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Students organize walk-out, demand justice for Marquis

Students organize walk-out, demand justice for Marquis

updated on 11/07/2018  Hallie Lauer | Features Editor & Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 11/05/2018 Duquesne student Marquis Jaylen “JB” Brown died after jumping from a 16th-floor window in Brottier Hall, according to Pittsburgh police, on Oct. 5, 2018. Exactly one month later, members of the student body held a “walk-out” on Art Rooney Field […]

Pittsburgh police prep for Mueller-related riots

Pittsburgh police prep for Mueller-related riots

Kailey Love | Photo Editor 04/19/2018 Speculation surrounding a potential firing of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is swirling in Pittsburgh this week, following a leaked email from Pittsburgh Police’s Major Crimes Commander Victor Joseph to his detectives. The email, released via Twitter on the morning of April 18 by WTAE’s Marcie Cipriani, detailed steps that […]

Duquesne will not discipline high school protesters

Duquesne will not discipline high school protesters

Alex Wolfe | Staff Writer 04/12/2018 In reaction to the sheer volume of students participating in the national walkouts, many high schools were faced with a choice: to punish their students for their actions or to support their right to protest. President Ken Gormley announced in late February that students’ admissions decisions to Duquesne would […]

Duquesne hosts discussion on Turkey’s need for free press

Duquesne hosts discussion on Turkey’s need for free press

Hallie Lauer | Layout & Features Editor 04/12/2018 In a time when freedom of the press is contradicted by governments across the globe, Abdülhamit Bilici, the former editor-in-chief of Turkey’s largest newspaper, told his story of March 4, 2016 — the day his paper was taken over by the Turkish government. For this panel discussion […]

Students attend annual March for Life

Students attend annual March for Life

Gabriella DiPietro | Staff Writer 01/25/18 Jan. 19 marked the 45th annual March for Life, where thousands of people gathered on the National Mall to speak out against abortion. Duquesne students and staff joined countless others, wishing to make their voices heard. March for Life is the world’s largest annual pro-life rally, with people from […]

“No justice, no pizza.” Pressure increases on Pizza Milano after violent video.

“No justice, no pizza.” Pressure increases on Pizza Milano after violent video.

Raymond Arke | News Editor UPDATE 08/22/18: According to multiple media reports, Mahmut Yilmaz was found not guilty of simple assault and aggravated assault on August 15. UPDATE 01/16/18: According to a Pizza Milano statement published by CBS Pittsburgh (KDKA), the owner of Pizza Milano, Semsi Yilmaz (no relation, said that Mahmut Yilmaz had be […]

Women’s march not failure for smaller turnout

Women’s march not failure for smaller turnout

By Shivani Gosai | Assistant Opinions Editor All around the globe, women have been protesting the recent inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. Once again, citizens gathered in New York City on March 8 for “A Day Without a Woman” to protest against his administration and gender discrimination. The rally called for women to take […]

Duquesne professor, students attend Pgh. transgender rally

Duquesne professor, students attend Pgh. transgender rally

Raymond Arke and Zachary Landau | The Duquesne Duke On Feb. 22, President Donald Trump rolled back protections for transgender students in public schools, which advised school administrators that transgender students’ rights to use the restrooms and locker rooms corresponding with their gender identity were protected under Title IX. In response, many civil rights activists […]

High school kids right to protest DeVos

High school kids right to protest DeVos

By: Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  Apparently in the United States, protests are only meaningful if they’re comprised of a throng of angry, unruly adults. On Feb. 7, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the next U.S. Secretary of Education in a 51-50 Senate vote. Known for her controversial views on the way education should be […]

Making your political voice heard easier than ever

Making your political voice heard easier than ever

By Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor What an exciting first three weeks of the new presidency. And by exciting, I mean terrifying for everyone who is not straight, white, male and reasonably financially secure. Basically, not much has changed. But, if the status quo is not good enough for you, then don’t worry. There […]

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