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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 […]

Ex-New York Post journalist recounts 9/11

Ex-New York Post journalist recounts 9/11

Raymond Arke | News Editor 03/22/2018 March 20 marked the 15th anniversary of the Iraq War. American troops still patrol Baghdad streets long after the capture and overthrow of Saddam Hussein. While not directly related, the war in Iraq will forever be framed by the events of 9/11. Now, years later, one New York journalist […]

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 […]

Duquesne students go far and wide for Spring Break 2018

Duquesne students go far and wide for Spring Break 2018

While many students are perfectly content to stay home and get some well-needed rest during Spring Break, just as many use the time as an opportunity to travel. Whether it be a beach getaway, a road trip or a study abroad course, there are plenty of options available for students — both through Duquesne and […]

DU student studies in Iceland

DU student studies in Iceland

By Claudia Hardy | Staff Writer 11/02/2017 Deciding to study abroad is exhilarating, but the real challenge is choosing where to go. Duquesne offers a wide variety of study abroad programs, but some students have their mind set on a specific place that Duquesne does not sponsor. Kimberly Bischof, a third-year environmental science major, did […]

Freshman death during hazing ritual raises concerns

Freshman death during hazing ritual raises concerns

By Vince Gullo | Staff Columnist 10/19/2017 What ever happened to good old keg stands and toga parties? Just recently, a freshman at Louisiana State University was found dead on a couch at the university’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity chapter house. As tragic as the event was, it unfortunately is not surprising. The fraternity hazing […]

Duquesne grad student joins 100 mile veteran march

Duquesne grad student joins 100 mile veteran march

Raymond Arke | News Editor 10/05/17 The drive from Pittsburgh to Erie is a long one, but imagine walking it. For a small group of veterans, including one Duquesne student, this is what they plan to do next weekend. Anthony Powell, a veteran and graduate student at Duquesne, will be participating in the 40th Annual […]

Transgender students’ battle on bathroom

Transgender students’ battle on bathroom

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  On Feb. 22, President Donald Trump rescinded protections that allowed transgender students to use the bathroom that best fit with their gender identity. Several civil rights officers from the Justice Department and Education Department invalidated former President Barrack Obama’s idea that nondiscriminatory laws were the basis for freedom of […]

Police seek public’s help in search for missing Duquesne student [UPDATED]

Police seek public’s help in search for missing Duquesne student [UPDATED]

Brandon Addeo | News Editor This story will be updated as more information becomes available. Check back regularly for updates. UPDATE 12:45 p.m. 3/6/2017 Police confirmed that a body found this morning in the Ohio River is that of missing Duquesne student Dakota James. Read more here. UPDATE 5:00 p.m. 2/28/2017 Pittsburgh Police held a […]

Private student loans can be predatory, experts say

Private student loans can be predatory, experts say

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor The words “student loans” can strike fear in any college student’s heart. While they help many students afford college, sometimes the loaning system can hurt the people it is supposed to help. Financial aid and loans can often appear confusing to many college students, according to Elizabeth Baylor, Director […]

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