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Social media restrictive; limiting of real-life experiences

Social media restrictive; limiting of real-life experiences

10/04/2018 By Kendra Kneisl | Staff Columnist  Social media is ever-present in our lives. We wake up and send streaks. We go to the bathroom and scour Instagram for likes. We mindlessly refresh Twitter between lulls in the conversation. Within the last decade, connectivity has gone from a somatic to an automatic function. We feel […]

‘Walking Dead’ struggles to follow up on sister series’ success

‘Walking Dead’ struggles to follow up on sister series’ success

Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer 11/02/17 On the heels of Fear the Walking Dead’s surprisingly successful season, Season 8 of The Walking Dead premiered on Oct. 22 with Rick Grimes and company dead set on the warpath against Negan and the Saviors. Season 7 saw the emotional reunion of Rick’s allies from Alexandria, The Hilltop […]

Season finale mixed bag for ‘Rick and Morty’

Season finale mixed bag for ‘Rick and Morty’

By Zach Landau | A&E Editor 10/05/17 So, Rick and Morty. Rick. And Morty. Together. 100 times forever Rick and Morty. Truth be told, I don’t know what to say about the third season of what is undoubtedly the strangest, most fantastical show on TV now. What can be best be described as part Futurama […]

‘FIFA 18’ is series’ best, even if by default

‘FIFA 18’ is series’ best, even if by default

By Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 10/05/17 FIFA 18 is like Cristiano Ronaldo. Both are currently the best the world has to offer, yet people perpetually claim that another player or another version is better. Last year’s FIFA 17 came with sweeping changes and — since it was also an EA product — massive issues. […]

Season 4 of ‘BoJack’ is television excellence

Season 4 of ‘BoJack’ is television excellence

By Zach Landau | A&E Editor Coming off the heels of a shocking and emotionally-devastating season finale, BoJack Horseman repositions itself as the premiere animated comedy about a horse who is, to borrow from the show’s lexicon, too much, man. The emotional and comedic depth offered in its last three seasons provided the perfect fodder […]

‘Legend of Korra’ returns in comic continuation

‘Legend of Korra’ returns in comic continuation

By Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer Legend of Korra fans rejoice: Turf Wars: Part One, the official comic continuation of the hit Nickelodeon series, landed on physical and digital shelves this summer. Written by co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino, with art by Irene Koh, the comic dives straight into the aftermath of Season 4. The explosive […]

Gaming needs a sustained conversation about harassment

Gaming needs a sustained conversation about harassment

By Zach Landau | A&E Editor On Aug. 16, gaming site Kotaku UK published writer Laura Kate Dale’s latest article in a series devoted to exploring online harassment. The subject of this article was John Bain, better known by his online pseudonym TotalBiscuit. Bain has been one of the more prominent critics within gaming, speaking […]

It’s time to drop the antisocial gamer stereotype

It’s time to drop the antisocial gamer stereotype

Grant Stoner | Staff Writer I’m no stranger to stereotypes. My wheelchair is a proverbial magnet for attracting comments where people think that I am intellectually disabled. If I go to a store and purchase a bag of chips, cashiers with obnoxiously high-pitched voices tend to ask if I’m going to eat the whole bag […]

Duquesne’s online bachelor’s, graduate programs ranked by U.S. News

Duquesne’s online bachelor’s, graduate programs ranked by U.S. News

Liza Zulick | Staff Writer Several of Duquesne’s online programs have received upgrades in rankings. The 2017 U.S. News and World Report, released on Jan. 10, named Duquesne No. 81 out of 231 schools in the Best Online Bachelor’s Program category, bumping Duquesne up 62 spots since last year. Duquesne’s nursing school also received recognition […]

Engineering, nursing programs planned

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne is accepting applications for the University’s first engineering program and an online nursing program, which will both debut in fall 2014. The School of Nursing will be offering an online program that will allow registered nurses to earn a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing. According to […]