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Gender Neutral Fashion Show impeded by university

Gender Neutral Fashion Show impeded by university

UPDATE: 9/26: This story has been updated to reflect comments provided by the Catholic Diocese.  09/26/2019 Ollie Gratzinger | editor-in-chief Last year’s poster for the Gender Neutral Fashion Show, cohosted by the Gender Forum and Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGS), featured a male-presenting runway model sporting a dress. The event was well attended […]

Women’s sports ought to have same following, appreciation as men’s

Women’s sports ought to have same following, appreciation as men’s

03/28/2019 By Zoe Stratos | Staff Columnist  With March Madness in full swing as of March 21, the worldwide obsession with NCAA men’s basketball began again with the number 10 seed Minnesota Golden Gophers upsetting the number 7 seed Louisville Cardinals 86-76. Shortly after the men, on March 22, NCAA women’s basketball began with the […]

CW’s ‘Supergirl’ shows TV’s first transgender superhero

CW’s ‘Supergirl’ shows TV’s first transgender superhero

11/01/2018 By Rachel Krotseng | Staff Columnist The focus of Supergirl has always been equality and change, and now it is making history by casting Nicole Maines for the role of Nia Nal, a cub-reporter at Cat-Co Worldwide Media, television’s first transgender superhero. The current political divide between people on matters of immigration is reflected […]

Trump encourages bigotry with transgender ban

Trump encourages bigotry with transgender ban

04/05/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Well, folks, Trump is back at it again. This time, he reawakened last summer’s woes surrounding the government’s attempts to ban transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military. Not only that, but he made his announcement in the week leading up to the International Transgender Day of […]

Diversity isn’t tokenism, it’s a necessity

Diversity isn’t tokenism, it’s a necessity

By Zach Landau | Editor-in-Chief 02/15/2018 As announced on Twitter yesterday, South Korean player Kim “Geguir” Se-yeon will be signed to the Shanghai Dragons. Not only does this mark a significant nab for the Dragons, who are currently dead last in the Overwatch League (OWL), but also for Se-yeon, who will be the one of […]

2018 Grammy Awards lack gender equality

2018 Grammy Awards lack gender equality

02/01/2018 By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor Although several celebrities at the 2018 Grammy Awards were adorned with symbolic white roses, the statement of solidarity for the initiative to end sexual harassment and gender inequality ultimately ended there. The hashtag #GrammysSoMale has been trending on social media since Sunday night, and rightfully so. The awards […]

Women’s March awakens PGH feminism, calls for unity

Women’s March awakens PGH feminism, calls for unity

01/25/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor On an unseasonably warm Sunday morning, the streets of downtown Pittsburgh began to fill with a united and diverse crowd. The City that Always Sleeps had seemingly woken up. The 2018 Pittsburgh Women’s March began at 11 a.m. on Jan. 21 on the steps of the City County […]

Disneyland Paris denies boy to be a “Princess for a Day”

Disneyland Paris denies boy to be a “Princess for a Day”

Kayla Casavant | Staff Columnist Disneyland Paris recently issued an apology after a British mother claimed that her three year old son was denied participation in their “Princess for a Day” experience because he was a boy, The Guardian reported on August 30. According to NBC News,  Hayley McLean-Glass wrote an email to the Disneyland […]

CoverGirl’s new model pushes boundaries

CoverGirl’s new model pushes boundaries

By Ollie Gratzinger | Staff Columnist For the first time in almost 60 years, CoverGirl’s newest cover girl is, in fact, a boy. According to The New York Times, 17-year-old James Charles has joined the celebrity ranks of Katy Perry, Pink and Zendaya as a model for the beauty company. He’s well known on Instagram, […]

A dip into The Duke archives: Oct. 13, 1938

A dip into The Duke archives: Oct. 13, 1938

By Nina Saluga | Staff Writer Since 1925, The Duquesne Duke has been serving the Duquesne community by reporting on the issues that matter. Thanks to the Gumberg Library Digital Collections, our 90-plus year history is always just a few clicks away. With that in mind, here is the second of many dips back into […]