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We should care about Sri Lanka attack more than Notre Dame fire

We should care about Sri Lanka attack more than Notre Dame fire

04/25/2019 By Duke Staff Tragedy struck in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, when nine suicide bombers killed more than 300 people and injured hundreds more in coordinated attacks at churches and hotels throughout the country. According to USA Today, Sri Lanka’s Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene has stated that the attacks, which targeted the nation’s Christian […]

Self care: Savor your screen time and open a laptop

Self care: Savor your screen time and open a laptop

04/04/2019 By W.R. Kissick | Staff Columnist  Spend your time wisely — a warning as old as time itself. Although not always heeded, a version of this concern has made its way into the notification center of iPhones and iPads updated to iOS12 or later. Once a week, the Screen Time tool will light up […]

Social media plays dangerous role in proliferation of far-right ideas

Social media plays dangerous role in proliferation of far-right ideas

03/21/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Our world is more connected now than it ever was before. In our hands, we hold access to every bit of information ever known; it’s only a click away. We can send messages across the world in a fraction of a second. There’s no doubting that technology has […]

Social media has downsides, negative impact on users

Social media has downsides, negative impact on users

10/25/2018 By Lauren Humphreys | Staff Columnist  Social media is the ultimate marker of 21st century social (or perhaps, anti-social) interaction. The ever increasing digital dominance of platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook make face-to-face human interaction a rare daily occurrence. We do not need studies to show us this — anyone who […]

Social media restrictive; limiting of real-life experiences

Social media restrictive; limiting of real-life experiences

10/04/2018 By Kendra Kneisl | Staff Columnist  Social media is ever-present in our lives. We wake up and send streaks. We go to the bathroom and scour Instagram for likes. We mindlessly refresh Twitter between lulls in the conversation. Within the last decade, connectivity has gone from a somatic to an automatic function. We feel […]

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 […]

Fighting fake news in the era of the Sinclair Script

Fighting fake news in the era of the Sinclair Script

04/05/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Sinclair Broadcast Group is the largest telecommunications company in the United States, owning a total of 193 stations across the nation. With an estimated influence in 40 percent of American households, Sinclair has a say in what nearly half of the country’s citizens see on the local news. […]

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 […]

Gormley’s panel tackles media and discourse

Gormley’s panel tackles media and discourse

Alex Wolfe | Staff Writer 03/22/18 This past Tuesday, President Ken Gormley hosted a discussion in the Power Center Ballroom to discuss the ever-present topic of technological discourse. The event, “Technology, Social Media and Civil Discourse,” consisted of two panels. The first, titled “Your Brain and Technology: How Online Space Impacts Relationships, Empathy and Civility” […]

Duquesne student runs popular food Instagram

Duquesne student runs popular food Instagram

02/22/2018 By Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer According to BlogHer, 29 percent of the general populace share photos of their food online. James Joyce, Duquesne junior supply chain and information systems management major, is no different. Joyce regularly updates his food appreciation Instagram, “worldclass_dining” — on which he has 554 followers — with content from […]

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