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Arming teachers wrongly misconstrued

Arming teachers wrongly misconstrued

03/22/2018 By Vincent Gullo | Staff Columnist  An interesting quality about modern political discourse is that in the wake of tragedy and desperation, players from both sides of the aisle still find ways to belittle their political adversaries. The horrific shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida was viewed as the last straw […]

There’s an app for that: Walking safely and avoiding danger

There’s an app for that: Walking safely and avoiding danger

By Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer 11/16/2017 For students living off campus for the first time, navigating the streets of Pittsburgh can be difficult. With daylight saving time shortening the amount of sunlight in the evening, walking the streets can get even trickier. Your parents have probably told you to never walk by yourself, but […]

TSA screenings disturbingly fail Homeland security tests

TSA screenings disturbingly fail Homeland security tests

By Vince Gullo III | Staff Columnist 11/15/17 If you’ve ever traveled on an airplane, you’ve definitely gone through a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening. These screenings are, at the very least, unpleasantly tedious experiences. Between long lines, disgruntled workers, awkward pat downs and that constant unwarranted fear of accidentally ending up on the no-fly […]

BREAKING: Alleged sexual assault occurred on Sept. 27

BREAKING: Alleged sexual assault occurred on Sept. 27

Raymond Arke | News Editor 09/28/17 On the morning of Sept. 27, a female Duquesne University student reported a sexual assault to Duquesne Police. The assault was alleged to have occurred in male student’s Living Learning Center room after midnight on the 27, according to the crime alert email. Police reported that the victim had […]

Pittsburgh begins installing new security features

Pittsburgh begins installing new security features

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer Shootings, robberies and suitcases left in tunnels. The one thing those all have in common is that in the past year they have happened around Duquesne University’s campus. While many of these events did not directly impact students, the potential harm it could cause to students is pertinent to student […]

“No danger to campus” report police after Fisher Hall incident

“No danger to campus” report police after Fisher Hall incident

Raymond Arke | News Editor On August 23, Duquesne police detained a student who told a professor he had a gun, Public Affairs reported. Around 2 p.m., the professor approached a student who was wearing a “green Army-style jacket,” according to a statement obtained by the The Duke. The statement said that the student’s hand […]

Earnhardt death sparked revolution in car safety

Earnhardt death sparked revolution in car safety

By Bryanna McDermott | The Duquesne Duke “You can’t let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.” Fifteen years after Dale Earnhardt’s tragic death, his famous quote may be truer now than ever. NASCAR have lost a racing legend with the death of the seven-time Winston Cup champion, but the tragedy sparked a […]

South Side steps pose icy winter danger

South Side steps pose icy winter danger

By Brandon Addeo and Casey Chafin | The Duquesne Duke Taryn Maleski’s hand reached out, desperately grabbing for something to help her keep her balance, but it was too late. She pitched forward down the icy South Side steps, and felt lucky to walk away with nothing worse than a sprained wrist. “I can’t imagine […]

Duquesne football safety Chris Johnson found dead

Duquesne football safety Chris Johnson found dead

By Julian Routh | News Editor Duquesne football standout and Florida transfer Chris Johnson, 22, was found dead Friday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.  The medical examiner ruled Johnson’s death a suicide. Duquesne head football coach Jerry Schmitt said in a statement Sunday that “everyone […]

City to crack down on South Side parties

City to crack down on South Side parties

By Julian Routh | News Editor Pittsburgh officials have called on a California-based hospitality company to help take back control of nightlife in areas including South Side. In a plan outlined by the Responsible Hospitality Institute called the Pittsburgh Sociable City Plan, the city intends to implement a number of changes to nightlife procedures in […]