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Midterm Mania: Democrats make gains in PA state house

Midterm Mania: Democrats make gains in PA state house

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 11/08/18 While much of the country watched national races for U.S. House and Senate seats, Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans battled it out for control of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the state Senate in Harrisburg. While Republicans held both houses, Democrats made gains in each. For the Pennsylvania House, there […]

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 […]

Facebook comes under fire for selling identities

Facebook comes under fire for selling identities

03/22/2018 By Duke Staff Online privacy may be a new oxymoron. News broke this week about Facebook’s involvement with the far-right Cambridge Analytica data firm that showed the world that social media sites don’t much care about your privacy. A user, to Zuckerberg or any other data analyst, is just some point that can be […]

Conor Lamb secures upset victory in nearby Congressional race

Conor Lamb secures upset victory in nearby Congressional race

Raymond Arke | News Editor 03/15/18 Calling it a close race does not quite do it justice. Duquesne and Pizza Milano are close. The walk from Gumberg to Starbucks is close. This was something more. The March 13 special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District was more than just tight; it came down to a […]

House education bill may cause big changes for college financial aid

House education bill may cause big changes for college financial aid

Kailey Love | Photo Editor 01/11/18 UPDATE: 01/17/18 Correction of Rep. Foxx’s name. Only one x had been used in the last sentence. Shortly before Christmas on Capitol Hill, several House Republicans compiled a 542-page bill that would significantly change how Duquesne students, and students nationwide, fund their education. On Dec. 1, 2017, House Republicans […]

GOP tax plan, opposed by Duquesne and other universities, could harm students

GOP tax plan, opposed by Duquesne and other universities, could harm students

Kailey Love | Photo Editor 11/30/17 For anyone that relies on a teaching assistant or research position for graduate level tuition, you may soon pay taxes on money that you never see. On Nov. 16, the United States House of Representatives passed legislation to overhaul the tax code with a vote of 227-205. Though a […]

Democrats score big wins across nation on Election Day

Democrats score big wins across nation on Election Day

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/09/17 A blue tide washed over the American electorate Nov. 7, as Democrats won resoundingly in many local and state elections across the nation. However, statewide results in Pennsylvania showed more mixed results for both parties. According to the Pennsylvania Department of State unofficial election returns, with 99 percent of […]

PA state budget woes may affect Pittsburgh’s bus system

PA state budget woes may affect Pittsburgh’s bus system

Raymond Arke | News Editor 09/21/17 A funding crisis is gripping Pennsylvania. After passing a budget in July, the state legislature has has yet to approve a plan that would bankroll the budget legislation. The latest attempt to fund the state, which was passed by the PA House of Representatives, has the Port Authority warning […]

Millions to lose healthcare without Obamacare

Millions to lose healthcare without Obamacare

By Duke Staff  Remember in high school when a trip to the nurse for a headache led to TUMS and pretzels? Or how sometimes “healthcare” in college only consists of DayQuil and sleeping through your 9:25 a.m. class? Well, if the Republican administration’s new health care act is passed, entering the real world will only […]

President Obama inspires with last State of the Union

President Obama inspires with last State of the Union

By: Duke Staff Fare thee well, President Obama. The president conducted his final State of the Union address on Tuesday with style, preceded by musical performances and interviews with popular YouTube stars. The speech itself highlighted many of the projects that the president accomplished during his two terms including the Affordable Care Act, thriving job […]