midterms

Midterm Mania: Mix of Democratic, Republican success across U.S.

Midterm Mania: Mix of Democratic, Republican success across U.S.

Kailey Love | Managing Editor 11/08/18 A “Blue Wave” in the House. GOP gains in the Senate. Over 100 women elected across all national positions. The first openly gay governor ever elected in the U.S. Welcome to the 2018 midterm elections. The long anticipated general election saw record numbers of voter turnout nationwide, up significantly […]

Midterm Mania: Pennsylvania redistricting plays role in House flips

Midterm Mania: Pennsylvania redistricting plays role in House flips

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 11/08/18 A new congressional district map led to big changes in Pennsylvania’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms. In March, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the old map, drawn by Republican legislators in 2012, was unconstitutionally gerrymandered. After Pennsylvania’s legislature couldn’t draw a new map […]

Midterm Mania: Nation votes on important issues in ballot referenda

Midterm Mania: Nation votes on important issues in ballot referenda

Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 11/08/18 As the whole nation focused unprecedented attention on House and Senate candidates during these midterm elections, people intently watching maps and needles on Tuesday night may have missed some of the state and local referenda that made major impacts in smaller areas. In Allegheny County, voters rejected a referendum […]

Midterm Mania: Democrats make gains in PA state house

Midterm Mania: Democrats make gains in PA state house

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 11/08/18 While much of the country watched national races for U.S. House and Senate seats, Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans battled it out for control of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the state Senate in Harrisburg. While Republicans held both houses, Democrats made gains in each. For the Pennsylvania House, there […]

Felon disenfranchisement a form of voter suppression

Felon disenfranchisement a form of voter suppression

11/08/2018 By Timothy Rush | Staff Writer Voting is a staple of modern American democracy, one that is held sacrosanct among the American populace. As the midterm season wraps up, and many of us exercise our right to vote, there needs to be the acknowledgement of those who are still unable to vote in our […]

‘Happy little students’ paint at Bob Ross event

‘Happy little students’ paint at Bob Ross event

Josiah Martin | Arts & Entertainment Editor 11/01/18 When the stress of midterms hits, sometimes you just need someone to calm you down and let you know that everything’s going to be OK — and, if it all possible, you need that person to be Bob Ross. “I believe that painting can be very cathartic, […]

How to relieve stress and prepare for finals

How to relieve stress and prepare for finals

By Duke Staff 10/11/17 So you’ve just finished midterms, your brain is fried and you’re not feeling too great. The Duke is here to let you know it’s not the end of the world. Here are a few tips on how to bounce back from exams. Firstly, take advantage of being at a small college. […]

Low voter turnout plagues midterms

Low voter turnout plagues midterms

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke The number of ballots cast on Election Day Tuesday in Allegheny County was approximately 75,000 less than the number in 2010. According to statistics from the Allegheny County elections department, less than 355,000 votes were recorded in Allegheny County in the election that saw Democrat Tom Wolf triumph […]

Midterms cause stress beyond belief

By Katie Borzellica

Quiet floors filled with egregious sounds

              By Katie Borzellica