animals

Humankind harming animal life with excess waste

Humankind harming animal life with excess waste

Rachel Pierce | Staff Columnist  04/26/2018 There’s a lot of talk about human activity changing our climate, the effects of which would ultimately halt the human race. But what about the lives we are terminating without a voice? We don’t even have to look at future trends to know that we are impacting the lifespan […]

French roast and felines: Colony Cafe brings coffee, baked goods and adoption-ready cats to the Strip District

French roast and felines: Colony Cafe brings coffee, baked goods and adoption-ready cats to the Strip District

By Jamie Crow | Staff Writer  When Colony Cafe opened on Penn Avenue in the Strip District two weeks ago, people were anxiously awaiting their chance to visit. While the opening of another coffee shop in Pittsburgh doesn’t sound like breaking news, the Colony Cafe earned its hype. See, the Colony Cafe offers one special […]

Academic Anomalies: The craziest classes of spring 2016

Academic Anomalies: The craziest classes of spring 2016

By Claudia Hardy | Staff Writer While scrolling through the course list, have you ever come across classes where you can’t help but say “seriously, who would ever take this?” Some classes are oddly specific while others are just flat-out bizarre. Finding weird classes at any College or University is not difficult. Duquesne is no […]

Where the Wild Things Are: Behind the cage at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Where the Wild Things Are: Behind the cage at the Pittsburgh Zoo

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Asst. Features Editor This past Sunday The Duke got a behind the scenes peek at the Pittsburgh Zoo, all in hopes of gaining a little bit of insight as to what goes down on the other side of the fence at the Burgh’s very own menagerie. The tour, a University-sponsored get away, […]

Zoo animals receive less than desirable treatment

Zoo animals receive less than desirable treatment

By Sam Leon | Student Columnist A particular giraffe named Marius has been making headlines and stirring up some controversy in the world of zoos and animal rights. The baby giraffe in question was slaughtered in the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark because he was extraneous. I have always been a lover of animals; it was […]