and ways to reduce fetal alcohol syndrome. The report recommended that sexually […]

Underage drinking plagues universities

Underage drinking plagues universities

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  For many college students, Friday nights – and let’s be honest, probably the rest of the weekend, too – are all about how many beers can be chugged at sketchy house parties between twilight and dawn. Underage drinking is a serious, under-addressed problem in universities today. According to the […]

Drink, drive, die: the collegiate epidemic

Drink, drive, die: the collegiate epidemic

By Carley Thieret | Student Columnist  Ava Campbell was six years old when she was killed by an underage drunk driver. She was leaving a playdate with her mom when the driver struck and killed her as she was standing in the driveway. When I see things like this on the news, I’ll think about […]

Bars to stay open until 4 a.m. if bill passes

Bars to stay open until 4 a.m. if bill passes

Casey Chafin | The Duquesne Duke A Pennsylvania lawmaker intends to propose legislation that would allow bars that purchase special liquor licenses to remain open until 4 a.m., two hours past the current mandated closing time. Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) plans to introduce the bill, which he thinks would make Pennsylvania’s cities more appealing to […]

Duquesne ups police presence for holiday

Duquesne ups police presence for holiday

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne students braved pouring rain on Saturday to join the city of Pittsburgh in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Clad in green and sporting shamrock apparel, many students celebrated Irish heritage by watching the city’s parade or travelling to the South Side, as well as celebrating on campus. This […]