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Faces of Homelessness: J the flower seller

Faces of Homelessness: J the flower seller

04/11/19 Grace Rosello | Staff Writer Writers from The Duke went into the city to gather the stories and opinions of people without homes. Duquesne University is located between Uptown and Downtown, where there’s a significant population of homeless individuals. This week, J and Elizabeth spent some time talking to us about their experiences and […]

Faces of Homelessness: Elizabeth: “hanging in there” despite hardships

Faces of Homelessness: Elizabeth: “hanging in there” despite hardships

04/11/2019 Ashley Newman | Staff Writer Writers from The Duke went into the city to gather the stories and opinions of people without homes. Duquesne University is located between Uptown and Downtown, where there’s a significant population of homeless individuals. This week, Elizabeth spent some time talking to us about their experiences and struggles of […]

Faces of Homelessness: Generosity amidst hardship

Faces of Homelessness: Generosity amidst hardship

3/14/2019 Katia Faroun and Griffin Sendek Writers from The Duke went into the city to gather the stories and opinions of people without homes. Duquesne University is located between Uptown and Downtown, where there’s a significant population of homeless individuals. This week, Robert spent some time talking to us about his experiences being homeless in […]

Faces of Homelessness: local man shares story

Faces of Homelessness: local man shares story

02/21/2019 Katia Faroun and Griffin Sendek | The Duquesne Duke Writers from The Duke went into the city to gather the stories and opinions of people without homes. Duquesne University is located between Uptown and Downtown, where there’s a significant population of homeless individuals. This week, Jacob shared his story with us and briefly acknowledged […]

Students simulate homeless lifestyles

Students simulate homeless lifestyles

By Kaye Burnet | News Editor Dozens of Duquesne students sat on the floor, eating rice with their fingers, while others feasted on rich food at a large table just a few feet away. These students were participants in a “Hunger Banquet,” one of the many events that took place on campus during National Homelessness […]

Students sleep outside, study homelessness

Students sleep outside, study homelessness

Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke Twenty Duquesne students simulated homelessness by sleeping outside on the Mellon Hall patio during the early hours of April 11 as part of a homelessness awareness event hosted by the Duquesne chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The campout followed an evening of documentaries, presentations and role-playing. […]

‘Listen’ for the children

Photo by: Connor Hancovsky | Multimedia Editor Students gather Wednesday on Academic Walk to support the mission of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund. Participants raised masks of homeless children in front of their faces and repeated the word “listen” 10 times. The gathering raised awareness for children whose living conditions present barriers to their educational success.