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Duquesne community mourns the loss of nursing student

Duquesne community mourns the loss of nursing student

1/17/2019 Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor & Kailey Love | Editor-in-chief A junior nursing student died on Jan. 14 at UPMC Mercy Hospital, a day after she was found unconscious in her Vickroy Hall dorm room. Columbia Dyson, 21, was pronounced dead at 9:26 a.m. on Monday, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office. […]

New marketing and communications vice president announced at Duquesne

New marketing and communications vice president announced at Duquesne

1/17/2019 Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer New hometown, new college, same job. That’s what life is like for Gabriel Welsch, the new vice president for marketing and communications at Duquesne University. Welsch will start his new position on March 18. Welsch is coming to Pittsburgh from Juniata College, where he was vice president for strategic […]

Duquesne to celebrate life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of events through Jan.

1/17/2019 Liza Zulick | Staff Writer “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jr. What had started as a holiday for just the state of Illinois in 1973, by 1983 people all around the U.S. wanted to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. for the work […]

“Heartwarming” stories reveal societal agonies

“Heartwarming” stories reveal societal agonies

08/30/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor “Teachers donate 100 sick days to colleague with cancer.” “Best baby shower gift: Paid time off for new parents.” “Watch a mother and her child reunite after 55 days.” “HEARTWARMING: A teacher breaks down in tears after the mother of a student buys her a car so she […]

‘Destiny 2’ far better than original, fortunately

‘Destiny 2’ far better than original, fortunately

Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 11/02/17 My brief time spent with the original Destiny culminated in such an unpleasant experience that I questioned my sanity for spending $60 on an unpolished, empty game. Naturally, I held some warranted reservations for the sequel. Thankfully, Destiny 2 is nothing short of incredible, consistently amazing me with its […]

Throwback Thursday: The most important stories of the 1990s

Throwback Thursday: The most important stories of the 1990s

Raymond Arke | News Editor 10/26/17 Most of the students at Duquesne were learning to walk and talk during the 1990s, so The Duke News section takes a look back at the big events of the decade that still impact the world today. The First Gulf War aka Operation Desert Storm (1991) Iraqi dictator Saddam […]

Accused killer visited Duquesne before Pitt attack

Accused killer visited Duquesne before Pitt attack

Raymond Arke | News Editor 10/12/17 The man accused of killing a University of Pittsburgh student was on Duquesne’s campus hours before, attempting to enter Brottier Hall, Pittsburgh Police said this week. Police charged Matthew Darby with the killing and said he visited two buildings on campus and interacted with Duquesne Police before taking an […]

Ongoing Duquesne Chick-fil-A debate gets national attention

Ongoing Duquesne Chick-fil-A debate gets national attention

“Fox & Friends” report appears to plagiarize March 30 Duke story Brandon Addeo | News Editor Duquesne students’ concerns about a new Chick-fil-A Express on campus have garnered national attention, including coverage by Fox News and The Washington Times, and were also referenced by President Donald Trump’s oldest son on social media. Duquesne University responded […]

Students should support real news

Students should support real news

By Duke Staff Just as Hollywood loves La La Land because it’s about Hollywood, journalists, consciously or unconsciously, dwell on journalistic issues. We ask that you, The Duke’s reading public, bear with us as we talk about a journalist problem (that could soon become your problem, too). The United States loves to pride itself on […]

BREAKING: Scotland votes no to independence

BREAKING: Scotland votes no to independence

By Aaron Warnick | The Duquesne Duke The world watched Thursday as the Scottish revolution funneled into polling places. More than 1.5 million Scots voted to reject the union and become an independent nation, but were overruled by the 1.9 million who voted that Scotland and the United Kingdom were “Better Together.” “No,” Scotland voted […]