controversy

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 […]

Baraboo school district should punish students for Nazi salute

Baraboo school district should punish students for Nazi salute

11/29/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor A photograph taken last spring has recently gone viral, sparking outrage among Holocaust memorial groups and concerned citizens alike. In it, a group of high-school-aged and mostly white young men from Wisconsin posed for a prom picture, their faces alight with laughter and their arms held high in […]

Kanye West’s political antics distract from real problems

Kanye West’s political antics distract from real problems

10/18/2018 By Zoe Stratos | Staff Columnist  On Thursday Oct. 11, President Trump invited popular rap artist Kanye West to the Oval Office to discuss important topics like sentencing reform. However, they talked about anything but the supposedly planned subjects. Surrounded by the press’ flashing cameras and microphones capturing every word, people from all over […]

Inclusion of O’Keefe is a mistake

Inclusion of O’Keefe is a mistake

10/18/2018 By Duke Staff This upcoming weekend is the first National Conference on the First Amendment, an event that Duquesne is co hosting with The Pittsburgh Foundation. While the list of luminaries participating is extensive and impressive, there’s one name on the list that troubles us as students and journalists – James O’Keefe. O’Keefe is […]

Strange NRA cartoon provokes outcry; discussion

Strange NRA cartoon provokes outcry; discussion

09/20/2018 By Nayia Faxio-Douglas | Staff Columnist With all the issues and controversies contributing to this day and age, it can become difficult to distinguish between freedom of speech and an inappropriate delivery of a specific message. If the National Rifle Association (NRA) represents the right to firearms, then why is spokeswoman Dana Loesch relating […]

Controversial nominated Italian Prime Minister has ties to Duquesne

Controversial nominated Italian Prime Minister has ties to Duquesne

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief UPDATE 06/01/2018: In a reversal and after reaching a deal, Conte will indeed become Italy’s new prime minister putting a lawyer with Duquesne connections in charge of the EU’s third-largest economy. UPDATE 05/28/2018: Several news outlets have reported that Conte has given up his nomination to be prime minister after the Italian President […]

Roseanne controversial, predictable

<em>Roseanne</em> controversial, predictable

By Zach Landau | Editor-in-Chief 04/12/2018 With the recent reboot of ABC’s Roseanne, the discussion has been dominated by True Americans who, finally, at last, have their views represented on prime-time TV. It’s been literally 10 bajillion years since a white, working-to-middle class family has made its way onto American television. God bless Roseanne Barr […]

Dog killed on United Airlines flight sparks outcry

Dog killed on United Airlines flight sparks outcry

03/22/2018 By Rachel Pierce | Staff Columnist Many of us remember the images of the bloodied Dr. David Dao, who was dragged from a United Airlines flight last year. This time, it’s not humans United Airlines put in danger. The victims are furry with four paws. Catalina Robledo boarded her flight on March 12 with […]

Student Government Association sought to block Duke story

Student Government Association sought to block Duke story

Raymond Arke | News Editor Last week, Duquesne University Student Government Association (SGA) sought to prevent The Duke from publishing part of its annual budget that doles out money to student programs and clubs. The Duke attended a Senate meeting of the SGA, which was open to the Duquesne public, on Aug. 27. At the […]

Elephant death at PGH zoo breeds ethical questions

Elephant death at PGH zoo breeds ethical questions

By Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer The decision to euthanize the Pittsburgh Zoo’s premature orphaned elephant calf last Wednesday reignited the ongoing debate about the ethics of zoos. The calf was born 30 days early, and her mother would not produce milk. The Pittsburgh Zoo adopted the abandoned calf and “consulted with elephant experts from […]