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Masked Ambition

Masked Ambition

Griffin Sendek | Photo Editor 3/19/20 It’s tremendous how much one email can throw a wrench in everyone’s lives. The punching of a few keys and the click of a single button and suddenly our lives as students are changed forever. This photoshoot was planned a week ago to coincide with this once-a-semester special fashion […]

Lessons from a gamer: the danger of violence in video games

Lessons from a gamer: the danger of violence in video games

2/13/20 Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist Grand Theft Auto V is the third best selling video game in history (only being bested) by Tetris and Minecraft. Unlike its fellow top 3, the Grand Theft Auto series is among the most controversial video game franchises in history because of its inherently violent nature. Violence in video […]

Public fears and anxieties over GMOs growing old

Public fears and anxieties over GMOs growing old

2/13/20 Hannah Boucher | Staff Columnist Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not as new of a concept as many would like to believe. While it has been a controversial scientific advancement since the 1970s, when Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen invented modern-day genetic engineering, artificial selection has been used to cultivate crops and animals for […]

National Catholic Register calls out Duquesne

National Catholic Register calls out Duquesne

2/13/20 Colleen Hammond | Opinions Editor As a result of the Jan. 28 federal court ruling, Duquesne University is not required to permit unionization for adjunct professors. In defense of their anti-union stance, the university cited a deep need for religious liberty. The university’s central defense was that being forced to allow the adjuncts to […]

Eating, shopping and schoolwork: How to do Thanksgiving Break right

Eating, shopping and schoolwork: How to do Thanksgiving Break right

Hannah Rauh | Staff Writer Just imagine a picturesque Thanksgiving dinner — turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes steaming on the table while everyone is busy catching up with each other and telling stories about their past few months. It’s a great thing to come home for the holidays, and especially Thanksgiving considering the nature of […]

Duquesne students greeted by therapy dogs at Gumberg Library

Duquesne students greeted by therapy dogs at Gumberg Library

Hannah Rauh | Staff Writer Duquesne students were given a little taste of home last week, when therapy dogs came to visit at the library. For many students, this session was a quick escape from the workload and stress that comes with trying to balance homework, a job, friends, sports and extracurricular activities in college. […]

The Day After Halloween: Why students have off

The Day After Halloween: Why students have off

Ashley Newman | Staff Writer Each year, Duquesne students are gifted with the day after Halloween off from classes. Many people may take the day to relax after the festivities or get ahead on their work, but have you ever wondered why Duquesne always takes Nov. 1 off for a holiday? Nov. 1 is All […]

Runners fill Pittsburgh streets during EQT 10 Miler

Runners fill Pittsburgh streets during EQT 10 Miler

Grace Rosello | staff writer Crossing over the Smithfield Street Bridge before sunrise on Nov. 2, the Equitable Resources, Inc (EQT) 10 miler meant joining a multitude of runners decked out in race gear all heading to the starting line. On both sides of the bridge, silhouetted black against the gold and blue sky, runners […]

Duquesne NPHC hosts Pumpkin Painting event

Duquesne NPHC hosts Pumpkin Painting event

Kellen Stepler | assistant features editor   Halloween without festive pumpkins is no Halloween at all. The Duquesne National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) agrees. On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the Duquesne NPHC held a pumpkin painting event in the Africa Room that started at 8 p.m. Brandon Scott, president of the Duquesne NPHC, said the event was […]

DuPo keeping campus safe on Halloween

DuPo keeping campus safe on Halloween

Ashley Newman | Staff Writer Dressing up, fun parties and watching scary movies are just some of the many things that make Halloween such a thrilling holiday. However, Halloween can quickly become even scarier when the party gets cut short because someone needs to be rushed to the emergency room. The Duquesne Police Department, or […]

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