first amendment

Gun control debate

Gun control debate

04/04/2019 By Duke Staff While the national outlook for gun control in America is often disheartening, advocates in Pittsburgh are finally able to celebrate a local win this week. In a 6-3 vote by the Pittsburgh City Council on April 2, three gun-control bills were passed in response to the Tree of Life shooting last […]

Trump suggestions undermine free press

Trump suggestions undermine free press

11/29/2018 By Duke Staff “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” We started a news article in […]

College students should be open to other points of view

College students should be open to other points of view

10/25/2018 By Kelly Myer | Contributor College students are one of the biggest crusaders of free speech. However, they are one of the demographics that most avidly censors their incoming information. Either online or in favor of trigger warnings and safe spaces, college students make sure to communicate that the First Amendment is only applicable […]

Duquesne hosts the first National Conference on the First Amendment

Duquesne hosts the first National Conference on the First Amendment

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief & Kailey Love | Managing Editor 10/25/2018 “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of […]

Free national newspaper program discontinued by Duquesne

Free national newspaper program discontinued by Duquesne

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor With the arrival of the fall 2018 semester, students can expect a notable change around campus: The SGA-sponsored newsstands providing free copies of The New York Times, USA Today and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will no longer be in place. The newsstands had a previously-permanent home in the Student Union, law school […]

Duquesne remembers 1968 alum and local media figure, Frank Gottlieb

Duquesne remembers 1968 alum and local media figure, Frank Gottlieb

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/02/17 An influential local media fixture and Duquesne graduate passed away last week. Frank Gottlieb was a Vietnam War veteran and the former news director for KQV News Radio in Pittsburgh, according to his obituary in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He graduated from Duquesne in 1968 with a degree in print […]

Bell’s firing not First Amendment issue

Bell’s firing not First Amendment issue

By: Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  God bless America: The Land of the Free, where 33 percent of this nation has no idea what those freedoms even mean. That’s according to a 2015 survey conducted by the Newseum in Washington D.C. But no need to travel the Beltway; we’ve seen this fact play out right […]