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SCOTUS rules in favor of anti-transgender military ban

SCOTUS rules in favor of anti-transgender military ban

01/24/2019 By Duke Staff Earlier this week, President Trump scored another judicial victory in his attempt to once again undo any important social progress made by previous administrations in the lead up to his presidency. In a 5-4 ruling, with the court’s conservative wing all voting in the majority, the Supreme Court of the United […]

Give us hoverboards or give us death: Fightin’ for freedom

Give us hoverboards or give us death: Fightin’ for freedom

By: Duke Staff We at The Duke are infuriated by the recent ban of hoverboards on Duquesne’s campus. Hoverboard control is not the answer to recent problems. On Feb. 2, 2016, the university instituted a sweeping executive action — bypassing the inept Student Government Association — that outlaws the use of self-balancing electric scooters on […]

Microbead ban will clean oceans for aquatic life

Microbead ban will clean oceans for aquatic life

By Leah Devorak | Layout Editor  Getting clean has never been so dirty. President Barack Obama signed a law last week that will officially ban microbeads – some of the most common yet most dangerous pollutants – from use in the United States. Starting in 2017, all companies must cease production of the tiny plastics, […]

DU puts ban on E-cigarettes

DU puts ban on E-cigarettes

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke Electronic cigarettes are now banned from Duquesne buildings, school officials announced this week. Students and faculty who use electronic cigarettes will now be subject to the same restrictions as traditional smokers. Smoking is prohibited in all buildings and recreational areas, including Rooney Field. Anyone wishing to smoke, electronically […]

Looming debate surrounds PA University gun ban

Looming debate surrounds PA University gun ban

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke A proposed policy by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education could ban guns in “sensitive areas” on the campuses of 14 publicly owned universities in the state. In fall 2013, the Public Safety and Security Task Force assembled by the state system drafted a policy that would […]