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Paper Tiger is a lazy, tone-deaf special from Bill Burr

<em>Paper Tiger</em> is a lazy, tone-deaf special from Bill Burr

Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief 09/12/19 In his new comedy special Paper Tiger, Bill Burr aims to critique the nuances of an ever-polarized and political American society, but instead, he bumbles through 67 minutes of awkward, aggressive tabloid humor with only rare moments of respite from what can only be described as an act of dogmatic […]

Blue Slide Park Mac Miller name change unofficial

Blue Slide Park Mac Miller name change unofficial

Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 03/14/19 Blue Slide Park, the section of Frick Park made famous by Mac Miller’s studio debut album of the same name, had briefly appeared on Apple Maps as “Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Park” and Google Maps as “Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Playground” earlier this week. The change has been reversed […]

Threat of government shutdown looms; puts workers at risk again

Threat of government shutdown looms; puts workers at risk again

02/14/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor As federal workers began to recover from the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, a threat loomed still overhead: Would the government remain open for business, allowing funding for countless federal programs to continue flowing, or would it shut down once again if a deal wasn’t struck by […]

Hulu’s Castle Rock nears end of chilling first season

Hulu’s <em>Castle Rock</em> nears end of chilling first season

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 09/06/2018 Horror, gore, drama and a story with as many twists and turns as a winter drive through downtown Pittsburgh. That’s what to expect from the Hulu original show Castle Rock. This new installment to Hulu’s list of original shows is a digital anthology of the novels, short stories, settings […]

Bars to stay open until 4 a.m. if bill passes

Bars to stay open until 4 a.m. if bill passes

Casey Chafin | The Duquesne Duke A Pennsylvania lawmaker intends to propose legislation that would allow bars that purchase special liquor licenses to remain open until 4 a.m., two hours past the current mandated closing time. Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) plans to introduce the bill, which he thinks would make Pennsylvania’s cities more appealing to […]

Controversial SGA bill vetoed

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke A bill that would require students running for executive positions in the Student Government Association to have at least a semester of experience as a senator was thrown out Oct. 26, a week after it was enacted. The original by-law that does not mandate candidates to have senatorial […]

Our Year in News: A Look Back

Our Year in News: A Look Back

By Julian Routh | News Editor The adjunct battle On Sept. 1, adjunct French instructor Margaret Mary Vojtko died from complications of a heart attack, prompting a debate over whether or not part-time faculty is compensated fairly. Vojtko, 83, of Homestead, taught at Duquesne for more than 25 years before school officials told her she […]

City government cracks down on graffiti

City government cracks down on graffiti

By Carley Thieret | Asst. Opinions Editor As warm weather approaches, Mayor Bill Peduto is looking for more than just flowers and sunshine to make Pittsburgh look beautiful. The mayor announced on April 4 the reinstatement of the Graffiti Task Force that was disbanded one year ago. Tim McNulty, Peduto’s spokesman, said the mayor has […]

City officials field questions from residents

City officials field questions from residents

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke Mayor Bill Peduto addressed the concerns of Pittsburgh residents at his first “Mayor’s Night Out” in Beltzhoover Monday night. Peduto and a panel of city and community officials gathered in the Warrington Community Center to listen to the comments, criticisms and compliments of Beltzhoover inhabitants. The mayor and […]

Battle over housing delays Civic Arena lot overhaul

Battle over housing delays Civic Arena lot overhaul

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor It was a failure to secure federal grant money from the Department of Transportation last September that first threw a hitch in the Lower Hill Redevelopment Project where the Civic Arena once stood. As the Oct. 31 option agreement deadline for the redevelopment of the 28-acre site in […]