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Pittsburgh holds onto its Labor Day Parade history

Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer 09/06/2018 Pittsburgh has been marching to the beat of its own Labor Day Parade drum for over a century. The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, and it didn’t take long for the festivities to catch on in Pittsburgh. For the past […]

Biden: Rooney was “always about hope”

Biden: Rooney was “always about hope”

Raymond Arke | News Editor 03/22/18 “I can’t help but think Dan would insist we were making too much of a fuss.” This line, delivered by former Vice President Joe Biden, was one of many that honored the memory of Dan Rooney at “Sláinte! A Symposium Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Daniel M. Rooney” […]

Duquesne alumni and Steelers owner Dan Rooney remembered

Duquesne alumni and Steelers owner Dan Rooney remembered

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor Former President Obama, several NFL owners and Steelers past and present attended the funeral for Duquesne alumni and former Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney, April 18 at Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Oakland. Rooney, who was also a former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and Duquesne graduate of 1955, died April […]

The Duke wins six Student Keystone Press awards

The Duke wins six Student Keystone Press awards

The staff of The Duke won six 2016 Student Keystone Press Awards, the Pennsylvania News Media Association announced Wednesday. The awards recognize the best of college journalism in Pennsylvania, with special attention to integrity, relevance and initiative in serving readers. Here is a list of award winners and links to their respective works: First Place- Feature Story: “GO:OD […]

President Obama inspires with last State of the Union

President Obama inspires with last State of the Union

By: Duke Staff Fare thee well, President Obama. The president conducted his final State of the Union address on Tuesday with style, preceded by musical performances and interviews with popular YouTube stars. The speech itself highlighted many of the projects that the president accomplished during his two terms including the Affordable Care Act, thriving job […]