holidays

Fights may occur during the holidays; be nice

Fights may occur during the holidays; be nice

By Duke Staff 12/7/17 With the semester winding down and break just around the corner, a reprieve from the stresses of the world is tantalizingly within reach. A few weeks to relax, recoup and restart is just what winter break calls for. That is, until your relatives show up. Because let’s be real: Not every […]

Black Friday feeds into consumerism, loses Thanksgiving spirit

Black Friday feeds into consumerism, loses Thanksgiving spirit

By Duke Staff 11/15/17 For most, the last Thursday of November is a time for food, relaxation and giving thanks. Recently, however, the idea and practice of Thanksgiving has been diluted by Black Friday. For years, Black Friday has come earlier and earlier, encroaching on the holiday we’re truly trying to celebrate. For many reasons, […]

Wastefulness abounds during holidays

Wastefulness abounds during holidays

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  The holidays and the idea of indulgence seem to be inextricably woven together. After all, who doesn’t love gorging on mountains of cookies and tearing into a sea of wrapped gifts on Christmas morning? But that “treat yo’ self” mentality can quickly morph into becoming wasteful, which Americans, especially […]

Duquesne ups police presence for holiday

Duquesne ups police presence for holiday

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne students braved pouring rain on Saturday to join the city of Pittsburgh in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Clad in green and sporting shamrock apparel, many students celebrated Irish heritage by watching the city’s parade or travelling to the South Side, as well as celebrating on campus. This […]

Candy ignites insanity

By Michael Flewelling