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Election recap 2018: Midterms bring blue wave, diversity

Election recap 2018: Midterms bring blue wave, diversity

11/08/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor  On a chilly fall morning, lines began to form outside of polling locations all around the U.S. Following a series of massive social media movements aimed at encouraging all who could — mainly America’s young people — to vote, Telegraph estimates that about 113 million people participated in […]

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 […]

Macy’s to introduce clothing line for Muslim women

Macy’s to introduce clothing line for Muslim women

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor 2/15/17 Macy’s is the first major U.S. clothing retail store to sell hijab and modest clothing for Muslim women. The store has partnered with Verona Collection, an Islamic boutique that specializes in clothing that is both conservative as well as fashionable. The collection is founded by Lisa Vogl, who […]

2018 Grammy Awards lack gender equality

2018 Grammy Awards lack gender equality

02/01/2018 By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor Although several celebrities at the 2018 Grammy Awards were adorned with symbolic white roses, the statement of solidarity for the initiative to end sexual harassment and gender inequality ultimately ended there. The hashtag #GrammysSoMale has been trending on social media since Sunday night, and rightfully so. The awards […]

New diversity club aims to address multicultural concerns

New diversity club aims to address multicultural concerns

By Ollie Gratzinger | Asst. Features Editor While Duquesne’s campus can take pride in many things, from its convenient downtown location to its hundreds of almost-all-encompassing organizations, diversity has always been something that the university could work to improve upon. College Factual estimates that out of all undergraduate students at Duquesne, an overwhelming 83 percent […]

Race and immigration discussed at panel Monday

Race and immigration discussed at panel Monday

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor Roughly 700 students packed the Power Center Ballroom Feb. 13 for a panel discussion on race and understanding. The first presentation in this series from Duquesne President Ken Gormley presented “Racial and Cultural Understanding in a New Era,” the first part of a series on civil discourse. Esther Bush, […]

Duquesne’s Catholic tolerance comes long way

Duquesne’s Catholic tolerance comes long way

By: Duke Staff Almost 28 years ago, the Duquesne University Student Government Association shut down The Duke for publishing contraception counseling advertisements through the Family Health Council. While the situation was eventually resolved, it is a good reminder that, as a Catholic university, Duquesne sometimes struggles to balance its religious identity with its place as […]

LGBT group returns to Duquesne

LGBT group returns to Duquesne

By Zachary Landau | The Duquesne Duke After more than a year of inactivity, Duquesne’s gay-straight alliance is functional once again. The group, also known as Lambda, held its first meeting since 2013 on Oct. 22. Co-Presidents Hunter Ackley, 19, pharmacy student, and Rachel Coury, 20, psychology major, are thrilled with the response they have […]

DU welcomes most diverse class in history

DU welcomes most diverse class in history

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne’s mission statement puts an emphasis on maintaining an “atmosphere open to diversity.” For Duquesne’s incoming class of 2019 – the most ethnically diverse class in university history – the campus atmosphere will be more diverse than ever before. Of the total estimated class size of 1,431, approximately […]