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Film series leaves audience questioning society

Film series leaves audience questioning society

By Joey Mueser | Staff Writer 02/01/2018 In 2006, Al Gore’s documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, swept the nation with tremendous controversy. Despite being well-sourced from a large pool of evidence, a large amount of the public dismissed the former vice president’s warnings about climate change and shrugged them off as it had in the past. […]

Duquesne celebrates third annual Africa Week

Duquesne celebrates third annual Africa Week

Sairah Aslam | Staff Writer 11/02/17 Africa Week took place recently on the Bluff. Hosted and organized by the Center of African Studies and the Union of African Students, among other groups, the three-part program showcased events geared toward engaging the politically inclined, the college consumer and even the casual observer mildly interested in diversity. […]

Duquesne alumni and Steelers owner Dan Rooney remembered

Duquesne alumni and Steelers owner Dan Rooney remembered

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor Former President Obama, several NFL owners and Steelers past and present attended the funeral for Duquesne alumni and former Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney, April 18 at Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Oakland. Rooney, who was also a former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and Duquesne graduate of 1955, died April […]

Netanyahu victory alarms local groups

Netanyahu victory alarms local groups

By Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke Pittsburgh groups with ties to the Middle East expressed their concerns about the re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the impact it will have on Israel’s relationship with Palestine and the United States. Israelis voted March 17 for their representatives in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Voters […]

Foreign newspaper publishes racist comic

By Sean Ray | Student Columnist We all have taken a crack at a celebrity or political figure at some point in our lives. Admit it. It’s easy to mock someone we don’t know who has his or her life broadcasted into our homes or on our newsfeeds. But it’s another thing completely when a […]

DU reacts to military crisis in Crimea

DU reacts to military crisis in Crimea

By Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor It’s not Cold War II yet, but tensions are building as Soviet nostalgia and neo-colonial interests have become the central focus of the international community. Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended the borders of the Russian Federation back into Ukraine. Despite most of the world condemning the invasion, Moscow […]

Staff Editorial: President talks politics with Zach Galifianakis

By Duke Staff Viral. A word more commonly associated with a small, infectious agent in the medical field has claimed a new meaning in the age of the Internet. To “go viral” in cyber space is nothing like the flu; instead, it refers to the mass traffic or attention to a specific website, article, meme […]

Staff Editorial: State of the Union address missed important points

By Duke Staff As President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union last Tuesday, members of the audience applauded nearly after every topic. While it seemed like a successful evening, a closer inspection of Obama’s words left us at The Duke less than willing to give a standing ovation. Going green (but not evergreen) […]

Obama visits Pittsburgh, promotes MyRA

Obama visits Pittsburgh, promotes MyRA

    By Pat Higgins and Aaron Warnick | The Duquesne Duke President Barack Obama traded a suit jacket for a collared fleece pullover to stay warm Wednesday during his visit to Pittsburgh where he signed an order to establish a new savings plan and pushed his strategy for manufacturing jobs. U.S. Steel’s Mon Valley […]

Government shutdown over, fiscal debate looms

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor The government shutdown may be over and the fight to raise the debt ceiling got a temporary reprieve, but economic experts said the coming budget battles will be much more significant. Last week, President Barack Obama signed a deal that passed Congress to end the 16-day shutdown, bringing […]