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Staff Ed: Tragedy in Maryland demonstrates dangers of journalism

Staff Ed: Tragedy in Maryland demonstrates dangers of journalism

Duke Staff 07/09/2018 A newsroom that looks like “a war zone,” according to a witness: that was the scene at the Capital Gazette newsroom near Annapolis, Maryland on June 28, when a gunman opened fire on the local newspaper’s staff. So far, five are dead, decimating a small newsroom of around 50. The actor was […]

OP-ED: Cancelling newspaper program a mistake

OP-ED: Cancelling newspaper program a mistake

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 06/21/18 My Duquesne morning routine is pretty simple. Wake up, shower, get dressed, pick up a free New York Times and go to breakfast. Each weekday, every student had a choice of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, New York Times or  USA Today waiting for them in their dorm building, completely free. Both […]

Free national newspaper program discontinued by Duquesne

Free national newspaper program discontinued by Duquesne

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor With the arrival of the fall 2018 semester, students can expect a notable change around campus: The SGA-sponsored newsstands providing free copies of The New York Times, USA Today and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will no longer be in place. The newsstands had a previously-permanent home in the Student Union, law school […]

Student publications vital to campus communities

Student publications vital to campus communities

Duke Staff 04/19/2018 The U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment lays out the fundamental dedication to the protection of the press. However, America has struggled with preserving that freedom. Between growing attacks from right-wing politicians and supporters, along with the lack of financial support, newsrooms everywhere are in a tight spot. Similarly, college newsrooms have faced these […]

Rustic charm, murder trials and more shown in old Bluff photos

Rustic charm, murder trials and more shown in old Bluff photos

03/01/2018 Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor Spring cleaning at The Duke typically comes with a fair amount of questions, ranging from, “Can modern tech even read a floppy disk?” to “When was the last time somebody threw something away?” But every so often, the hoarding spirit of journalists comes in handy, and we dig something […]

The Duke: Not a “nattering nabob of negativism”

The Duke: Not a “nattering nabob of negativism”

By Raymond Arke | News Editor 1/18/18  A new year is always a good time for reflection. As I enter my second semester as the news editor, I have always kept an ear open for talk on campus, and one of the things I — and most of the staff — have often heard from […]

University offers options to read for fun

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke A study released by the Pew Research Center revealed that today’s college students read more than any other age group in the United States. According to the study, 88 percent of all young adults in the United States ages 18-24 have read at least part of a book, […]