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Gun debate continues, assault weapons unnecessary

Gun debate continues, assault weapons unnecessary

Spencer Murphy | Staff Columnist  04/26/2018 In the current environment surrounding the debate on gun control, it is hard to reach a satisfying position. The general disagreement, at least currently, is focused on automatic weapons and if the right to own such weapons is justified. Many people want these weapons outlawed for a simple reason: […]

Arming teachers wrongly misconstrued

Arming teachers wrongly misconstrued

03/22/2018 By Vincent Gullo | Staff Columnist  An interesting quality about modern political discourse is that in the wake of tragedy and desperation, players from both sides of the aisle still find ways to belittle their political adversaries. The horrific shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida was viewed as the last straw […]

SGA debate provides a look at the future

SGA debate provides a look at the future

Ollie Gratzinger and Shivani Gosai | The Duquesne Duke 02/15/18 Coming eight days before polls open on Feb. 21, candidates running for election to the the Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Board met in the Pappert Lecture Hall to debate some of campus’ most important issues. Candidates competing for the position of SGA President include […]

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 […]

Ongoing Duquesne Chick-fil-A debate gets national attention

Ongoing Duquesne Chick-fil-A debate gets national attention

“Fox & Friends” report appears to plagiarize March 30 Duke story Brandon Addeo | News Editor Duquesne students’ concerns about a new Chick-fil-A Express on campus have garnered national attention, including coverage by Fox News and The Washington Times, and were also referenced by President Donald Trump’s oldest son on social media. Duquesne University responded […]

Debate team brings home national awards

Debate team brings home national awards

By Kailey Love | The Duquesne Duke The students of the Duquesne Debating Society spend a lot of their free time arguing and now have the awards to prove it. In mid-March, five students from this year’s debate team walked away from the 2016 National Education Debate Association’s Championship Tournament in Fullerton, California with four […]

We knew: Why the GOP debate is just a broken record

We knew: Why the GOP debate is just a broken record

By Duke Staff Ok, we admit it: We at The Duke didn’t get the chance to watch and dissect Wednesday night’s primetime Republican debate on CNN. With our press deadline fast approaching, there simply wasn’t enough time to watch, react and write. But honestly – did we even need to? We all knew what was […]

Duquesne chimes in on medical marijuana debate

Duquesne chimes in on medical marijuana debate

By Casey Chafin | The Duquesne Duke As lawmakers in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives consider a bill that would make Pennsylvania the 24th state to legalize marijuana for medical use, a group of legal and scientific experts met at Duquesne for their own debate on the topic. Last Friday, the Africa Room was filled […]

Government shutdown over, fiscal debate looms

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor The government shutdown may be over and the fight to raise the debt ceiling got a temporary reprieve, but economic experts said the coming budget battles will be much more significant. Last week, President Barack Obama signed a deal that passed Congress to end the 16-day shutdown, bringing […]