staff editorial

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 […]

Black Friday feeds into consumerism, loses Thanksgiving spirit

Black Friday feeds into consumerism, loses Thanksgiving spirit

By Duke Staff 11/15/17 For most, the last Thursday of November is a time for food, relaxation and giving thanks. Recently, however, the idea and practice of Thanksgiving has been diluted by Black Friday. For years, Black Friday has come earlier and earlier, encroaching on the holiday we’re truly trying to celebrate. For many reasons, […]

Kevin Spacey comes out amidst sexual assault allegations

Kevin Spacey comes out amidst sexual assault allegations

By Duke Staff 11/1/17 Following the scandal surrounding the mounting allegations of sexual assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein earlier this month, more victims have been inspired to come out and speak about their experiences within the hushed world of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry. The latest allegations come from Anthony Rapp, a Broadway and […]

Issues of the 90’s still persist today

Issues of the 90’s still persist today

By Duke Staff 10/25/17 The more things change, the more things stay the same. From the grunge-rock genre to Fox News, so much of American culture, experience and perception of the new millennia is derived from the major events of the 1990s and early 2000s. But there are demons that we’ve been battling as a […]

How to relieve stress and prepare for finals

How to relieve stress and prepare for finals

By Duke Staff 10/11/17 So you’ve just finished midterms, your brain is fried and you’re not feeling too great. The Duke is here to let you know it’s not the end of the world. Here are a few tips on how to bounce back from exams. Firstly, take advantage of being at a small college. […]

In midst of tragedy, citizens are staying positive

In midst of tragedy, citizens are staying positive

By Duke Staff 10/5/2017 “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” This quote from one of Pittsburgh’s greatest legends, Mr. Rogers, refers to what his mother would tell him when he was a boy seeing the many “scary things” happening in the news. The world today is unfortunately no better, […]

DACA deserves our protection

DACA deserves our protection

By: Duke Staff Families torn apart. People shipped off to places they don’t know or can hardly remember. These are the consequences of the recent announcement from the Trump administration to scrap the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigrant program. This cruel policy change is now a reality for 800,000 young DACA recipients who […]

Showing support vital in light of Hurricane Harvey destruction

Showing support vital in light of Hurricane Harvey destruction

By: Duke Staff In the wake of the destruction left by Hurricane Harvey, the worst rainstorm in United States history, there are many ways Duquesne students can aid in the relief of the Houston area – and with more than just sympathetic tweets. One great way to help is through the university’s crowdfunding campaign. Announced […]

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 […]