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New Duke series to investigate common concerns

New Duke series to investigate common concerns

10/04/2018 By Duke Staff Higher tuition. Cramped living spaces. Food prices rising and quality declining. Ask an average Duquesne student what they think some of the problems on campus are, and they’re likely to name one, if not all, of those listed. As an independent voice for students on campus, we take our role seriously […]

Honors College celebrates August Wilson’s birth

Honors College celebrates August Wilson’s birth

Claudia Hardy | Staff Writer 04/26/2018 This year would mark two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s 73rd birthday, and Pittsburgh’s legendary Hill District cannot wait to celebrate. Wilson was a famed African-American playwright who was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One of his most famous works, Fences, earned him his first Pulitzer Prize and […]

Ex-New York Post journalist recounts 9/11

Ex-New York Post journalist recounts 9/11

Raymond Arke | News Editor 03/22/2018 March 20 marked the 15th anniversary of the Iraq War. American troops still patrol Baghdad streets long after the capture and overthrow of Saddam Hussein. While not directly related, the war in Iraq will forever be framed by the events of 9/11. Now, years later, one New York journalist […]

Towers residents placed in temporary rooms

Towers residents placed in temporary rooms

Kaye Burnet | Staff Writer Unlike most Duquesne Towers residents, Cody Collins has a double sink in his room. “It definitely wasn’t what I expected [when I moved in],” he said with a laugh. Collins, a Duquesne football player and graduate student in the business school, is temporarily living in a kitchenette on the fifth […]

Class of 2021 is a record-setting one for Duquesne

Class of 2021 is a record-setting one for Duquesne

Raymond Arke | News Editor Another year, another record-setting group of students. This year’s incoming freshman class is expected to be among Duquesne’s largest classes ever, according to the most recent estimates from the university’s Enrollment Management Group (EMG). As of August 15, the Class of 2021 totals 1,569 students, beating previously large years of […]

Extracurricular involvement vital to success

By Joey Sykes|Student Columnist The phrase “get involved” has probably been thrown your way by parents and relatives before you headed off to college, however long ago that may be. It’s starting to become somewhat of a cliché now, but heeding those words can have a tremendous impact on someone’s future.Before getting into details, what […]

Ad campaign aimed to spook smokers

By Sam Leon|Student Columnist We’re being scared smokeless. In the past two years, the CDC, or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, has taken a strong approach to anti-smoking advertising. It has released several installments of its personal, engaging campaign named “Tips From Former Smokers.” The commercials feature real people—often chronically and seriously sick […]

Challenge changes mind

By Carley Thieret|Opinions Editor The ALS ice bucket challenge. You’ve all seen friends, family and even celebrities dump water onto their heads and challenge others to join in or opt out by donating to the unknown acronym, ALS. But what are these people doing and why are they really pouring gallons of water on themselves? […]

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