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DU ranked fourth locally in student debt

DU ranked fourth locally in student debt

04/11/2019 By Duke Staff Student loan debt and the mounting cost of higher education is often the source of self-deprecating jokes and existential woes that plague college students. Students here at Duquesne are no stranger to this phenomenon —as we have previously reported and the student body is painfully aware of, the university has increased […]

Duke staff looks forward

Duke staff looks forward

12/06/2018 By Duke Staff Josiah: While the past year has seen a lot wonderful time spent with a lot of my favorite people, I look forward to the clean slate that 2019 will bring. In a year full of ups and downs, I hope to keep a positive outlook looking forward, and I have big […]

Climate change is a growing danger

Climate change is a growing danger

11/15/2018 By Duke Staff The images coming out of California leave a horrific impression. It looks like one is witnessing Armageddon or taking a peek into Dante’s mind when he envisioned Hell. Since Nov. 8, California has been devastated by three incredibly destructive — and deadly — wildfires. The Camp Fire, located north of Sacramento, […]

After tragedy, voting more important than ever

After tragedy, voting more important than ever

11/01/2018 By Duke Staff Unreal. Sickening. Saddening. Horrifying. These are the thoughts on so many minds as our whole city is still reeling from the horrific massacre that occurred on Saturday at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill. 11 Jewish worshippers were gunned down, along with six wounded (four were police and SWAT […]

STAFF ED: SGA budget transparency still lacking

STAFF ED: SGA budget transparency still lacking

09/13/2018 By Duke Staff “I think it’s essential that we release the budget.” — James Joyce, current SGA Vice President of Finance in 2018. “Transparency is one of the key elements that we would like to focus on … I think that we need to make SGA more transparent.” — Maria Miller, current SGA Vice […]

Duke staff grateful for advisor’s decade-long service

Duke staff grateful for advisor’s decade-long service

Duke Staff 04/26/2018 With bittersweet hearts, we present to you more than just the last paper of the academic year, but also a shift in The Duke’s internal staff. With the end of the semester, we say goodbye to Robert “Bobby” Kerlik, who has been The Duke’s academic advisor for 10 years. His advisory position […]

Student publications vital to campus communities

Student publications vital to campus communities

Duke Staff 04/19/2018 The U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment lays out the fundamental dedication to the protection of the press. However, America has struggled with preserving that freedom. Between growing attacks from right-wing politicians and supporters, along with the lack of financial support, newsrooms everywhere are in a tight spot. Similarly, college newsrooms have faced these […]

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 […]

Mr. Rogers would want you to be a good neighbor

Mr. Rogers would want you to be a good neighbor

By Duke Staff 2/22/18 It’s been a rough week. Really rough. And while we have many thoughts about the state of everything, we wanted to take a break this week and focus on something close to our Pittsburgh home: Mister Rogers. This past Monday was the 50th Anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and after such […]

Fights may occur during the holidays; be nice

Fights may occur during the holidays; be nice

By Duke Staff 12/7/17 With the semester winding down and break just around the corner, a reprieve from the stresses of the world is tantalizingly within reach. A few weeks to relax, recoup and restart is just what winter break calls for. That is, until your relatives show up. Because let’s be real: Not every […]

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