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Midterm Mania: Mix of Democratic, Republican success across U.S.

Midterm Mania: Mix of Democratic, Republican success across U.S.

Kailey Love | Managing Editor 11/08/18 A “Blue Wave” in the House. GOP gains in the Senate. Over 100 women elected across all national positions. The first openly gay governor ever elected in the U.S. Welcome to the 2018 midterm elections. The long anticipated general election saw record numbers of voter turnout nationwide, up significantly […]

Becoming American series explores immigration challenges

Becoming American series explores immigration challenges

Olivia Donia | Staff Writer 11/08/18 In light of recent events both locally and nationally, Duquesne’s Liberal Arts department, in conjunction with the Gumberg Library and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, held screenings of Becoming American, a film program in six parts focusing on the challenges and impacts of immigration to the U.S. […]

Migrant caravan needs our support

Migrant caravan needs our support

10/25/2018 By Duke Staff Imagine leaving behind all you knew to trek over 1,000 mile to a place you’ve only ever heard of, where the leader actively despises you. This is the situation that several thousand Central American asylum seekers have found themselves in over the past three weeks. The U.S. government’s response has been […]

Transgender community targeted by proposed redefinition

Transgender community targeted by proposed redefinition

10/25/2018 By Ollie Gratziger | Opinions Editor LGBT rights organizations around the country are speaking out following a controversial memo unearthed by the New York Times, which could adversely impact the lives of transgender Americans. On Sunday, Oct. 21, the Times reported that the Department of Health and Human Services “is spearheading an effort to […]

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 […]

Ford brave for coming forward with Kavanaugh accusations

Ford brave for coming forward with Kavanaugh accusations

10/04/2018 By Kailey Love | Managing Editor On Sept. 27, millions of people across the world were glued to phone screens and television sets, watching history unfold as a woman told her story about a boy who sexually assaulted her when she was 15 years old. In the era of #MeToo, these narratives are not […]

Though the world is laughing, our downfall isn’t funny

Though the world is laughing, our downfall isn’t funny

09/27/2018 By Duke Staff Being the butt of a joke is a position nobody wants to find themselves in, let alone an entire country. This week, the U.S. got to be the world’s joke, as most of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) burst into laughter in the middle of our president’s speech. On Sept. […]

Who wrote it? Anon op-ed in NYT sparks debate

Who wrote it? Anon op-ed in NYT sparks debate

09/13/2018 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist It has been almost a week since The New York Times released the anonymous op-ed, breaking the news that a number of President Trump’s senior officials are allegedly working against him. In the last few days, I have had many thoughts about who it could have been and […]

Trump’s odd trend of keeping a distance continues

Trump’s odd trend of keeping a distance continues

09/06/2018 By Nayia Faxio-Douglas | Staff Columnist Since Trump was inaugurated as the president of the United States he has created his own agenda, much different from our previous presidents. As a result of Trump’s unique campaign strategy many events that our previous presidents attended have failed to welcome President Trump with open arms. Not […]

Letter to the Editor: Rob Rogers and Democracy

Letter to the Editor: Rob Rogers and Democracy

Letter to the Editor 07/19/2018 For a long time politics in the U.S. have primarily involved Democrats and Republicans competing within the fragile framework of democracy.  Since the arrival of Trumpism – the powerful combination of bigotry, authoritarianism and thuggery – politics have changed to anti-democracy vs. democracy.   Rob Rogers’ political cartoons have been […]

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