american politics

Trump suggestions undermine free press

Trump suggestions undermine free press

11/29/2018 By Duke Staff “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” We started a news article in […]

Trump-Acosta feud continues, rekindles discussion of fake news

Trump-Acosta feud continues, rekindles discussion of fake news

11/15/2018 By Mitchell Taylor | Staff Columnist CNN has come under fire for the actions of its chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, following an unusually heated press conference. Videos of the event show a persistent Acosta refusing to give up the microphone to the White House intern, despite President Trump’s repeated demands to do […]

Election recap 2018: Midterms bring blue wave, diversity

Election recap 2018: Midterms bring blue wave, diversity

11/08/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor  On a chilly fall morning, lines began to form outside of polling locations all around the U.S. Following a series of massive social media movements aimed at encouraging all who could — mainly America’s young people — to vote, Telegraph estimates that about 113 million people participated in […]

Election Day should be holiday

Election Day should be holiday

11/08/2018 By Hallie Lauer | Features Editor In 1845, Congress decided that Election Day would be on the first Tuesday of November. This decision was made largely because it was a full day’s ride with horse-drawn buggies to the local polling place, and in order to prevent disruption to the sabbath, or market days which […]

Transgender community targeted by proposed redefinition

Transgender community targeted by proposed redefinition

10/25/2018 By Ollie Gratziger | Opinions Editor LGBT rights organizations around the country are speaking out following a controversial memo unearthed by the New York Times, which could adversely impact the lives of transgender Americans. On Sunday, Oct. 21, the Times reported that the Department of Health and Human Services “is spearheading an effort to […]

Ford brave for coming forward with Kavanaugh accusations

Ford brave for coming forward with Kavanaugh accusations

10/04/2018 By Kailey Love | Managing Editor On Sept. 27, millions of people across the world were glued to phone screens and television sets, watching history unfold as a woman told her story about a boy who sexually assaulted her when she was 15 years old. In the era of #MeToo, these narratives are not […]

Who wrote it? Anon op-ed in NYT sparks debate

Who wrote it? Anon op-ed in NYT sparks debate

09/13/2018 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist It has been almost a week since The New York Times released the anonymous op-ed, breaking the news that a number of President Trump’s senior officials are allegedly working against him. In the last few days, I have had many thoughts about who it could have been and […]

Trump’s odd trend of keeping a distance continues

Trump’s odd trend of keeping a distance continues

09/06/2018 By Nayia Faxio-Douglas | Staff Columnist Since Trump was inaugurated as the president of the United States he has created his own agenda, much different from our previous presidents. As a result of Trump’s unique campaign strategy many events that our previous presidents attended have failed to welcome President Trump with open arms. Not […]

Facebook’s founder Zuck struggles before Congress

Facebook’s founder Zuck struggles before Congress

By Duke Staff 04/12/2018 If you have ever visited the stairwell in between the fifth and sixth floor of Rockwell, you may have passed a large motivational poster featuring Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The quote next to his baby face reads “Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build […]

Duquesne grad runs for state office

Duquesne grad runs for state office

Raymond Arke | News Editor 04/12/18 As the 2018 midterm elections approach, more and more first-time candidates are running for national and state offices. One candidate for a local Pennsylvania state House seat is hoping to take his experience from his Duquesne education to Harrisburg. Brandon Markosek, a 2015 graduate of Duquesne with majors in […]