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Climate change is a growing danger

Climate change is a growing danger

11/15/2018 By Duke Staff The images coming out of California leave a horrific impression. It looks like one is witnessing Armageddon or taking a peek into Dante’s mind when he envisioned Hell. Since Nov. 8, California has been devastated by three incredibly destructive — and deadly — wildfires. The Camp Fire, located north of Sacramento, […]

Coachella festival funds bigoted organizations

Coachella festival funds bigoted organizations

Hallie Lauer | Features & Layout Editor 04/19/2018 We are at the end of Coachella season, my friends, and you know what that means: flower crowns galore. But maybe there is a little more to it. Like the fact that your $499 (or $999 if you get VIP tickets) go to a man named Philip […]

California making strides toward cruelty-free cosmetics

California making strides toward cruelty-free cosmetics

03/15/2018 By Rachel Pierce | Staff Columnist  There is a new voice in California’s government, and it’s not human. Animal rights advocates created enough uproar that a new bill has been proposed that will change vendors drastically. State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani (D-CA) proposed the California Cruelty Free Cosmetic Act this past February. The proposed bill […]

Blue’s Clues series revamped for new season

<em>Blue’s Clues</em> series revamped for new season

By Josiah Martin | Staff Writer 03/15/2018 After more than a decade off the air, Nickelodeon’s acclaimed children’s series Blue’s Clues is returning for a 20-episode season in the near future. Nickelodeon provided details of the reboot in a press release on March 6, in which the company states that the new episodes will feature […]

Whatever comes to mind: Boys deserve harsher punishments for rape

Whatever comes to mind: Boys deserve harsher punishments for rape

By George Flynn | Opinions Editor A year ago, I had a friend who dealt with issues involving sexual assault of a friend. After discovering this information, I had a discussion with a mutual friend about the incident. My first response was to retort, “That sort of thing never happens.” He immediately corrected me and […]

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 […]

Whatever comes to mind: Medical students earn academic credit through Wikipedia

Whatever comes to mind: Medical students earn academic credit through Wikipedia

By George Flynn | Opinions Editor Once upon a time, there was a girl in my high school who delivered a presentation on koala bears. It doesn’t seem like a hard topic to cover. She could have easily found excellent research and created an acceptable 15 minute presentation. It shocked me when she mentioned the […]

Number of alcohol violations increases

Number of alcohol violations increases

By Julian Routh | News Editor The number of liquor law violations on campus increased again in 2012, according to the public safety department’s annual security and fire safety report. There were 460 reported liquor law violations referred for disciplinary action on campus property from January to December, 25 more than the count in 2011. […]