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Lori Loughlin’s actions highlight irrationality of admissions system

Lori Loughlin’s actions highlight irrationality of admissions system

03/21/2019 By Alexander Wolfe No parent wants their child to receive a bad education. Some are just more obsessed with their child’s success than others. It’s difficult not to feel sympathy for a parent trying to help their child. Yet all sympathy is lost when you realize that said help comes at the expense of […]

Kaepernick, Nike are right in taking a bold stand

Kaepernick, Nike are right in taking  a bold stand

09/06/2018 By Duke Staff  “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything,” reads the black-and-white Nike ad, featuring the face of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick that went viral across the Internet this week, inspiring a range of intense emotions across the country. Just over two years ago on Sept. 1, 2016, Kaepernick, then […]

Sex abuse scandal exposes toxic power structure

Sex abuse scandal exposes toxic power structure

08/23/2018 Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Following the release of a report detailing sexual abuse by about 300 priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses — including Pittsburgh — shocked readers far and wide have searched for some sort of explanation amid the fallout. There is no way to rationalize the horrors that yielded more than 1,000 […]

‘The Post’ solidifies need for free press

‘The Post’ solidifies need for free press

By Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor 01/18/2018 Steven Spielberg has come very close to outdoing himself with The Post. The movie, while providing a few laughs, a few tears and a wonderful dose of dramatic irony, also managed to deliver a poignant lesson on history and modern politics. Overall, the cinematography of this film was […]

Throwback Thursday: The most important stories of the 1990s

Throwback Thursday: The most important stories of the 1990s

Raymond Arke | News Editor 10/26/17 Most of the students at Duquesne were learning to walk and talk during the 1990s, so The Duke News section takes a look back at the big events of the decade that still impact the world today. The First Gulf War aka Operation Desert Storm (1991) Iraqi dictator Saddam […]

Monica Lewinsky wrongfully humiliated after scandal

Monica Lewinsky wrongfully humiliated after scandal

By Kayla Casavant | Staff Columnist 10/25/17 Disclaimer: This column is from our throwback 90’s edition and is written from the perspective of someone in that decade. The humiliation game has made it to the White House. Yet again, a man in power will walk away while a woman’s reputation is ruined forever. It has […]

Lochte’s lies embarass nation, world

Lochte’s lies embarass nation, world

By: Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  Now that the 2016 Rio Olympics are officially over, it’s safe to say that the United States dominated in two specific areas. The first area is the sports themselves. Hundreds of U.S. athletes came away with a total of 121 medals, 51 more than second-place China in the overall […]

Disney Channel star sparks Photoshop debate

Disney Channel star sparks Photoshop debate

By Catherine Clements | Student Columnist Click. Color. Cut. Blur. All these actions can be performed in a matter of minutes on a single image. But does the fact that we can edit photographs mean that we should? How far is too far when it comes to editing an image? The line was drawn last […]

Pa. chief justice honored at DU amid porn email scandal

Pa. chief justice honored at DU amid porn email scandal

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke The state Supreme Court chief justice said this week at Duquesne he plans to meet with the Attorney General on Friday about the release of lewd and pornographic emails sent by state employees, reportedly including at least one justice. At a meeting Tuesday in the Power Center Ballroom […]

Shows to watch over the summer

By: Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor If you prefer your free time to be spent inside rather than out, then you know summer is the slow season for TV shows. But thanks to Netflix, HBO Go, Amazon Prime and other streaming services, your free time won’t be spent twiddling your thumbs. There are tons of shows […]