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Season’s final stretch vital for Duquesne’s hopes

Season’s final stretch vital for Duquesne’s hopes

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Feb. 21, 2019 At long last, the Atlantic 10 men’s basketball standings are finally beginning to take shape. Surprises and disappointments abound, and Duquesne finds itself right in the middle of it all. With just over two weeks remaining in the regular season, Duquesne sits sixth in the conference’s standings […]

We Want Fish Sticks explores franchise’s dysfunction

<em>We Want Fish Sticks</em> explores franchise’s dysfunction

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Feb. 21, 2019 On Feb. 18, the Duquesne chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) hosted a promotional book talk for We Want Fish Sticks, authored by Nick Hirshon. We Want Fish Sticks tells the story of the New York Islanders’ infamous rebranding efforts — and subsequent failures — […]

There are more pressing national emergencies than Trump’s wall

There are more pressing national emergencies than Trump’s wall

02/21/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor The good news: There isn’t going to be another government shutdown. At least, not right now. The bad news: Trump plans to issue a national emergency to build a wall along the U.S./Mexico border. Since the National Emergencies Act was passed in 1976, 58 national emergencies have been […]

As election year nears, is U.S. ready for female president?

As election year nears, is U.S. ready for female president?

02/21/2019 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist  Although we are only two months into 2019, I can already tell you what my wish for 2020 is: for a woman to win the presidential election. I hoped for the same thing in 2016. I wasn’t necessarily hoping for it to be Hillary Clinton, but I wanted […]

Hate speech and free speech not the same

Hate speech and free speech not the same

02/21/2019 By Duke Staff The Democrat-Reporter, a newspaper in the western Alabama town of Linden, expanded its small readership this week with an editorial that forced its way into the mainstream news cycle by beginning with the sentence, “Time for the Ku Klux Klan to ride again.” The op-ed called for the return of the […]

BDS movement; Israel is not evil, but should be investigated

BDS movement; Israel is not evil, but should be investigated

02/21/2019 By Alexander Wolfe | Staff Columnist  Before President Trump captured headlines by declaring a national emergency to build his wall on the southern border, new members of the house Democratic caucus came under fire for antisemitic comments made regarding the state of Israel. That said when a topic becomes as taboo as antisemitism, it’s […]

Faces of Homelessness: local man shares story

Faces of Homelessness: local man shares story

02/21/2019 Katia Faroun and Griffin Sendek | The Duquesne Duke Writers from The Duke went into the city to gather the stories and opinions of people without homes. Duquesne University is located between Uptown and Downtown, where there’s a significant population of homeless individuals. This week, Jacob shared his story with us and briefly acknowledged […]

More makeup companies should opt for natural, untouched look

More makeup companies should opt for natural, untouched look

02/14/2019 By Colleen Hammond | Staff Columnist  In the age of Instagram glamour and face-perfecting Snapchat filters, beauty standards for women seem to be straying further and further from reality. Nearly every major beauty corporation and retailer use highly edited photographs in their advertisements. Even bareMinerals, a company traditionally associated with their affinity for “natural […]

Plans for a cheap, easy Valentine’s Day

Plans for a cheap, easy Valentine’s Day

02/14/2019 Ashley Newman | Staff Writer Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! While the holiday is meant to be a fun way to show your significant other how much you care about them, it can actually be very stressful. Between the chocolates, flowers, cards, dates and giant teddy bears, it can get pricey. There […]

Threat of government shutdown looms; puts workers at risk again

Threat of government shutdown looms; puts workers at risk again

02/14/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor As federal workers began to recover from the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, a threat loomed still overhead: Would the government remain open for business, allowing funding for countless federal programs to continue flowing, or would it shut down once again if a deal wasn’t struck by […]

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