health

Duquesne to add school of osteopathic medicine

Duquesne to add school of osteopathic medicine

By Gabriella DiPietro | Features Editor Duquesne’s campus seems to be ever-changing and evolving — a trend that will continue as the university adds a medical college to the mix. The university announced that it will be launching a College of Osteopathic Medicine, which will be the second medical school in Pittsburgh and the first […]

Anti-vax movement to blame for outbreak

Anti-vax movement to blame for outbreak

02/14/2019 By Duke Staff In the age of widespread disinformation and “fake news,” few unenlightened conspiracy theories have been stranger than the rhetoric from the league of “anti-vaxxer” parents on Facebook. Derived from a 1998 study that has since been disproven, “anti-vaxxers” are a group of people who refuse to vaccinate their children for fear […]

Professor brings geocaching to campus for research

Professor brings geocaching to campus for research

Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer 11/08/18 How many times have we heard the phrase, “Get off your phone and go out and play?”. Chances are, a lot. However, an activity new to Duquesne’s campus called geocaching, an outdoor treasure hunting game, requires users to have a GPS-enabled device or smartphone. Players then try to navigate […]

Staff Ed: St. Patrick’s Day about more than binge drinking

Staff Ed: St. Patrick’s Day about more than binge drinking

03/15/2018 Happy early St. Patrick’s Day, Duquesne. Because we are incredibly boring prudes here at The Duke, we wanted to take a moment to remind you all of this one fact before you go out and get wasted this weekend: St. Patrick’s Day is grossly insensitive and dangerous. Now breathe. Breathe. Exhale. Please hear us […]

Hogan Dining Center given county award

Hogan Dining Center given county award

Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor 11/07/17 The Hogan Dining Center, better known to most Duquesne students as simply “Towers,” has earned the Live Well Allegheny Restaurant Distinction. This distinction is not just an award for colleges, but for any restaurant in the county, as part of an initiative to make Allegheny County the “healthiest county […]

Four years later, ongoing Flint water crisis needs to be resolved

Four years later, ongoing Flint water crisis needs to be resolved

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor 11/15/17 For those of you who keep up with the news or don’t live under a rock, you should be aware that the city of Flint, Michigan, has been suffering a horrible water crisis. The crisis began in 2014, with multiple types of bacteria found in the water eventually […]

Tips and tricks to prevent the autumn plague

Tips and tricks to prevent the autumn plague

By Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor 09/21/17 As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, it once again becomes that time of the year where everyone in your lecture is coughing or sneezing or sniffling. In these tough times, many of us take to the internet to figure out how to prevent the […]

Millions to lose healthcare without Obamacare

Millions to lose healthcare without Obamacare

By Duke Staff  Remember in high school when a trip to the nurse for a headache led to TUMS and pretzels? Or how sometimes “healthcare” in college only consists of DayQuil and sleeping through your 9:25 a.m. class? Well, if the Republican administration’s new health care act is passed, entering the real world will only […]

Healthy habits: Staying well without mom’s magic

Healthy habits: Staying well without mom’s magic

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor Welcome to the Continuing Misadventures of a Displaced Duquesne Student, a series in which Features Editor Seth Culp-Ressler grapples with his newfound life off campus. For the veterans of apartment life, feel free to laugh at his incompetence. For non-veterans, perhaps the mistakes he chronicles are valuable lessons. Chapter […]

When aiming for good health, flu vaccines are worth a shot

When aiming for good health, flu vaccines are worth a shot

By Kailey Love | The Duquesne Duke In the midst of stressful midterms and possibly unwelcome temperature changes, there is one more thing that you need to add onto your surely growing list of worries; flu season. Living in such close quarters and sharing bathrooms with such a large group of people makes college students […]