pennsylvania

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 […]

Wuerl and Francis guilty of inaction; should be held accountable

Wuerl and Francis guilty of inaction; should be held accountable

10/18/2018 By Timothy Rush | Staff Writer On Oct. 12, as part of the tremors left in the wake of the revelations of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania over the course of several decades, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Wuerl. Cardinal Wuerl, now former archbishop of Washington, D.C., served […]

Flight 93 victims remembered on 9/11

Flight 93 victims remembered on 9/11

Hallie Lauer | Features Editor 09/12/2018 SHANKSVILLE – One hour and 17 minutes after the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center, Flight 93, carrying 33 passengers and seven crew members, crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania at 580 miles per hour. “Hero is one of the most overused words […]

Sex abuse scandal exposes toxic power structure

Sex abuse scandal exposes toxic power structure

08/23/2018 Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Following the release of a report detailing sexual abuse by about 300 priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses — including Pittsburgh — shocked readers far and wide have searched for some sort of explanation amid the fallout. There is no way to rationalize the horrors that yielded more than 1,000 […]

Duquesne football recruit faces armed burglary charge, among others

Duquesne football recruit faces armed burglary charge, among others

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 04/18/2018 A Duquesne football recruit was arrested on several charges on Monday, April 16, in his hometown of Lake Worth, Florida, including one count of armed burglary and three counts of grand theft of a firearm, among others. Jake Collins, an 18-year-old, signed to join Duquesne as a member of […]

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