drugs

Federal prohibition on marijuana use ought to be removed

Federal prohibition on marijuana use ought to be removed

08/29/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist  Marijuana legalization is the latest trend sweeping the nation. Before 2010, no state had legalized marijuana for public recreational consumption, but within a single decade, 11 states have lifted their prohibition on the herbal drug. While marijuana has been slowly legalized state-by-state, the federal prohibition on marijuana must […]

Annual report details campus crime

Annual report details campus crime

Alex Wolfe | Staff Writer 10/05/17 This week, Duquesne released its annual fire and safety report for 2016, which outlined a notable increase in liquor-and drug-related arrests. The report details a dramatic increase in Drug Law Arrests, which increased by 650 percent (4 to 26) between 2015 and 2016, and a continued increase in Drug […]

Red Bull, vodka can have same effect as cocaine

Red Bull, vodka can have same effect as cocaine

By Ollie Gratzinger | Staff Columnist  We’ve all heard it: College is the time to let loose. In most contexts, that just means figuring yourself out and discovering what you want to dedicate your life to for the next forty-ish years. No biggie, right? Sometimes, though, experimenting can be taken to the next level, and […]

Penn underwhelms with El Chapo article

Penn underwhelms with El Chapo article

By: Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  If you can’t work a laptop in 2016, there are a handful of things that you definitely aren’t qualified for. Among those things, and chiefly at the top, is an intimate interview with the world’s most wanted drug lord. But actor and self-dubbed “experiential journalist” Sean Penn didn’t let […]

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 […]

Staff Editorial: Negative reactions caused by celebrity drug overdoses

By Duke Staff It is always a somber moment when we discover someone has died, despite the relation or lack thereof. However, would one be mourned or remembered in the same way if a needle and 70 bags of heroin were involved? As details of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final hours emerged, the first remorseful moment […]

Whatever comes to mind: Drug users turn to Krokodil

Whatever comes to mind: Drug users turn to Krokodil

By George Flynn | Opinions Editor Growing up in a small town, I remember every year from elementary school to high school, there was a week dedicated to drug free and awareness week. The school gave out red ribbons to the students who wanted to show their freedom from drug addiction. Many people in life […]

Staff Editorial; Drugs not worth the boost

By Duke Staff Looking at today’s culture, we see the presence of prescription drug use everywhere we turn. From movies to athletes, we are bombarded with images of parties gone too far and worse. What we tend to forget about is the other side of recreational drug use, a side closer to home. Students use […]