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Decorated war hero and politician McCain dies at age 81

Decorated war hero and politician McCain dies at age 81

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-chief 08/30/18 Regarded as a maverick and one of the best-known and most powerful U.S. Senators of his generation, John S. McCain III (R-Arizona), age 81, passed away on Aug. 25. McCain was a two-time presidential candidate, losing the 2000 Republican primary to George W. Bush (R-TX) and losing the 2008 Presidential […]

Strong Women, Strong Girls club gets second in nat’l contest

Strong Women, Strong Girls club gets second in nat’l contest

Michael Marafino | Staff Writer 10/19/17 Former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, once said, “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” A club at Duquesne is following her words by helping girls in need. Duquesne University’s branch of Strong Women, Strong Girls received a $13,500 grant for winning […]

Hawaiian monument shows need for conservation

Hawaiian monument shows need for conservation

By Shivani Gosai | Student Columnist  Far off in the coastal tides of the pacific oceans, near the islands of Hawaii and deep beneath the teal water, resides the most magnificent animals and ecosystems on the planet. This untouched, biologically rich area is Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Encompassing 139,797 square miles, it is the largest […]

Transparency lacking in Obama administration

Transparency lacking in Obama administration

By: Duke Staff In his first days in office, President Barack Obama said his administration would be the most transparent in U.S. history. He praised the Freedom of Information Act – which allows citizens and journalists to obtain public information from the government – as “the most prominent expression of a profound national commitment to […]

President Obama inspires with last State of the Union

President Obama inspires with last State of the Union

By: Duke Staff Fare thee well, President Obama. The president conducted his final State of the Union address on Tuesday with style, preceded by musical performances and interviews with popular YouTube stars. The speech itself highlighted many of the projects that the president accomplished during his two terms including the Affordable Care Act, thriving job […]

Netanyahu victory alarms local groups

Netanyahu victory alarms local groups

By Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke Pittsburgh groups with ties to the Middle East expressed their concerns about the re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the impact it will have on Israel’s relationship with Palestine and the United States. Israelis voted March 17 for their representatives in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Voters […]

Thanks, Obama: Proposal would simplify FAFSA

Thanks, Obama: Proposal would simplify FAFSA

By Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke President Barack Obama proposed in his 2016 Department of Education budget that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid should be shortened from 108 questions to 30. College students complete the FAFSA form to apply for state and federal loans, grants and work-study programs. All Duquesne students are […]

New SGA president reveals priorities

New SGA president reveals priorities

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke His friends and fans call him “Obama.” According to Duquesne junior John Foster, the nickname comes from his smooth speaking style and the fact that he will soon become president over the 44th Duquesne University Student Government Association Executive Board. Foster said that under his leadership the SGA […]

ISIS leads to questions about safety in America

By Pat Higgins | Sports Editor Thirteen years later, are we safer? According to a national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and USA Today last month, 65 percent of adults say the world is more dangerous now than it was several years ago, while 67 percent say the Islamic militant group fighting in Iraq […]

Foreign newspaper publishes racist comic

By Sean Ray | Student Columnist We all have taken a crack at a celebrity or political figure at some point in our lives. Admit it. It’s easy to mock someone we don’t know who has his or her life broadcasted into our homes or on our newsfeeds. But it’s another thing completely when a […]