mass shootings

Gun violence, bigotry must not define our generation. We must condemn it.

Gun violence, bigotry must not define our generation. We must condemn it.

05/02/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Mr. Rogers once said that when your heart can cry another’s sadness, your heart is full of love. Today, all of our hearts are a little fuller in the worst kind of way. Within the last week, two shootings have claimed the lives of three people. The first […]

Pittsburgh gun control legislation is a necessary step in preventing attacks

Pittsburgh gun control legislation is a necessary step in preventing attacks

04/11/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor On April 9, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signed into action legislation that would restrict the use of assault-style weapons, like the one used to kill 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue last October. We unfortunately live in a time in which every public event comes with […]

Mass shooters should remain nameless

Mass shooters should remain nameless

03/21/2019 By Duke Staff Following another egregious attack carried out by a white supremacist, this time in Christchurch, New Zealand, the world is grieving the loss of 50 innocent lives at the two targeted mosques on March 15. While New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has received worldwide praise for her handling of the crisis […]

Social media plays dangerous role in proliferation of far-right ideas

Social media plays dangerous role in proliferation of far-right ideas

03/21/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Our world is more connected now than it ever was before. In our hands, we hold access to every bit of information ever known; it’s only a click away. We can send messages across the world in a fraction of a second. There’s no doubting that technology has […]

A year in review: Tragedy, politics and progress define 2018

A year in review: Tragedy, politics and progress define 2018

01/17/2019 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist  I always feel anxious at the beginning of a new year. Who knows what I will remember 2019 for? Will it be a year of positivity and growth, or will it be daunting and discouraging? Although I cannot know what 2019 holds for me or anyone else, I […]

Pittsburgh synagogue tragedy sparks gun control debate

Pittsburgh synagogue tragedy sparks gun control debate

11/01/2018 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist  “Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.” “Cars kill people, too, but we don’t ban cars.” “I need guns for protection in my home.” The list of arguments from proponents of the Second Amendment goes on and on. To me, they are not arguments. They are excuses. And […]