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Rainforest fires part of disturbing trend

Rainforest fires part of disturbing trend

08/29/2019 By Duke Staff It’s 3 p.m. in São Paulo, and the skies overhead are black. Hundreds of miles away, the Amazon rainforest is burning. Last week, a cold front carried the plume of smoke clear across Brazil and blotted out the sun, turning day to night in the city named for Paul the Apostle. […]

The Man in the High Castle returns with a vengeance

<em>The Man in the High Castle</em> returns with a vengeance

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 10/11/18 After almost two years, Amazon Studios’ science-fiction thriller returned with its third season, and The Man in the High Castle is better than ever. Following a startling premise that supposes the Axis had won World War II, High Castle displays a world rife with near-unthinkable horrors. The majority of […]

OP ED: Amazon choosing Pittsburgh as headquarters may be destructive

OP ED: Amazon choosing Pittsburgh as headquarters may be destructive

02/01/2018 By Duke Staff Any day now, Amazon will announce the location of its highly-sought after second headquarters. With Pittsburgh being an underdog choice, it can be quite romantic to imagine our city landing such a huge deal. A promise of 50,000 jobs and a saucy $5 billion over 17 years sounds like a pretty […]

‘Electric Dreams’ sparks reflection on humanity

‘Electric Dreams’ sparks reflection on humanity

By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor 01/25/2018 Well, it turns out Amazon Prime is good for more than ordering those pricey textbooks. Joining the line-up of successful, thought-provoking Amazon Prime Original shows comes Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, a science fiction anthology series based on the acclaimed author’s short stories. The episodes are all stand-alone […]

Former Macy’s building to be upscale apartments

Former Macy’s building to be upscale apartments

Michael Marafino | Staff Writer 11/09/17 Innovation is propelling Pittsburgh into new realms of societal and technological development. Core Reality recently announced its partnership with Amazon in transforming the old Macy’s department store in Downtown Pittsburgh into apartments equipped with advanced technology, including voice command operating systems through Amazon’s product, Alexa. Amazon’s technology will enable […]

The Cost of College: Textbook prices on the rise

The Cost of College: Textbook prices on the rise

By Julian Routh | Editor-in-Chief “The Cost of College” is an ongoing series that will examine what it really costs to get an education. This week’s story explores the rising cost of college textbooks, which have surged by more than 1,000 percent since 1977.   In the basement of the Barnes and Noble bookstore on […]