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Rosfeld trial ends in not guilty verdict

Rosfeld trial ends in not guilty verdict

Kailey Love | Editor-in-Chief 3/26/2019 The trial of Michael Rosfeld, a former East Pittsburgh police officer charged with one count of criminal homicide for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose II in June 2018, ended late Friday night in a not guilty verdict and a string of protests throughout the city. With […]

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 […]

Murphy cancels Duquesne lecture over potential protests

Murphy cancels Duquesne lecture over potential protests

Brandon Addeo | News Editor U.S. Representative Tim Murphy (R-Allegheny) postponed a scheduled Feb. 21 talk at Duquesne shortly before it was set to start after Duquesne officials learned protestors might show up at the event. Murphy was supposed to lecture at 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union on his Helping Families in Mental Health […]

North Dakota pipeline exploits American Indians

North Dakota pipeline exploits American Indians

By Duke Staff “Take our land away and we die.” These words were spoken in the 1970s by Mary Brave Bird, a Lakota Indian activist. She was echoing words spoken by American Indians since 1492 that are still spoken today. The Standing Rock protesters opposing the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota are the newest […]

State university protests come to end

State university protests come to end

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  Most students look forward to canceled classes throughout the school year. But for those attending Pennsylvania state universities, the thought of canceling classes was foreboding. Faculty from 14 state universities across Pennsylvania – including Slippery Rock, Clarion, California, Indiana and more – protested for three days over a lack […]

Deaf community fighting major disagreements

Deaf community fighting major disagreements

By Bridget Seelinger | Student Columnist  Protestors and demonstrators across the nation accused the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf of launching a direct attack against the deaf community and American Sign Language. What started as a small protest located outside of the school in Edgewood has escalated into a national debate about the use […]