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Trump panders at State of the Union

Trump panders at State of the Union

02/07/2019 By Duke Staff In the second State of the Union address of his presidency, Donald Trump began his annual address to Congress by calling for unity between parties following the longest government shutdown in history. “We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution, and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and […]

Decorated war hero and politician McCain dies at age 81

Decorated war hero and politician McCain dies at age 81

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-chief 08/30/18 Regarded as a maverick and one of the best-known and most powerful U.S. Senators of his generation, John S. McCain III (R-Arizona), age 81, passed away on Aug. 25. McCain was a two-time presidential candidate, losing the 2000 Republican primary to George W. Bush (R-TX) and losing the 2008 Presidential […]

Pitt student running for local state representative seat

Pitt student running for local state representative seat

Raymond Arke | News Editor 02/01/18 Many students vote and follow the news, and some wish to be a real part of the political process. For one University of Pittsburgh student, he’s following through on that wish. Jacob Pavlecic, a 20-year-old junior at Pitt majoring in politics and philosophy and with minors in finance and […]

Many Duquesne ties present in U.S. House primary race

Many Duquesne ties present in U.S. House primary race

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/07/17 11/09/17 UPDATE: Comment added from the Aaron Anthony campaign As the calendar gets closer to the 2018 midterm elections, a variety of candidates continue to emerge. In the nearby 12th Congressional District, two Duquesne alumni are part of a five-person race for the Democratic nomination to oppose Keith Rothfus […]

Science professor begins run for local U.S. House seat

Science professor begins run for local U.S. House seat

Kailey Love | Photo Editor 09/28/17 Correction 9/29/17: Stolz marched in the Pittsburgh March for Science and the Pittsburgh People’s Climate March. The story originally said he participated in the Washington D.C.-based versions of those events. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education at Duquesne, is […]

Election 2014: Governor-elect Wolf pledges education, job reform

Election 2014: Governor-elect Wolf pledges education, job reform

By Julian Routh | News Editor When newly elected Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf takes office in January, he will be tasked with initiating a number of plans he outlined in his campaign, some of which will impact higher education and post-college employment. On the campaign trail, Wolf, 65, of York County, pledged to make education […]

Bipartisanship prevails as budget passes through Congress

Bipartisanship prevails as budget passes through Congress

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor After a fall marred by a 16-day government shutdown, a $1.1 trillion budget passed Congress on Jan. 16, introducing some semblance of stability in the capital in the first quarter of 2014. The 1,582-page bill, which passed through the House of Representatives in a lopsided vote on Jan. […]

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 […]

Off to the Races: Forums fail to draw voters

Off to the Races: Forums fail to draw voters

By Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor Many seats were left unfilled at what were scheduled to be the first two mayoral candidate debates on Monday and Tuesday. “I don’t need the microphone,” Democratic candidate Bill Peduto said on Tuesday at The Car Barn, Hazelwood’s Senior Center. “There have been so few debates, I still have […]