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Runners fill Pittsburgh streets during EQT 10 Miler

Runners fill Pittsburgh streets during EQT 10 Miler

Grace Rosello | staff writer Crossing over the Smithfield Street Bridge before sunrise on Nov. 2, the Equitable Resources, Inc (EQT) 10 miler meant joining a multitude of runners decked out in race gear all heading to the starting line. On both sides of the bridge, silhouetted black against the gold and blue sky, runners […]

Katie Westbrook Memorial Race going strong for 18th year

Katie Westbrook Memorial Race going strong for 18th year

09/26/2019 Grace Rosello | Staff Writer On Saturday morning on Mellon Patio, dogs, from a teacup Yorkshire terrier to a huge fluffy husky named Socrates, barked, whined and wagged their tails at each other. Duquesne University School of Law provided red and blue bandanas hung around the dog’s collars in honor of the Katie Westbrook […]

Hollywood should embrace POC, women in popular roles

Hollywood should embrace POC, women in popular roles

09/27/2018 By Zoe Stratos | Staff Columnist  Known for its glamorous stars throughout the years, Hollywood never had trouble casting the perfect person for the perfect role in films and TV shows. However, after recent controversies in the acting industry surrounding fan outrage at casting people of color (POC), moviegoers need to leave their ignorance […]

Munroe Bergdorf wrongly fired from L’Oreal after activism

Munroe Bergdorf wrongly fired from L’Oreal after activism

By: Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor The makeup industry has a reputation of not being inclusive for people of color. However, the most recent debacle with L’Oreal has brought about a discussion of racism with recently fired ambassador Munroe Bergdorf. Bergdorf is a black, queer transgender woman who recently claimed the title of the newest […]

Oakland’s Stephen Foster statue causes controversy

Oakland’s Stephen Foster statue causes controversy

Alison Caracciolo | Staff Columnist Damon Young, a nationally known blogger of Very Smart Brothas, is calling it the most racially insensitive statue, and it is located here in Pittsburgh. The question now is, “What do we do about the Stephen Foster Statue?” Stephen Foster, a famous Pittsburgh native and known as the “Father of […]

Run for Ryan returns Saturday

Run for Ryan returns Saturday

  By Kaye Burnet | News Editor  Although Marine Sergeant Ryan Lane of Castle Shannon never attended Duquesne University, his family formed a bond with Duquesne’s ROTC program after Lane was killed during his second deployment to Afghanistan in 2009. This Saturday, members of the Duquesne community and Pittsburgh residents will take part in the […]

When is it OK to change a character’s race, gender?

When is it OK to change a character’s race, gender?

By Sean Ray | a&e editor The topic of representing minorities is a sensitive one in Hollywood. The recent movement against the near all-white Oscars sparked fierce controversy. Recently, another aspect of this multi-faceted issue has reared its ugly head: race and gender washing. The all-female “Ghostbusters” reboot released its first trailer on March 3 […]

‘Wildest Dreams’ video faces unnecessary debate

‘Wildest Dreams’ video faces unnecessary debate

By Leah Devorak | Layout Editor Global pop star Taylor Swift recently came under fire for her music video, “Wildest Dreams,” which portrays the tragic love affair of two actors in 1950 as they film a movie set in Africa. While the premise of the video is innocent enough, Swift and director Joseph Kahn are […]

Local runners race in Boston Marathon

Local runners race in Boston Marathon

By Kaye Burnet and Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke Pittsburgh runners joined thousands of athletes from around the globe for the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday, one year after terrorist attacks at the race shocked the nation and left three dead and more than 260 injured. Pittsburgh resident and runner Karen Harr had just […]

Off to the Races: Forums fail to draw voters

Off to the Races: Forums fail to draw voters

By Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor Many seats were left unfilled at what were scheduled to be the first two mayoral candidate debates on Monday and Tuesday. “I don’t need the microphone,” Democratic candidate Bill Peduto said on Tuesday at The Car Barn, Hazelwood’s Senior Center. “There have been so few debates, I still have […]