politics

Trump suggestions undermine free press

Trump suggestions undermine free press

11/29/2018 By Duke Staff “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” We started a news article in […]

Election Day should be holiday

Election Day should be holiday

11/08/2018 By Hallie Lauer | Features Editor In 1845, Congress decided that Election Day would be on the first Tuesday of November. This decision was made largely because it was a full day’s ride with horse-drawn buggies to the local polling place, and in order to prevent disruption to the sabbath, or market days which […]

CW’s ‘Supergirl’ shows TV’s first transgender superhero

CW’s ‘Supergirl’ shows TV’s first transgender superhero

11/01/2018 By Rachel Krotseng | Staff Columnist The focus of Supergirl has always been equality and change, and now it is making history by casting Nicole Maines for the role of Nia Nal, a cub-reporter at Cat-Co Worldwide Media, television’s first transgender superhero. The current political divide between people on matters of immigration is reflected […]

College students should be open to other points of view

College students should be open to other points of view

10/25/2018 By Kelly Myer | Contributor College students are one of the biggest crusaders of free speech. However, they are one of the demographics that most avidly censors their incoming information. Either online or in favor of trigger warnings and safe spaces, college students make sure to communicate that the First Amendment is only applicable […]

Social media has downsides, negative impact on users

Social media has downsides, negative impact on users

10/25/2018 By Lauren Humphreys | Staff Columnist  Social media is the ultimate marker of 21st century social (or perhaps, anti-social) interaction. The ever increasing digital dominance of platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook make face-to-face human interaction a rare daily occurrence. We do not need studies to show us this — anyone who […]

Migrant caravan needs our support

Migrant caravan needs our support

10/25/2018 By Duke Staff Imagine leaving behind all you knew to trek over 1,000 mile to a place you’ve only ever heard of, where the leader actively despises you. This is the situation that several thousand Central American asylum seekers have found themselves in over the past three weeks. The U.S. government’s response has been […]

Kanye West’s political antics distract from real problems

Kanye West’s political antics distract from real problems

10/18/2018 By Zoe Stratos | Staff Columnist  On Thursday Oct. 11, President Trump invited popular rap artist Kanye West to the Oval Office to discuss important topics like sentencing reform. However, they talked about anything but the supposedly planned subjects. Surrounded by the press’ flashing cameras and microphones capturing every word, people from all over […]

Inclusion of O’Keefe is a mistake

Inclusion of O’Keefe is a mistake

10/18/2018 By Duke Staff This upcoming weekend is the first National Conference on the First Amendment, an event that Duquesne is co hosting with The Pittsburgh Foundation. While the list of luminaries participating is extensive and impressive, there’s one name on the list that troubles us as students and journalists – James O’Keefe. O’Keefe is […]

Healthcare epidemic brings up complex, layered issues

Healthcare epidemic brings up complex, layered issues

10/11/2018 By Charles Megginson | Contributor  There’s no such thing as a free lunch – and if there’s no such thing as a free lunch, there’s definitely no such thing as free healthcare. America is facing a crippling healthcare epidemic, fueling intense political debate over the direction we, as a nation, should go in guaranteeing […]

Men are not the ones most endangered by U.S. society

Men are not the ones most endangered by U.S. society

10/11/2018 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist  Last Tuesday, President Trump claimed that, “it is a very scary time for young men in America.” He also made the comment that, “you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of,” and that this is a huge problem that goes beyond what happened with […]

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