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As debate surrounds Trump’s wall, immigrants remain vilified

As debate surrounds Trump’s wall, immigrants remain vilified

01/19/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Above all else, America is, has been and will always be a nation made up of immigrants. Is that a controversial statement? Well, it shouldn’t be. Every white citizen in the U.S. today is an American because somewhere in their family’s lineage, someone was not. Be it a […]

Government shutdown impacts all

Government shutdown impacts all

01/17/2019 By Duke Staff Today, the government shutdown enters day 26, having surpassed the record for longest government shutdown in U.S. history (the former record holder being 21 days in the Clinton Administration). However, through all of the political infighting, pointless press conferences and heartbreaking reports of federal workers struggling to make ends meet, there […]

A year in review: Tragedy, politics and progress define 2018

A year in review: Tragedy, politics and progress define 2018

01/17/2019 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist  I always feel anxious at the beginning of a new year. Who knows what I will remember 2019 for? Will it be a year of positivity and growth, or will it be daunting and discouraging? Although I cannot know what 2019 holds for me or anyone else, I […]

Duquesne community mourns the loss of nursing student

Duquesne community mourns the loss of nursing student

1/17/2019 Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor & Kailey Love | Editor-in-chief A junior nursing student died on Jan. 14 at UPMC Mercy Hospital, a day after she was found unconscious in her Vickroy Hall dorm room. Columbia Dyson, 21, was pronounced dead at 9:26 a.m. on Monday, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office. […]

Government shutdown drags on, doing more harm than good

Government shutdown drags on, doing more harm than good

01/17/2019 By Zoe Stratos | Staff Columnist On Dec. 22, the government commenced a partial shutdown after the president and the Democrats’ disagreement over new spending legislation to be passed on Dec. 21. The $5.7 billion wall to be constructed along the southern border of the U.S. was the star of the show. Sticking to […]

Three insights from Duquesne’s conference outset

Three insights from Duquesne’s conference outset

Four games into Atlantic 10 play, DU sits near the top of the league’s crowded standings at 3-1. Wins over Fordham, Saint Joseph’s and Richmond should have fans excited for the coming months, but the Dukes look far from dominant. Here are a few things I’ve noticed thus far in watching the team. Adam Lindner […]

New marketing and communications vice president announced at Duquesne

New marketing and communications vice president announced at Duquesne

1/17/2019 Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer New hometown, new college, same job. That’s what life is like for Gabriel Welsch, the new vice president for marketing and communications at Duquesne University. Welsch will start his new position on March 18. Welsch is coming to Pittsburgh from Juniata College, where he was vice president for strategic […]

Duquesne to celebrate life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of events through Jan.

1/17/2019 Liza Zulick | Staff Writer “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jr. What had started as a holiday for just the state of Illinois in 1973, by 1983 people all around the U.S. wanted to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. for the work […]

New semester brings new activities on campus and beyond

New semester brings new activities on campus and beyond

01/17/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinons/Features Editor Now that we are all back on the Bluff after what was hopefully a nice and relaxing break, it is time to get back into the swing of things with a bunch of activities on campus that will make home feel a little less far away. Coming up […]

NFL conference champions to be set this Sunday

NFL conference champions to be set this Sunday

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Jan. 17, 2019 The NFL Playoffs are generally thought to be one of the more unpredictable postseasons in professional sports. However, in recent years the top seeds have reigned supreme. This year is no different. The four top seeds in the entire league — the Kansas City Chiefs, New England […]

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