South Side

Amid calls for apology, Dougherty issues same letter through SGA

Amid calls for apology, Dougherty issues same letter through SGA

By Julian Routh and Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke A campus-wide email with a letter from Duquesne President Charles Dougherty — the same letter that was distributed on social media last week — marked the end of the president’s apology for comments he made last week about off-campus living, according to Student Government Association […]

South Side hookah lounge owner convicted of sexually assaulting Duquesne student

South Side hookah lounge owner convicted of sexually assaulting Duquesne student

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke An Allegheny County jury Sept. 24 convicted a South Side hookah bar owner of forcing a Duquesne student to perform a sex act in his car. Ijaz Khokhar, 25, the owner of the Southside Hookah Lounge, was convicted of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and sexual assault in an […]

Bars to stay open until 4 a.m. if bill passes

Bars to stay open until 4 a.m. if bill passes

Casey Chafin | The Duquesne Duke A Pennsylvania lawmaker intends to propose legislation that would allow bars that purchase special liquor licenses to remain open until 4 a.m., two hours past the current mandated closing time. Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) plans to introduce the bill, which he thinks would make Pennsylvania’s cities more appealing to […]

Duquesne ups police presence for holiday

Duquesne ups police presence for holiday

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne students braved pouring rain on Saturday to join the city of Pittsburgh in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Clad in green and sporting shamrock apparel, many students celebrated Irish heritage by watching the city’s parade or travelling to the South Side, as well as celebrating on campus. This […]

City to crack down on crowded houses

City to crack down on crowded houses

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke South Side might be the next target of a citywide crackdown on houses with too many student tenants. Several landlords in Oakland have been fined for violating the city’s occupancy limits, which allow up to three unrelated people to live in a single-family home. Shaun Cusick, who rented […]

Insert Token to Begin: South Side scores new arcade

Insert Token to Begin: South Side scores new arcade

By: Aaron Warnick | The Duquesne Duke It’s like walking into fireworks. Lights of every color and unfamiliar noises bounce around the room from every direction. Immediately to your front, a row of machines, seemingly in a yelling match, shout “COMBO!” or “FIGHT!” The sound of several racecar games vrrmmm and hum together from the […]

Search for missing Duquesne grad continues as family looks for new leads

Search for missing Duquesne grad continues as family looks for new leads

By Julian Routh | News Editor As the search for missing Duquesne graduate Paul Kochu entered its third week Tuesday, Kochu’s family is asking that the Pittsburgh community stay vigilant in its efforts to find him. Kochu, 22, of Pottstown, has been missing since the early hours of Dec. 16. On Dec. 15, he talked […]

Duquesne mourns sudden death of student

Duquesne mourns sudden death of student

By Julian Routh | News Editor Nov 13, 2014 A Duquesne liberal arts student found dead Monday morning was a free-spirited stage performer with a warm personality, beautiful singing voice and passion for theater, according to friends. Sara Sawick, 20, of Philadelphia, was found dead at her residence in South Side at approximately 11:30 a.m. Monday, […]

As election nears, Clinton endorses Wolf

As election nears, Clinton endorses Wolf

By Julian Routh | News Editor Former President Bill Clinton stumped for Democrat Tom Wolf in South Side Monday, urging Pittsburghers to vote blue in the gubernatorial election Nov. 4. As more than 1,000 Wolf supporters looked on at the IBEW Union Hall, Clinton praised Wolf’s intentions to restore the current administration’s cuts to education, […]

Welcome to the Steel City

Welcome to the Steel City

By: Katie Auwaerter  |  Features Editor If you haven’t been properly welcomed yet, on behalf of The Duquesne Duke, welcome to Pittsburgh! This former industrial hub that you now call home has a lot to offer, with the title Most Exciting Place in Pennsylvania by real estate blog Movoto. But with a whole city at […]