books

Gladwell tackles assumptions about others in “Talking to Strangers”

Gladwell tackles assumptions about others in “Talking to Strangers”

10/03/2019 By Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer  Malcolm Gladwell’s new book Talking To Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know is perhaps the author’s most timely and important work to date. Throughout the work, Gladwell examines famous case studies like the Amanda Knox trial, when Hernan Cortez conquered the Aztecs and […]

‘The Center Will Not Hold’ sparce on details, big on melancholic feelings

‘The Center Will Not Hold’ sparce on details, big on melancholic feelings

Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor 11/02/17 Joan Didion’s writing has a heartbeat, a rhythmic pulse that compels the reader to keep going. The new Netflix documentary about Didion’s life, The Center Will Not Hold, manages to capture that very same pulse and replicate it. Produced by her grandniece and directed by her nephew, The Center […]

Computer Science professor investigates author’s true identity

Computer Science professor investigates author’s true identity

Gabriella DiPietro 10/26/17 When an author writes a novel, their name is displayed on the cover to receive acknowledgement and credit, but sometimes, authors write under pseudonyms to mask their true identity from readers. Recently, however, experts, including Duquesne Computer Science Professor Patrick Juola, have been able to unmask these authors and reveal the true […]

Students are bound by expensive textbook prices

Students are bound by expensive textbook prices

By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor College isn’t cheap. That’s no secret. A wise and well-meaning high school teacher once told me that my university years would be the most expensive of my life, and with a second year of ramen noodles for dinner in full-swing, I’m absolutely positive she was right. But university expenses […]

Student Government Association hosts textbook program

Student Government Association hosts textbook program

Raymond Arke | News Editor Purchasing textbooks is often one of every college student’s least favorite activities. They tend to be expensive and often little used. However, Duquesne’s Student Government Association (SGA) is offering students a better option. The SGA’s textbook loan program offers students the opportunity to borrow their books for free from Gumberg […]

University to close Duquesne University Press after funding cut

University to close Duquesne University Press after funding cut

Brandon Addeo | News Editor After 90 years of operation, the Duquesne University Press, which publishes scholarly books, is set to shut its doors. The university announced it was cutting funding to the Press Feb. 3, citing the decision as a money-saving measure. Three full-time employees and two graduate assistants stand to lose their jobs, […]

The Cost of College: Textbook prices on the rise

The Cost of College: Textbook prices on the rise

By Julian Routh | Editor-in-Chief “The Cost of College” is an ongoing series that will examine what it really costs to get an education. This week’s story explores the rising cost of college textbooks, which have surged by more than 1,000 percent since 1977.   In the basement of the Barnes and Noble bookstore on […]