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New Zealand gun laws changed after Christchurch shooting

New Zealand gun laws changed after Christchurch shooting

03/21/2019 By Alyse Kaminski On Friday, March 15, I received an update on my phone that a man entered the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Center in Christchurch, New Zealand and killed 50 people. I was surprised that I wasn’t being informed about an attack in the United States, but that did not […]

Lori Loughlin’s actions highlight irrationality of admissions system

Lori Loughlin’s actions highlight irrationality of admissions system

03/21/2019 By Alexander Wolfe No parent wants their child to receive a bad education. Some are just more obsessed with their child’s success than others. It’s difficult not to feel sympathy for a parent trying to help their child. Yet all sympathy is lost when you realize that said help comes at the expense of […]

Astroid: excellent coffee hidden in the Southside

Astroid: excellent coffee hidden in the Southside

03/21/2019 Makenna Winner | staff contributor   New to the neighborhood, Astroid coffee made its debut in Southside just three months ago in December 2018. Nestled away near the West Lobby of the historical Terminal Building, on Terminal Street, Astroid is found bustling by its owner and lead barista, Emerson. With mint green walls and […]

Mass shooters should remain nameless

Mass shooters should remain nameless

03/21/2019 By Duke Staff Following another egregious attack carried out by a white supremacist, this time in Christchurch, New Zealand, the world is grieving the loss of 50 innocent lives at the two targeted mosques on March 15. While New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has received worldwide praise for her handling of the crisis […]

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 […]

Social media plays dangerous role in proliferation of far-right ideas

Social media plays dangerous role in proliferation of far-right ideas

03/21/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Our world is more connected now than it ever was before. In our hands, we hold access to every bit of information ever known; it’s only a click away. We can send messages across the world in a fraction of a second. There’s no doubting that technology has […]

Tucker Carlson drama demonstrates Fox News’ true colors once more

Tucker Carlson drama demonstrates Fox News’ true colors once more

03/14/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor As time goes on, it gets harder and harder to find any redeeming qualities in the cesspool that is Fox News. From accusations of editorializing news stories with a right-wing twist to alleged sexual harassment, the network’s bigwigs face a list of controversies that could span a country […]

Good programs exist beyond the Ivy Leagues

Good programs exist beyond the Ivy Leagues

03/14/2019 By Duke Staff Entering the “real world” and trying to find worthwhile, stable employment is a feat that every college student will have to grapple with at the end of their academic journey. This is especially stressful in the competitive field of journalism, where jobs are scarce as it is, let alone internship opportunities. […]

Housing guide 2019

Housing guide 2019

3/14/2019 Welcome to the Housing Guide As the end of the spring semester draws near, the student body is now reminded that it’s almost time to answer that fateful question: Where are you going to live next year? That is a daunting question, especially if this is the first time you’ve had to make this […]

Faces of Homelessness: Generosity amidst hardship

Faces of Homelessness: Generosity amidst hardship

3/14/2019 Katia Faroun and Griffin Sendek 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, Robert spent some time talking to us about his experiences being homeless in […]

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