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Founders Week honors Duquesne’s Spiritan heritage

Founders Week honors Duquesne’s Spiritan heritage

Kellen Stepler | Features Editor   Claude Poullart des Places isn’t just a name of a dormitory on Duquesne’s campus, and Francis Libermann is more than just a building on Fifth Avenue. Des Places and Libermann were the co-founders of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. The congregation began in France in 1703 and highlights […]

Spiritan Mission Experience lends helping hand across the country

Spiritan Mission Experience lends helping hand across the country

Madison Pastrick | Layout & Ad manager 09/18/19 Madison Pastrick (layout & ad manager) took part in one of the trips mentioned.  Most Duquesne students have heard the story of the Spiritans, whether it was from Adam Wasilko’s presentation freshman year, or on A-Walk during Heritage Week. But how many students feel that the Spiritan […]

DU Campus Ministry sponsors mission trip to support migrant workers

DU Campus Ministry sponsors mission trip to support migrant workers

Sairah Aslam | Staff Writer 03/22/18 For years, Duquesne students have participated in a tradition of service and advocacy. Included in this tradition is the continued support for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and their rights for the past 30 years. In 1993, farmworkers created the Coalition of Immokalee Workers as a grassroots advocacy organization […]

A look into the meaning of Duquesne’s crucifixes

A look into the meaning of Duquesne’s crucifixes

Krystina Primack | Staff Writer 03/22/2018 As Easter approaches, we are reminded that this time of year provides an opportunity to consider how Duquesne University, a Catholic institution, welcomes and serves students from different faiths and cultural backgrounds. This includes the role that religious iconography plays in producing meaning in the lives of students who […]

Fireside Chat discusses the new strategic plan

Fireside Chat discusses the new strategic plan

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/16/17 On Nov. 13, the student body had an opportunity to engage with Duquesne’s administration about the university’s new five-year plan. The “Fireside Chat” with President Ken Gormley and other administration officials from Gormley’s advisory council was hosted by the Student Government Association. The evening began with Gormley introducing and […]

Campus Ministry celebrates peace with an 11 day event

Campus Ministry celebrates peace with an 11 day event

Zach Landau | A&E Editor North Korean nuclear threats. Genocide in Myanmar. Civil wars in Syria and Yemen. War and struggle seem to dominate the headlines which sets a fitting stage for an annual international celebration of peace, including events on Duquesne’s campus. The International Day of Peace, sometimes called World Peace Day, is observed […]

Hurricane Harvey has impacts on Duquesne community

Hurricane Harvey has impacts on Duquesne community

Kaye Burnet | Staff Writer “If I was still there, I would definitely have been flooded.” Duquesne senior psychology student and army veteran Nicole Marshall lived in Houston for a total of 13 years, from the ages of nine to 17, then as an adult from 2010 to 2015. In that time, she lived in […]

From pharmacy to seminary: A student’s journey

From pharmacy to seminary: A student’s journey

By Jamie Crow | Staff Writer At Duquesne, Academic Walk leads all students past the Laval House. But Matthew Broeren, a senior healthcare supply chain management major and Spiritan seminarian, was led to the Laval House in a different way. He entered Duquesne as a pharmacy major, and he stayed in that program for three […]

Two Spiritans named cardinals by Pope Francis

Two Spiritans named cardinals by Pope Francis

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor Spiritan priests are a mainstay on Duquesne’s campus. Now, for the first time, the order will be represented in the prestigious College of Cardinals. On Oct. 9, Pope Francis announced the appointment of 17 new Cardinals during his regular Sunday address to St. Peter’s Square. Monsignor Maurice Piat, the […]

French connections: The Lourdes Grotto

French connections: The Lourdes Grotto

By Sydney McCabe | The Duquesne Duke Cloaked in moss and nestled in a far corner of campus away from the hustle and bustle of A-Walk, the Grotto provides the perfect spot for prayerful meditators, day-dreamers, stress-relief seekers and sunset watchers alike. But despite the frequent visits it receives, many Duquesne students have little to […]