election

Midterm Mania: Mix of Democratic, Republican success across U.S.

Midterm Mania: Mix of Democratic, Republican success across U.S.

Kailey Love | Managing Editor 11/08/18 A “Blue Wave” in the House. GOP gains in the Senate. Over 100 women elected across all national positions. The first openly gay governor ever elected in the U.S. Welcome to the 2018 midterm elections. The long anticipated general election saw record numbers of voter turnout nationwide, up significantly […]

Midterm Mania: Pennsylvania redistricting plays role in House flips

Midterm Mania: Pennsylvania redistricting plays role in House flips

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 11/08/18 A new congressional district map led to big changes in Pennsylvania’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms. In March, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the old map, drawn by Republican legislators in 2012, was unconstitutionally gerrymandered. After Pennsylvania’s legislature couldn’t draw a new map […]

Midterm Mania: Nation votes on important issues in ballot referenda

Midterm Mania: Nation votes on important issues in ballot referenda

Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 11/08/18 As the whole nation focused unprecedented attention on House and Senate candidates during these midterm elections, people intently watching maps and needles on Tuesday night may have missed some of the state and local referenda that made major impacts in smaller areas. In Allegheny County, voters rejected a referendum […]

Midterm Mania: Democrats make gains in PA state house

Midterm Mania: Democrats make gains in PA state house

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 11/08/18 While much of the country watched national races for U.S. House and Senate seats, Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans battled it out for control of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the state Senate in Harrisburg. While Republicans held both houses, Democrats made gains in each. For the Pennsylvania House, there […]

Local progressive state candidates rally with Bernie Sanders in Pittsburgh

Local progressive state candidates rally with Bernie Sanders in Pittsburgh

Hallie Lauer | Features Editor In a crowded ballroom on the Carnegie Mellon University campus, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Democratic Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor candidate and current Mayor of Braddock, John Fetterman, rallied for a political revolution on July 15. “An idea that seemed radical a few years ago is mainstream now,” Sanders said. […]

Conor Lamb secures upset victory in nearby Congressional race

Conor Lamb secures upset victory in nearby Congressional race

Raymond Arke | News Editor 03/15/18 Calling it a close race does not quite do it justice. Duquesne and Pizza Milano are close. The walk from Gumberg to Starbucks is close. This was something more. The March 13 special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District was more than just tight; it came down to a […]

Unoffical SGA election results are in, People’s Party victorious

Unoffical SGA election results are in, People’s Party victorious

Raymond Arke | News Editor 02/22/18 02/28/18: UPDATED WITH CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS The People’s Party delivered a clean sweep in the Feb. 20 student government elections, winning all three contested Student Government Association (SGA) executive board positions handily, according to the unofficial results. The unofficial results also suggested that student participation in this election was the […]

Vote in the upcoming SGA election

Vote in the upcoming SGA election

By Duke Staff 2/15/18 During this week’s Student Government debate, moderators asked both presidential hopefuls about the state of school spirit here on the Bluff. Both candidates (as expected) gave the same answer, that Duquesne students are some of the most enthusiastic, proud students one could hope to come by. The state of Duquesne’s school […]

SGA debate provides a look at the future

SGA debate provides a look at the future

Ollie Gratzinger and Shivani Gosai | The Duquesne Duke 02/15/18 Coming eight days before polls open on Feb. 21, candidates running for election to the the Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Board met in the Pappert Lecture Hall to debate some of campus’ most important issues. Candidates competing for the position of SGA President include […]

Pitt student running for local state representative seat

Pitt student running for local state representative seat

Raymond Arke | News Editor 02/01/18 Many students vote and follow the news, and some wish to be a real part of the political process. For one University of Pittsburgh student, he’s following through on that wish. Jacob Pavlecic, a 20-year-old junior at Pitt majoring in politics and philosophy and with minors in finance and […]

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