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Track by track, Circles is a Mac Miller masterpiece

Track by track, <em>Circles</em> is a Mac Miller masterpiece

Capri Scarcelli | Staff Writer 1/23/20 Prior to his death in September 2018, Pittsburgh rap/hip-hop phenomenon Mac Miller was in the midst of working on an album that posed as a call and response to his previous album: Swimming. Circles, which was officially released on Miller’s behalf on Jan. 17, seems to reflect the unanswered […]

Mac Miller’s family announces new album Circles

Mac Miller’s family announces new album <em>Circles</em>

Jessica Fortunato | Staff Writer 01/16/19 On Jan. 8, the family of deceased Pittsburgh rap artist/producer Mac Miller announced via Instagram that Miller’s album, Circles, will be released on Jan. 17. Miller was found dead in September 2018 due to an accidental drug overdose of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol. The Instagram post was the first […]

Mural created in East Liberty to honor Mac Miller

Mural created in East Liberty to honor Mac Miller

Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer 09/12/2019 Art can do a lot of things. It can make our surroundings more beautiful, it can express and communicate emotions and it can move and impact a community. The Mac Miller memorial mural in East Liberty does all of those things. Miller, born Malcolm J. McCormick, grew up in […]

Ed Sheeran entertains fans at PNC Park

Ed Sheeran entertains fans at PNC Park

Madison Pastrick | Layout Editor & Ad Manager 10/04/18 On Sept. 29, a crowd of all ages filled PNC Park’s stadium to watch Ed Sheeran perform a very personal concert on his second stop in Pittsburgh for the ÷(Divide) Tour. Winning the audience from the moment he stepped on stage wearing a Mac Miller shirt, […]

Local rappers remember the late Mac Miller

Local rappers remember the late Mac Miller

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 09/13/18 Pittsburgh-born rapper Mac Miller, whose new album Swimming was released in August, died Friday Sept. 7 from an apparent overdose. Awaiting more details, fans and fellow artists are left wondering why. During his lifetime, Miller released five albums from 2011 to 2018, and many critics and fans alike noted […]

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 […]

GO:OD Weekend: After release of new album, Mac Miller returns home to reconnect with fans

GO:OD Weekend: After release of new album, Mac Miller returns home to reconnect with fans

By Julian Routh | Editor-in-Chief Just 24 hours after dropping his first major label release, Mac Miller is certain he won’t drop anything else soon. Especially not in a softball game against his own fans on a field just minutes away from his recording studio in Lawrenceville. So when a ball is hit his way, […]