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Nick’s declassified: school survival guide

Nick’s declassified: school survival guide

08/29/2019 By Nicolas Jozefczyk | Staff Writer      For any student, the start of the school year can be daunting. This can be especially true for freshmen. Where are my classes? How do I manage my course work? Is it possible to balance work, school and also a social life? These are just some […]

Freshman death during hazing ritual raises concerns

Freshman death during hazing ritual raises concerns

By Vince Gullo | Staff Columnist 10/19/2017 What ever happened to good old keg stands and toga parties? Just recently, a freshman at Louisiana State University was found dead on a couch at the university’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity chapter house. As tragic as the event was, it unfortunately is not surprising. The fraternity hazing […]

The Most Honest 2017 Housing Guide

The Most Honest 2017 Housing Guide

HOUSING is one of those things that matters a lot in college. Sure, classes and extracurriculars will help to pad a résumé. Your room, however, is where many of the truly meaningful interactions will take place. Friendships will be forged, jokes will be made, essays will be written, love will be found — or lost […]

Freshman Year Mistakes to Avoid

Freshman Year Mistakes to Avoid

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor How are you supposed to know what to do in a brand new situation? This might seem like the ultimate question for any incoming freshmen. Everything is new and exciting (freedom!), but terrifying at the same time (finding friends?!). New students will want to make the most of their […]

The Most Honest 2016 Duquesne Housing Guide

The Most Honest 2016 Duquesne Housing Guide

  Housing is always a big decision. In college, it’s possibly one of the biggest. Higher education is built on more than just going to classes — it’s about socializing, being part of a community and growing your personal self. And nothing determines the success of those efforts quite like where you live. A room […]

Don’t ignore mom and dad

By Jillian Power | Student Columnist A new school year is upon us at long last. Although the summer left many of you with wonderful memories, the promise of a new school year for wreaking havoc across Pittsburgh is an attractive thought indeed. While students revel in their freedom, their parents are left out of […]

DU welcomes most diverse class in history

DU welcomes most diverse class in history

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne’s mission statement puts an emphasis on maintaining an “atmosphere open to diversity.” For Duquesne’s incoming class of 2019 – the most ethnically diverse class in university history – the campus atmosphere will be more diverse than ever before. Of the total estimated class size of 1,431, approximately […]

How to Survive Freshman Year

How to Survive Freshman Year

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor There are few firsts in life that are as equally thrilling and terrifying as journeying into the freshman year of college. For many, the past handful of school years, especially high school years, were spent with the same people, at the same place and in the same city. Based […]

Knowing You’re a Freshman

By: Katie Borzellica    

First Year Expectations

By: Duke Staff Pop Quiz: Are you wearing your lanyard as you read this? Have you “shaken your booty” in the last hour? Are you still going to Incline through the main entrance of the Union? If you’ve answered yes to any of those questions then congratulations, you’re a freshman at Duquesne University. Your mom […]