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We should not downplay the scale of Russian interference

We should not downplay the scale of Russian interference

04/25/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist  Patriotism is a word that has largely been associated with that of the military, a strong country and strength in leadership. Since its founding, America has largely existed on the idea that we are a nation born for greatness. Surrounding our republican heritage, ideas of American exceptionalism and […]

Release the Mueller report!

Release the Mueller report!

03/28/2019 By Duke Staff The anticipated end to the “Mueller report,” which has grabbed headlines and reigned over cable news chyrons for the 22 month span of the investigation, dominated national attention on Sunday afternoon. All of this attention, and we haven’t even seen it yet. If for some reason you have been living under […]

China: Not the savior we wanted, but the savior we need

China: Not the savior we wanted, but the savior we need

3101/31/2019 By Alexander Wolfe | Staff Columnist Although Russian Orthodox Christmas was Jan. 7, Vladimir Putin continues to get presents beyond the second $3,000 jumpsuit I’m assuming he asked for. The American government just ended a month-long shutdown, the European Union seems to be foaming at the mouth to humiliate Theresa May and the Treasury […]

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 […]

Facebook’s founder Zuck struggles before Congress

Facebook’s founder Zuck struggles before Congress

By Duke Staff 04/12/2018 If you have ever visited the stairwell in between the fifth and sixth floor of Rockwell, you may have passed a large motivational poster featuring Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The quote next to his baby face reads “Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build […]

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 […]

Book by political science professor investigates Russia’s influence in Estonia, Baltic states

Book by political science professor investigates Russia’s influence in Estonia, Baltic states

Kailey Love | Photo Editor 02/01/18 As talk of an aggressive, meddling Russia swirls in news reports, one Duquesne professor has taken an in-depth look at the aspects of Russia’s influence on its neighbors. Jennie Schulze, an assistant political science professor at Duquesne, recently published her book Strategic Frames, which focuses on the effects of […]

Russian Olympic athletes deserving of higher punishment for drug use

Russian Olympic athletes deserving of higher punishment for drug use

By Rachel Pierce | Staff Columnist 1/6/2018 The Sochi 2014 Olympics opening ceremony spoke of unity and peace as athletes paraded with their flags, surrounded by world leaders, their humble families and devoted fans. Who would have known that one of the greatest scandals of our world’s history was in motion. The Olympics represent one […]

United States, Russia must put aside differences to defeat ISIS

United States, Russia must put aside differences to defeat ISIS

By Michael Williams | Student Columnist The United States and Russia are not on the best of terms, but the growing threat of ISIS might force them to work together. Since the Arab Spring of 2011 many Middle Eastern countries have been in turmoil, often leading to numerous violent Islamic groups who took advantage of the […]

DU reacts to military crisis in Crimea

DU reacts to military crisis in Crimea

By Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor It’s not Cold War II yet, but tensions are building as Soviet nostalgia and neo-colonial interests have become the central focus of the international community. Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended the borders of the Russian Federation back into Ukraine. Despite most of the world condemning the invasion, Moscow […]