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Duquesne community mourns shooting victims as U.S. President visits city

Duquesne community mourns shooting victims as U.S. President visits city

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 11/01/18 This story initially ran online on Oct. 27 under the title “At least 11 killed in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue, Duquesne ‘devastated and terribly saddened.’” It has been updated with the latest information, including coverage of Duquesne’s inter-faith service and President Trump’s visit. Early on Saturday morning, a gunman entered […]

Three dead in shooting at Madden tournament in Florida

Three dead in shooting at <em>Madden</em> tournament in Florida

  Nicolas Jozefczyk | Staff Writer 08/30/18 Another act of violence occurred in Florida on Aug. 26 at a Madden NFL 19 video game tournament. The tragedy left two fatally shot victims and 11 others injured before the gunman killed himself, according to Sheriff Mike Williams, reported by CNN. Held at the GLHF Game Bar […]

Staff Ed: Tragedy in Maryland demonstrates dangers of journalism

Staff Ed: Tragedy in Maryland demonstrates dangers of journalism

Duke Staff 07/09/2018 A newsroom that looks like “a war zone,” according to a witness: that was the scene at the Capital Gazette newsroom near Annapolis, Maryland on June 28, when a gunman opened fire on the local newspaper’s staff. So far, five are dead, decimating a small newsroom of around 50. The actor was […]

Duquesne will not discipline high school protesters

Duquesne will not discipline high school protesters

Alex Wolfe | Staff Writer 04/12/2018 In reaction to the sheer volume of students participating in the national walkouts, many high schools were faced with a choice: to punish their students for their actions or to support their right to protest. President Ken Gormley announced in late February that students’ admissions decisions to Duquesne would […]

Spokane school shooting shows tragic effects of bullying

Spokane school shooting shows tragic effects of bullying

Vincent Gullo | Staff Columnist 09/21/17 Earlier this month, in the small town of Spokane, Washington, a sophomore named Caleb Sharpe walked into his high school with two firearms and one intention: to kill. Sharpe killed a fellow student and injured three others before he stood down. At the age of 15, Sharpe may be […]

Pittsburgh man paralyzed by police speaks at Duquesne

Pittsburgh man paralyzed by police speaks at Duquesne

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor A drive to his grandmother’s house ended in five bullets on that November 2012 night. On Feb. 23, Duquesne hosted Leon Ford, a Pittsburgh resident, who gave a speech encouraging optimism and positivity, though he remains paralyzed from the waist down after his encounter with the police. On Nov. […]

Five Duquesne swimmers recount Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Five Duquesne swimmers recount Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Brandon Addeo | News Editor Senior Duquesne swimmer Hallie McCue was facing a window in the Fort Lauderdale airport awaiting her flight home when she first heard the gunshots. “There was a pack of people running — I can’t even describe their faces,” McCue said. On Jan. 6, Esteban Santiago, 26, of New Jersey, shot […]

Police investigating shooting near Duquesne campus

Police investigating shooting near Duquesne campus

By Brandon Addeo | News Editor Police are investigating an early Saturday morning shooting of a Wilkinsburg man nearby Duquesne’s campus. The shooting occurred near the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Stevenson Street around 4:00 a.m. The 18-year-old victim was shot in the head by an unidentified shooter and taken to UPMC Mercy hospital in […]

Sexual assault, homicide occur blocks away from Duquesne

Sexual assault, homicide occur blocks away from Duquesne

By Kaye Burnet | News Editor Updated 10.28.15 at 11:39 There were two violent crimes committed within a few blocks of Duquesne this week, according to police. Pittsburgh police are currently looking for three men who allegedly sexually assaulted a female Duquesne student in an apartment near Crawford Street in the Hill District Wednesday around […]

Staff Editorial: WDBJ displays courage amidst tragedy

Staff Editorial: WDBJ displays courage amidst tragedy

By Duke Staff Facing the darkest of circumstances, the men and women at WDBJ – a broadcast news station in Roanoke, Virginia – provided one of the finest examples of modern journalism Wednesday, and showed America exactly what to do when tragedy strikes unexpectedly. In the hours after a gunman shot and killed two of […]