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Healthcare epidemic brings up complex, layered issues

Healthcare epidemic brings up complex, layered issues

10/11/2018 By Charles Megginson | Contributor  There’s no such thing as a free lunch – and if there’s no such thing as a free lunch, there’s definitely no such thing as free healthcare. America is facing a crippling healthcare epidemic, fueling intense political debate over the direction we, as a nation, should go in guaranteeing […]

On-campus dining is improving, but not yet perfect

On-campus dining is improving, but not yet perfect

09/13/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor If you’re a freshman, there’s a good chance you’re probably wondering what the heck is up with Duquesne’s food situation. Hogan Dining Center in Towers is a far cry from home-cooked meals you might be used to, and the pizza you can pick up at Incline is, like, […]

Campus dining halls in need of culinary upgrade

Campus dining halls in need of culinary upgrade

02/01/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor  They say you are what you eat. If that’s the case, how many of us here on the Bluff are some variation of a Towers’ grilled cheese? Well, it isn’t like there are that many other delicacies to choose from. The dining hall formerly known as Options has […]

Expensive eats: Is Campus Market the priciest shop around?

Expensive eats: Is Campus Market the priciest shop around?

By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor 10/19/17 Chances are, if you’ve found your way into Campus Market for a late-night snack run, or if you’ve wandered in to grab a quick bite in between classes, you’ve probably noticed that something is a little fishy, and I’m not just talking about the sushi. I’m talking prices. […]

Universities get more students from top

Universities get more students from top

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  In 2017, it may seem like everyone goes to college these days. But unfortunately, private higher education – especially at the best schools in the nation – is still a luxury that only a few lucky families can afford. The New York Times compiled information from a 2017 study […]

Store-bought Halloween costumes pricey for students

Store-bought Halloween costumes pricey for students

By Alison Caracciolo | Staff Columnist What’s scarier than zombies, ghosts and ghouls combined? How about being a broke college kid during Halloween? With the spooky holiday right around the corner, the average college student scrolls through Pinterest, looking for the most unique do-it-yourself costumes that could essentially save them a fortune for just one […]

Healthy food should be less expensive, accessible by all

Healthy food should be less expensive, accessible by all

By Duke Staff On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that Americans should consume no more than 50 grams of sugar each day. While 50 grams might sound like a lot, it’s really not. A single 16 oz. Coke has that amount of sugar, which is equivalent to about 10 teaspoons. As part of […]

President Dougherty got it wrong about off-campus living

President Dougherty got it wrong about off-campus living

By Duke Staff   UPDATE    2:49     10/23/15 President Dougherty emailed a letter of apology to Student Government Association President John Foster Friday morning. In the letter, Dougherty apologizes to those who were offended, but also defends his position, saying: “….I made the point that life off campus allows for greater access to […]

The Cost of College: Textbook prices on the rise

The Cost of College: Textbook prices on the rise

By Julian Routh | Editor-in-Chief “The Cost of College” is an ongoing series that will examine what it really costs to get an education. This week’s story explores the rising cost of college textbooks, which have surged by more than 1,000 percent since 1977.   In the basement of the Barnes and Noble bookstore on […]

Whatever comes to mind: Black Friday loses charm

Whatever comes to mind: Black Friday loses charm

By George Flynn | Opinions Editor The holiday season was one of my favorite seasons as a child. I loved eating Thanksgiving dinner with my extended family. I adored celebrating Christmas with my sister and parents. Opening the gifts underneath the tree was the glorious moment I waited for every single year. As I got […]