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A brief history of DU Halloween activities

Jamie Crow | Staff Writer 10/25/2018 The spooky season is upon us, and Halloween is right around the corner. Duquesne has several events planned for this week to celebrate the hauntings, including hayrides, Trick or Trivia and a Halloween crafts event in the NiteSpot. We here at The Duke wanted to creep it real and […]

Take a trip back in time: Life on the Bluff 50 years ago

Take a trip back in time: Life on the Bluff 50 years ago

02/01/2018 By Jamie Crow | Staff Writer In United States history, 1968 stands as one of the most eventful years to date. As the U.S. made its attempt to get a man on the moon, the country erupted in protests, both about the raging Vietnam War and civil rights issues. Martin Luther King Jr. and […]

A leap back in time: How life on the Bluff has changed since 1957

A leap back in time: How life on the Bluff has changed since 1957

By Jamie Crow | Staff Writer  11/09/2017 Mid-November 1957 was a very busy time on the Bluff. Veterans Day events, Greek life rushes and Homecoming festivities filled the Thanksgiving month with an air of excitement. There was also a meeting held with an anti-Communist group, as well as plenty of Marlboro advertisements to embody the […]

Banshees on the Bluff: Duquesne’s haunted history explored

Banshees on the Bluff: Duquesne’s haunted history explored

10/26/17 By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor Well, folks, it’s that time of year again. The weather has finally turned, and the air, tinged with autumn’s chilly bite, carries in it the promise of impending winter. ‘Tis the season for hayrides and hand-carved jack-o-lanterns, candied apples and ghost stories around the fire. Unfortunately, there’s no […]

Duquesne plans to celebrate the history of radio

Duquesne plans to celebrate the history of radio

Josiah Martin | Staff Writer The story of radio began here in Pittsburgh with the first commercial radio broadcast in the country from Pittsburgh’s own KDKA in 1920. As the nation approaches the 100th anniversary of this milestone, Duquesne University is playing a role in the celebration. The university announced that the Pennsylvania Department of […]

Blast from the past: How WWII affected The Duke

Blast from the past: How WWII affected The Duke

By Jamie Crow | Staff Writer “Buy Bonds and Pray for Peace.” That was the request that the Duquesne Durational made in its second issue, published on July 30, 1943. The Duquesne Durational took the place of The Duquesne Duke during World War II, and the issues published over its four-year duration give an interesting […]

A dip into The Duke archives: March 23, 1956

A dip into The Duke archives: March 23, 1956

By Trevor Hipkiss | Staff Writer Since 1925, The Duquesne Duke has been serving the Duquesne community by reporting on the issues that matter. Thanks to the Gumberg Library Digital Collections, our 90-plus year history is always just a few clicks away. With that in mind, here is the fourth of many dips back into […]

A dip into The Duke archives: February 16, 1989

A dip into The Duke archives: February 16, 1989

By Jamie Crow | Staff Writer Since 1925, The Duquesne Duke has been serving the Duquesne community by reporting on the issues that matter. Thanks to the Gumberg Library Digital Collections, our 90-plus year history is always just a few clicks away. With that in mind, here is the fifth of many dips back into […]

A dip into The Duke archives: January 12, 1962

A dip into The Duke archives: January 12, 1962

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor Since 1925, The Duquesne Duke has been serving the Duquesne community by reporting on the issues that matter. Thanks to the Gumberg Library Digital Collections, our 90-plus year history is always just a few clicks away. With that in mind, here is the fourth of many dips back into […]

A dip into The Duke archives: November 17, 2005

A dip into The Duke archives: November 17, 2005

By Jamie Crow | Staff Writer Since 1925, The Duquesne Duke has been serving the Duquesne community by reporting on the issues that matter. Thanks to the Gumberg Library Digital Collections, our 90-plus year history is always just a few clicks away. With that in mind, here is the third of many dips back into […]