politics

Former Italian Prime Minister has ties to Duquesne

Former Italian Prime Minister has ties to Duquesne

By Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief After more than a year of political and financial uncertainty, Italy’s government collapsed on Tuesday following the resignation of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. According to a Duke article from the spring of 2018, Conte attended Duquesne University in the 1990s through the Villa Nazareth program, which allows Italian students to […]

Elsinore Bennu Think Tank: A beacon of restorative justice

Katia Faroun and Griffin Sendek | The Duquesne Duke Standing on the Bluff facing west, students have a striking view of Pittsburgh’s historical South Side, Mount Washington and the majestic Ohio River, with the Allegheny County Jail prevailing in the foreground. A mere stone’s throw away from Duquesne’s campus and close enough for students to […]

Faces of Homelessness: J the flower seller

Faces of Homelessness: J the flower seller

04/11/19 Grace Rosello | Staff Writer 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, J and Elizabeth spent some time talking to us about their experiences and […]

Out Of The Darkness Walk: spreads awareness and solidarity

Out Of The Darkness Walk: spreads awareness and solidarity

04/11/2019 Krystina Primack / Staff Writer According to the most recent data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide was responsible for 47,173 deaths in the U.S. in 2017, which is approximately one suicide every 12 minutes. The CDC states that “[Suicide] is the second leading cause of death for people 10 […]

Bryan Stevenson speaks on how to change the world

Bryan Stevenson speaks on how to change the world

04/04/19 Griffin Sendek | Features Editor As part of Robert Morris University Pittsburgh Speakers Series, Bryan Stevenson, an acclaimed lawyer famous for his work in criminal justice reform, was invited to give a speech at Heinz Hall on March 27 Stevenson structured his lecture around the ways in which people can change the world, beginning […]

Duquesne professor’s lecture on newest book

Duquesne professor’s lecture on newest book

03/28/2019 Ashley Newman | Staff Writer When a government passes legislation giving more rights to its citizens, the decision is often celebrated. Rights are usually viewed in a positive light as giving citizens more freedom than they had before. Duquesne professor Clifford Bob took an atypical approach to rights in his new book, Rights as […]

Political tensions heat up in U.K. as Brexit deadline nears

Political tensions heat up in U.K. as Brexit deadline nears

03/28/2019 By Colleen Hammond | Staff Columnist  In the summer of 2016, former United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron proposed a referendum to leave the European Union. By an exceedingly narrow margin, the people voted to remove themselves from the EU. Thus began the downward spiral of failed bureaucratic deliberations and political polarization. While Parliament […]

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 […]

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 […]

Green New Deal a good start, but lacks funding, alienates moderates

Green New Deal a good start, but lacks funding, alienates moderates

03/14/2019 By Alexander Wolfe | Staff Columnist  The resolution introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) has been the subject of national media curiosity for some time since its introduction on Feb. 7. Fancying my own ability to sift through complex economic and political language, I took the time to read […]

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