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SpongeBob SquarePants creator dead at 57

<em>SpongeBob SquarePants</em> creator dead at 57

11/28/18 Josiah Martin | A&E Editor Stephen Hillenburg, best known as the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, died on Nov. 26 at age 57. He had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2017. Hillenburg’s square, yellow opus hit television screens in 1999. Inspired and informed by Hillenburg’s love for marine biology and his experiences […]

Students organize walk-out, demand justice for Marquis

Students organize walk-out, demand justice for Marquis

updated on 11/07/2018  Hallie Lauer | Features Editor & Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 11/05/2018 Duquesne student Marquis Jaylen “JB” Brown died after jumping from a 16th-floor window in Brottier Hall, according to Pittsburgh police, on Oct. 5, 2018. Exactly one month later, members of the student body held a “walk-out” on Art Rooney Field […]

Services available to grieving students

Services available to grieving students

The Duquesne Duke Staff 10/05/2018 With the shock of the past day’s events, we wanted to remind students and the larger Duquesne community of the opportunities available to them. The Counseling and Wellbeing Center, located in 636 Fisher Hall, has counselors available. They can be reached at 412-396-6204. The center offers group therapy sessions on Tuesdays […]

BREAKING: Police investigating Brottier death

BREAKING: Police investigating Brottier death

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief UPDATE 10/05/18 11:20 a.m.: In a statement to the Duquesne community, President Gormley said he felt “great sadness” in reporting the death of Marquis Brown, a Duquesne University football player and junior in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts.  Brown was from the Washington D.C. area and was listed as a running […]

Don’t politicize death; think first

Don’t politicize death; think first

08/30/18 By Duke Staff As the beloved Disney film Bambi taught us when we were young, “If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all.” Who knew so many people still need to hear that advice, many of whom are far into adulthood? With the recent passing of several notable figures, a surprising […]

Aretha Franklin’s life and groundbreaking career

Aretha Franklin’s life and groundbreaking career

Nicolas Jozefczyk | Staff Writer 08/23/18 Aretha Franklin, with a voice that could move generations, passed away on Aug. 18, 2018 due to pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. Dubbed the “Queen of Soul,” Franklin showed off her angelic, powerful vocals and was an unapologetically strong woman who would not back down from her views. […]

Mike Shinoda’s latest album tackles tough subject, but doesn’t stand out

Mike Shinoda’s latest album tackles tough subject, but doesn’t stand out

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 06/24/18 On July 20, 2017, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington took his life. Nearly a year later, the same conversations many Linkin Park fans already had re-entered the mainstream, with the deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade rocking the foodie and fashion worlds. While it is impossible to know […]

Stephen Hawking lives on posthumously in science

Stephen Hawking lives on posthumously in science

03/15/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor In 1963, Stephen Hawking was given only a few years to live following a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, colloquially known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. A few years became 55, and the young, talented student became the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University — a position once […]

New Post-Gazette podcast investigates DU student deaths

New Post-Gazette podcast investigates DU student deaths

Gabriella DiPietro | Staff Writer  11/02/17 Correction 11/02/17: The web address for the podcast was incorrect. It has been fixed.  To this day, the deaths of Duquesne students Paul Kochu and Dakota James leave unanswered questions. This is the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s topic for their first ever serialized podcast called Three Rivers, Two Mysteries. The podcast, […]

Campus mourns former political science professor

Campus mourns former political science professor

Raymond Arke | News Editor 10/19/17 Duquesne is mourning the loss of one of their own after the sudden passing of Leslie Rubin, a former long-time political science professor and wife of current political science professor, Charles Rubin. Charles is on sabbatical at Princeton this semester and Leslie was living with him when she was […]

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