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New semester brings new activities on campus and beyond

New semester brings new activities on campus and beyond

01/17/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinons/Features Editor Now that we are all back on the Bluff after what was hopefully a nice and relaxing break, it is time to get back into the swing of things with a bunch of activities on campus that will make home feel a little less far away. Coming up […]

Spring 2018: Events and activities to expect this semester

Spring 2018: Events and activities to expect this semester

01/11/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor Welcome back to the Bluff! With winter break now a thing of the past, the time has come to pack away your sugarplum dreams, bundle up and brave the new year. But worry not! When stress levels call for an intermission in studying and you find yourself seeking […]

Cinematic classics that kindle the holiday spirit

Cinematic classics that kindle the holiday spirit

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 12/07/17 Come Dec. 1, binge-watching holiday movies never fails to get one into the holiday spirit. Among the countless movies in existence, five have stood out to us as hallmarks with their underlying feel-good lessons, cinematic aesthetic and lovable characters. No matter what style of Christmas movie […]

‘Justice League’ not as bad as it could’ve been

‘Justice League’ not as bad as it could’ve been

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 11/30/2017 Aside from Wonder Woman, the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) is nothing short of a spectacular train wreck. Filmmaker and director Zack Snyder’s vision for this iconic comic universe is an utter insult to every franchise being dragged through the mud. As a super-fan, I find myself becoming increasingly […]

‘Thor’ baffles with complex, confusing plot, tone

‘Thor’ baffles with complex, confusing plot, tone

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 11/09/2017 The God of Thunder has graced the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2011, quickly becoming a mainstay across numerous films. Whether appearing as an Avenger or starring in his own standalone series, I have always enjoyed Thor’s presence. Yet, with Thor: Ragnarok, the inability to form a cohesive plot […]

Asian actors deserve more representation in Hollywood

Asian actors deserve more representation in Hollywood

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor In recent Hollywood films, the roles of Asian characters have been taken by actors who are white. It seems like Hollywood is missing opportunities to become more inclusive by whitewashing their roles. Most recently, controversy over movies such as Great Wall, in which portrays Matt Damon as the savior […]

‘The Duke’s’ fall guide to major and minor flicks

‘The Duke’s’ fall guide to major and minor flicks

By Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer Fall 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting mix of major blockbuster releases and indie darlings. Here is The Duke’s run-down of the films we are most excited to see: It The clown-fearing beware: We are only a few weeks away from the new It coming to town. […]

‘Castlevania’ misses the appeal of source material

‘Castlevania’ misses the appeal of source material

By Josiah Martin | Staff Writer Netflix’s new animated series Castlevania claims to be based on the video game series of the same name. However, it lacks the trademark action, pacing and aesthetic of the game, in addition to its already inconsistent quality, causing it to barely hold its own as a television series. This […]

Stuck in the city? A primer for Pittsburgh summer fun

Stuck in the city? A primer for Pittsburgh summer fun

By Zachary Landau | A&E Editor Whether you’re hanging around for an internship or for the love of the city, you can find a lot of stuff to do in Pittsburgh during the summer months. Better still, a lot of these events are relatively close to Duquesne’s campus and are either free or really cheap (gotta […]

Summer movies you may have missed

Summer movies you may have missed

By Sean Ray | A&E Editor Summer has come and gone, which means an end to another blockbuster season for movie theaters everywhere. This year displayed some real money makers like “Jurassic World” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” both bringing in over a billion dollars. But with so many films coming out in so little […]