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Pittsburgh gun control legislation is a necessary step in preventing attacks

Pittsburgh gun control legislation is a necessary step in preventing attacks

04/11/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor On April 9, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signed into action legislation that would restrict the use of assault-style weapons, like the one used to kill 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue last October. We unfortunately live in a time in which every public event comes with […]

Gun control debate

Gun control debate

04/04/2019 By Duke Staff While the national outlook for gun control in America is often disheartening, advocates in Pittsburgh are finally able to celebrate a local win this week. In a 6-3 vote by the Pittsburgh City Council on April 2, three gun-control bills were passed in response to the Tree of Life shooting last […]

New Post-Gazette cartoonist criticized for sexism, misogyny

New Post-Gazette cartoonist criticized for sexism, misogyny

02/07/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Once upon a time, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was a household staple. It would come to the door in its little green bag, and my father would bring it inside; it was the perfect companion to a cup of coffee. Back then, I was far more interested in the […]

Local film buffs remember Pittsburgh’s late George Romero

Local film buffs remember Pittsburgh’s late George Romero

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 10/04/18 In celebrating the life of legendary director George A. Romero, family, friends and fans gathered to honor his unprecedented contributions to the horror genre on the 50th anniversary of his work on Pittsburgh’s first feature film, Night of the Living Dead (1968). With inspiration and a […]

Former Macy’s building to be upscale apartments

Former Macy’s building to be upscale apartments

Michael Marafino | Staff Writer 11/09/17 Innovation is propelling Pittsburgh into new realms of societal and technological development. Core Reality recently announced its partnership with Amazon in transforming the old Macy’s department store in Downtown Pittsburgh into apartments equipped with advanced technology, including voice command operating systems through Amazon’s product, Alexa. Amazon’s technology will enable […]

Duquesne helps celebrate history of the Protestant Reformation

Duquesne helps celebrate history of the Protestant Reformation

Gabriella DiPietro | Staff Writer Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of a Wittenburg church, sparking the Protestant Reformation. This year Duquesne is partnering with the First Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh and the Downtown Pittsburgh Ministerium to commemorate this milestone anniversary of one of the largest religious revolutions […]

Duquesne professor, students attend Pgh. transgender rally

Duquesne professor, students attend Pgh. transgender rally

Raymond Arke and Zachary Landau | The Duquesne Duke On Feb. 22, President Donald Trump rolled back protections for transgender students in public schools, which advised school administrators that transgender students’ rights to use the restrooms and locker rooms corresponding with their gender identity were protected under Title IX. In response, many civil rights activists […]

City eyes Uptown revival with urban planning

City eyes Uptown revival with urban planning

By Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke The neighborhood surrounding Duquesne might start looking more like the Netherlands in the near future. The City of Pittsburgh is considering a $1.5 million project to transform Uptown into a “destination-neighborhood” by using environmentally friendly urban planning techniques based on a Dutch method called “EcoInnovation,” according to Tim […]

New club welcomes Pittsburgh bike initiatives

New club welcomes Pittsburgh bike initiatives

By Bridget Seelinger | The Duquesne Duke As the air gets warmer and winter slowly melts away, a new organization has pedaled onto Duquesne’s campus: a student bicycle club. With the city of Pittsburgh expanding trails and bike lanes where bicyclists can ride safely, more and more students are bringing their bikes to school and […]

Gormley remains positive about failed Pa. Supreme Court bid

Gormley remains positive about failed Pa. Supreme Court bid

By Kaye Burnet and Julian Routh | The Duquesne Duke Just three weeks after learning he would not be heading to Harrisburg to sit on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, law school Dean Ken Gormley leans back in his chair in his office and smiles. “I have learned not to spend my life thinking of things […]

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