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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 […]

Nintendo Labo resurrects old-fashioned play

Nintendo Labo resurrects old-fashioned play

By Zach Landau | Editor-in-Chief 01/25/2018 Nintendo has proposed some weird stuff before. Once upon a time, for example, the company announced a sensor that would measure gamers’ heartbeats and their level of relaxation (this was never released). More recently, the Nintendo 3DS was shipped with cards that the system would read and produce 3D, […]

Anti-trans Amendment in CHIP bill causes controversy

Anti-trans Amendment in CHIP bill causes controversy

By Charlie Megginson | Staff Columnist 11/1/17 Read any newspaper in Pennsylvania, and you’re likely to see this headline: It could soon be illegal for transgender youth in Pennsylvania to receive healthcare under the Children’s Health Insurance Program. But before you get upset with out-of-touch lawmakers in Harrisburg, let’s dig a little deeper into the […]

Parental influence matters

Parental influence matters

By Carley Thieret | Student Columnist When I was in elementary school, my dad and I always used to do math homework at the dining room table. I was equipped with finely sharpened Black Warrior pencils and plenty of scratch paper. By the end of the night the scratch paper was always marked up, because […]

Whatever comes to mind: E-cigarettes cause tragedies

Whatever comes to mind: E-cigarettes cause tragedies

By George Flynn | Opinions Editor Smoking is bad; we all know this. Not only is it a disgusting habit that becomes addicting and quickens the aging process, but it also has stolen many lives. According to the American Cancer Society, one in five deaths in the United States is a result of tobacco use. […]

PSU dance marathon raises $13 million

PSU dance marathon raises $13 million

By Andy Hornak | The Duquesne Duke Penn State students and alumni gathered in Bryce Jordan Center this past weekend for a 46-hour dance marathon that raised over $13 million for cancer research. THON, a three-day continuous dance marathon, brought together thousands of people to provide emotional and financial support for children suffering from various […]

People react differently to Halloween

By Michael Flewelling

Staff Editorial: Famous athletes not always the best role models

By Duke Staff The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a role model as “someone who another person admires and tries to be like.” Children all over the country have life-sized posters of famous athletes, emblazoned on their walls. Sports are becoming a place where kids find their role models, but should this be the case? We at […]

Whatever comes to mind: Child supervision prevents loss of innocence

Whatever comes to mind: Child supervision prevents loss of innocence

By George Flynn | Opinions Editor Children are a gift to the world. They must be cherished and loved. They must be raised as the new leaders of America, as they will take our place and bring about new generations to improve the world we grew up in. However, children must always be watched. Supervision […]

‘Listen’ for the children

Photo by: Connor Hancovsky | Multimedia Editor Students gather Wednesday on Academic Walk to support the mission of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund. Participants raised masks of homeless children in front of their faces and repeated the word “listen” 10 times. The gathering raised awareness for children whose living conditions present barriers to their educational success.