allegheny county

Midterm Mania: Nation votes on important issues in ballot referenda

Midterm Mania: Nation votes on important issues in ballot referenda

Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 11/08/18 As the whole nation focused unprecedented attention on House and Senate candidates during these midterm elections, people intently watching maps and needles on Tuesday night may have missed some of the state and local referenda that made major impacts in smaller areas. In Allegheny County, voters rejected a referendum […]

Former foster youth advocates for policy change

Former foster youth advocates for policy change

Hallie Lauer | Features Editor 06/21/18 In 2015, more than 670,000 children spent time in foster care. To put that into perspective, that is enough children to fill the A.J. Palumbo Center about 152 times. Lawrence White, a Pittsburgh native, had lived in nearly 20 homes, shelters or group homes by the time he hit […]

DU to spend $20 million on variety of campus projects

DU to spend $20 million on variety of campus projects

Raymond Arke | News Editor 03/01/18 Over the next couple of years, many buildings on campus will be receiving both external and internal upgrades. At a Feb. 20 Allegheny County Council meeting, a resolution was passed which allowed Duquesne to finance $20 million through the Allegheny County Higher Education Building Authority. The resolution noted that […]

Hogan Dining Center given county award

Hogan Dining Center given county award

Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor 11/07/17 The Hogan Dining Center, better known to most Duquesne students as simply “Towers,” has earned the Live Well Allegheny Restaurant Distinction. This distinction is not just an award for colleges, but for any restaurant in the county, as part of an initiative to make Allegheny County the “healthiest county […]

Vote PA: What you need to know about upcoming elections

Vote PA: What you need to know about upcoming elections

11/02/2017 By Zach Landau | A&E Editor Raymond Arke | News Editor Kailey Love | Photo Editor Well, it’s that time of the year again. It’s election season 2017, and after the huge presidential race last year, one could almost be forgiven for sitting this smaller, off-year race out. Almost. Truth is, a lot of […]

CCAC students can join McAnulty College of Liberal Arts

CCAC students can join McAnulty College of Liberal Arts

Josiah Martin | Staff Writer A new agreement between the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and Duquesne University has made it easier for CCAC graduates to obtain a bachelor’s degree from the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts. The articulation agreement allows students that have completed a two-year program at CCAC and meet Duquesne University’s […]

UPDATE: Family of Dakota James disputes cause of death, hires independent pathologist

UPDATE: Family of Dakota James disputes cause of death, hires independent pathologist

Raymond Arke | News Editor The family of deceased Duquesne student Dakota James is disputing the cause of death as announced by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner, reported WPXI, Pittsburgh’s NBC affiliate, on May 26. This comes one day after the Medical Examiner announced the cause of death as accidental drowning. The family hired Cyril […]

Allegheny County right to ban public vaping

Allegheny County right to ban public vaping

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  For anyone who is tired of wading through vape smoke at concerts and sports game, you can add a tally to the win column. On March 7, the Allegheny County City Council voted to ban e-cigarettes, the popular mechanism used for vaping, at all places where regular cigarettes are […]

Body of missing DU student Dakota James found

Body of missing DU student Dakota James found

Brandon Addeo | News Editor 3/6/2017 Police confirmed a body found this morning in the Ohio River in Robinson Township is that of missing Duquesne student Dakota James. A police official said they got a call at about 9 a.m. of a body in the river. The medical examiner confirmed the body was James’. There […]

Lawyer, actor, professor: Allegheny Co. lauds Yochum

Lawyer, actor, professor: Allegheny Co. lauds Yochum

Brandon Addeo and Hallie Lauer | The Duquesne Duke A longtime Duquesne law professor has been publicly recognized by Allegheny County for 33 years of service to Duquesne’s law school. Mark Yochum, who announced his retirement in the fall, received a proclamation from the Allegheny County Council Jan. 17 which honored his tenure at Duquesne […]