economy

Climate Change and green energy will have impact on economy

Climate Change and green energy will have impact on economy

04/25/2019 By Alexander Wolfe | Staff Columnist  I’m signing up to take a biology class, and it’s not just because my best friend is a bio major and I want to understand her when she says mitochondria are more than the powerhouse of the cell. Rather than just taking astronomy or an easier natural science […]

Tariffs on Canadian paper pose threat to US newsrooms

Tariffs on Canadian paper pose threat to US newsrooms

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 04/26/18 According to the Associated Press, there were 276,000 more journalists in the country 20 years ago than the 150,000 that work in the U.S. today. In the past two decades, journalism as a profession has decreased by 65 percent. With the proliferation of online news platforms and the sharp […]

Stop blaming millennials for the problems you caused

Stop blaming millennials for the problems you caused

03/22/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor We’ve all heard it: the vague, huffy and ample complaints of older generations, directed toward their young, Starbucks-sipping, college debt-paying counterparts. For as long as any generational gap has existed, those to come before have always had a few (often unkind) words to say about the youths inheriting […]

DU impact report shows $491M economic contribution

DU impact report shows $491M economic contribution

Liza Zulick | Staff Writer Remember that $25 you spent at The Cheesecake Factory? Although most students do not realize it, every time you spend money in Pittsburgh, you are helping the economy in Duquesne’s name. Although a $25 cheesecake bill might not seem much in the big picture, 9,000 students all spending money makes a […]

Staff Editorial: State of the Union address missed important points

By Duke Staff As President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union last Tuesday, members of the audience applauded nearly after every topic. While it seemed like a successful evening, a closer inspection of Obama’s words left us at The Duke less than willing to give a standing ovation. Going green (but not evergreen) […]

Downtown Pittsburgh continues to develop economically

Downtown Pittsburgh continues to develop economically

By Julian Routh | Asst. News Editor A decade ago, when Tom Murphy was mayor and the Penguins were playing in an Igloo, Serendipity opened its doors as a welcoming fashion boutique in Two PPG Place. It is now 2013, and while Downtown Pittsburgh thrives, the store’s vibe is more positive than ever. “We’ve been […]