pennsylvania

Netbooks: an inexpensive alternative to laptops

Netbooks: an inexpensive alternative to laptops

03/21/2019 Krystina Primack | Staff Writer Although we are now more than halfway through the Spring semester, it’s never too early to think toward the future and plan ahead to the fall. For continuing students, some of this planning might revolve around technology and budgeting — namely, students might need to consider how to choose […]

New project shares context for local communities

New project shares context for local communities

According to the 2017 U.S. Census, 22 percent of Pittsburgh residents live below the poverty line. That means nearly 1 in 5 people on the streets of Pittsburgh are living in poverty, compared to the national average of 14.6 percent. In recent months, there has been plenty of coverage about the unity of the people […]

Faces of Homelessness: local man shares story

Faces of Homelessness: local man shares story

02/21/2019 Katia Faroun and Griffin Sendek | The Duquesne Duke Writers from The Duke went into the city to gather the stories and opinions of people without homes. Duquesne University is located between Uptown and Downtown, where there’s a significant population of homeless individuals. This week, Jacob shared his story with us and briefly acknowledged […]

Connected Though Music concert promotes unity as part of Founders Week

Connected Though Music concert promotes unity as part of Founders Week

1/31/2019 Krystina Primack | staff writer We take pride in the familiar story — more than three centuries ago in France, the Spiritans began as a group of Catholic missionaries that chose to forgo aspirations of prestige in favor of ministering to the poor and disadvantaged. Later, here in the U.S. in 1878, the Spiritans and […]

Midterm Mania: Mix of Democratic, Republican success across U.S.

Midterm Mania: Mix of Democratic, Republican success across U.S.

Kailey Love | Managing Editor 11/08/18 A “Blue Wave” in the House. GOP gains in the Senate. Over 100 women elected across all national positions. The first openly gay governor ever elected in the U.S. Welcome to the 2018 midterm elections. The long anticipated general election saw record numbers of voter turnout nationwide, up significantly […]

Midterm Mania: Pennsylvania redistricting plays role in House flips

Midterm Mania: Pennsylvania redistricting plays role in House flips

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 11/08/18 A new congressional district map led to big changes in Pennsylvania’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms. In March, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the old map, drawn by Republican legislators in 2012, was unconstitutionally gerrymandered. After Pennsylvania’s legislature couldn’t draw a new map […]

Midterm Mania: Democrats make gains in PA state house

Midterm Mania: Democrats make gains in PA state house

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 11/08/18 While much of the country watched national races for U.S. House and Senate seats, Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans battled it out for control of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the state Senate in Harrisburg. While Republicans held both houses, Democrats made gains in each. For the Pennsylvania House, there […]

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania visits Duquesne University

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania visits Duquesne University

Katia Faroun | Photo Editor 11/01/18 The Duquesne University School of Law invited students, faculty and the general public to a discussion about the history of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania this past Wednesday, Oct. 24. The event took place in the Power Center Ballroom and included a presentation of the book, The Supreme Court […]

Duquesne community mourns shooting victims as U.S. President visits city

Duquesne community mourns shooting victims as U.S. President visits city

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 11/01/18 This story initially ran online on Oct. 27 under the title “At least 11 killed in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue, Duquesne ‘devastated and terribly saddened.’” It has been updated with the latest information, including coverage of Duquesne’s inter-faith service and President Trump’s visit. Early on Saturday morning, a gunman entered […]

New Pennsylvania law cracks down on hazing

New Pennsylvania law cracks down on hazing

Gabriella DiPietro | News Editor 10/25/2018 After the hazing-related death of Penn State student and Beta Theta Pi fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza in February 2017, Pennsylvania legislators have decided to increase the punishment and penalties for hazing in Piazza’s memory. The new anti-hazing law, named the Timothy Piazza Anti-Hazing Law, unanimously passed legislature. Pennsylvania Governor […]

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