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National Catholic Register calls out Duquesne

National Catholic Register calls out Duquesne

2/13/20 Colleen Hammond | Opinions Editor As a result of the Jan. 28 federal court ruling, Duquesne University is not required to permit unionization for adjunct professors. In defense of their anti-union stance, the university cited a deep need for religious liberty. The university’s central defense was that being forced to allow the adjuncts to […]

Proposed Trump budget illogical, dangerous

Proposed Trump budget illogical, dangerous

By Rebekah Devorak | Shivani Gosai  If all goes well for President Donald Trump’s plan, we’ll shortly be living in a very different type of America. And for most, even those who voted for Trump in the first place, that’s not going to be a good thing. The Trump administration released a proposed budget for […]

Ford brings more jobs with new self-driving car

Ford brings more jobs with new self-driving car

By Shivani Gosai | Asst. Opinions Editor  Pretty soon, there will be another self-driving car in Pittsburgh. Alongside Uber’s current project on autonomous cars, the major car brand Ford is planning on investing $1 billion into Pittsburgh for its own autonomous car technology. Ford announced on Feb. 10 that it is investing the $1 billion […]

What to give up for Lent this year

What to give up for Lent this year

By Duke Staff There is a tradition in the Catholic faith of marking the time before Easter, called Lent, by making Lenten resolutions. Lenten resolutions run the gamut from giving up eating sweets to donating more time to charitable causes. For Catholics, the resolutions are reminders to prepare for their celebration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection […]

Transgender students’ battle on bathroom

Transgender students’ battle on bathroom

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  On Feb. 22, President Donald Trump rescinded protections that allowed transgender students to use the bathroom that best fit with their gender identity. Several civil rights officers from the Justice Department and Education Department invalidated former President Barrack Obama’s idea that nondiscriminatory laws were the basis for freedom of […]

Vogue cover sparks diversity, editing controversy

Vogue cover sparks diversity, editing controversy

By: Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor Once again, it seems that the “Fashion Bible” Vogue is under fire for its apparent Photoshop fail and lack of diversity in a cover that was supposed to be celebrating the “normal woman.” The March cover featured “America’s Next Top Model” judge Ashley Graham, a plus-sized model, alongside big […]

High school kids right to protest DeVos

High school kids right to protest DeVos

By: Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  Apparently in the United States, protests are only meaningful if they’re comprised of a throng of angry, unruly adults. On Feb. 7, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the next U.S. Secretary of Education in a 51-50 Senate vote. Known for her controversial views on the way education should be […]

Dreaded family dinner: surviving Thanksgiving meals

Dreaded family dinner: surviving Thanksgiving meals

By Ollie Gratzinger | Staff Columnist  As Thanksgiving nears, our dreams are suddenly filled with visions of turkey breast and sweet potato pie. Soon the stresses of an ending semester will be temporarily forgotten while we resolve to stuff our faces and kick back to watch the Macy’s Day Parade flood the streets of New […]

‘Wildest Dreams’ video faces unnecessary debate

‘Wildest Dreams’ video faces unnecessary debate

By Leah Devorak | Layout Editor Global pop star Taylor Swift recently came under fire for her music video, “Wildest Dreams,” which portrays the tragic love affair of two actors in 1950 as they film a movie set in Africa. While the premise of the video is innocent enough, Swift and director Joseph Kahn are […]

Introverts aren’t ‘second best’ personalities

Introverts aren’t ‘second best’ personalities

Carley Thieret | Student Columnist I’ll never forget my first week of college. People talk about it being one of the greatest weeks of their four years. The parties, the drinking – all without the worry of class. Who needs class anyways? I mean, that is the reason we are in college right? Before coming […]