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Annual report details campus crime

Annual report details campus crime

Alex Wolfe | Staff Writer 10/05/17 This week, Duquesne released its annual fire and safety report for 2016, which outlined a notable increase in liquor-and drug-related arrests. The report details a dramatic increase in Drug Law Arrests, which increased by 650 percent (4 to 26) between 2015 and 2016, and a continued increase in Drug […]

How a 19th century bluff-side incline met its fiery demise

How a 19th century bluff-side incline met its fiery demise

By Elsa Buehler | Staff Writer Most Duquesne students are very familiar with the South Side Steps, officially called the City Steps, that lead to the 10th Street Bridge. What many may be surprised to know is that the steps used to be an incline, which probably would be preferable to the steps that many […]

DU alcohol violations down, new report says

DU alcohol violations down, new report says

Carolyn Conte | Staff Writer Duquesne released the annual Fire and Safety report for 2015 on Sept. 26, which revealed a downward trend in student violations of liquor law. The past three years have seen a drop in overall liquor violations, yet there was a rise in violations that led to arrests and a rise […]

Give us hoverboards or give us death: Fightin’ for freedom

Give us hoverboards or give us death: Fightin’ for freedom

By: Duke Staff We at The Duke are infuriated by the recent ban of hoverboards on Duquesne’s campus. Hoverboard control is not the answer to recent problems. On Feb. 2, 2016, the university instituted a sweeping executive action — bypassing the inept Student Government Association — that outlaws the use of self-balancing electric scooters on […]

‘Extremely poor judgment’ caused Towers fire

‘Extremely poor judgment’ caused Towers fire

By The Duquesne Duke staff UPDATE: 1/25/16 1:40 p.m. A Duquesne crime alert sent to all students Monday afternoon described the cause of Sunday night’s Towers dorm fire as “extremely poor judgment” by a student. According to Duquesne police,  a resident student in the Towers laundry area was “experimenting” to see what would happen if he ignited a piece […]

Total cost of Brottier Hall fire still unknown

Total cost of Brottier Hall fire still unknown

By Casey Chafin| The Duquesne Duke Duquesne University staff members are still calculating the total damage caused by the July 21 grease fire that broke out in a Brottier apartment, according to a university spokeswoman. A resident in an apartment on the 14th floor started a grease fire while cooking just before 10 p.m., Karen Ferrick-Roman […]

While You Were Out… And Now That You’re Here

While You Were Out… And Now That You’re Here

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor After four months of dormancy, Duquesne’s home on the Bluff is out of hibernation, yawning and stretching itself awake this week. New students are getting their first taste of college life while returning ones are back for another year of the daily grind. The Duke extends a warm welcome, […]

Loop bus becomes worst punishment in the underworld

By Matthew Geeza