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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 […]

New club welcomes Pittsburgh bike initiatives

New club welcomes Pittsburgh bike initiatives

By Bridget Seelinger | The Duquesne Duke As the air gets warmer and winter slowly melts away, a new organization has pedaled onto Duquesne’s campus: a student bicycle club. With the city of Pittsburgh expanding trails and bike lanes where bicyclists can ride safely, more and more students are bringing their bikes to school and […]

Our Year in News: A Look Back

Our Year in News: A Look Back

By Julian Routh | News Editor The adjunct battle On Sept. 1, adjunct French instructor Margaret Mary Vojtko died from complications of a heart attack, prompting a debate over whether or not part-time faculty is compensated fairly. Vojtko, 83, of Homestead, taught at Duquesne for more than 25 years before school officials told her she […]

City government cracks down on graffiti

City government cracks down on graffiti

By Carley Thieret | Asst. Opinions Editor As warm weather approaches, Mayor Bill Peduto is looking for more than just flowers and sunshine to make Pittsburgh look beautiful. The mayor announced on April 4 the reinstatement of the Graffiti Task Force that was disbanded one year ago. Tim McNulty, Peduto’s spokesman, said the mayor has […]

City officials field questions from residents

City officials field questions from residents

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke Mayor Bill Peduto addressed the concerns of Pittsburgh residents at his first “Mayor’s Night Out” in Beltzhoover Monday night. Peduto and a panel of city and community officials gathered in the Warrington Community Center to listen to the comments, criticisms and compliments of Beltzhoover inhabitants. The mayor and […]

Battle over housing delays Civic Arena lot overhaul

Battle over housing delays Civic Arena lot overhaul

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor It was a failure to secure federal grant money from the Department of Transportation last September that first threw a hitch in the Lower Hill Redevelopment Project where the Civic Arena once stood. As the Oct. 31 option agreement deadline for the redevelopment of the 28-acre site in […]

Peduto wants to focus on summer programs

Peduto wants to focus on summer programs

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor Duquesne and the School of Education hosted the second Community Forum in the Power Center Ballroom on Wednesday. Community leaders including Mayor Bill Peduto, teachers, faculty members and other advocates for the initiative gathered to focus on opening a dialogue to provide a competent 21st century public education […]

Task force to create jobs for Pittsburgh youth

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke This summer, youths who are Pittsburgh residents and meet certain criteria will have a much larger selection of job opportunities due to the expansion of Pittsburgh’s Summer Youth Employment Program. Mayor Bill Peduto issued an executive order Tuesday to assemble a task force on summer youth employment opportunities. […]

Kraus heads diverse Pittsburgh City Council

Kraus heads diverse Pittsburgh City Council

By Julian Routh | News Editor On the fifth floor of the City-County Building on Grant Street, within feet of Mayor Bill Peduto’s office, the most diverse Pittsburgh City Council in the city’s history operates. There are four councilwomen – Natalia Rudiak, Deborah Gross, Darlene Harris and Theresa Kail-Smith – for the first time ever […]

Election experience offers a unique perspective

By Julian Routh, Zach Brendza, Pat Higgins & Aaron Warnick | The Duquesne Duke The mayoral election took place on Nov. 5. Not only was it a huge deal for the entire city, but members of The Duke got the chance to meet the candidates. Four staff members from The Duke share their experiences during […]