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Former foster youth advocates for policy change

Former foster youth advocates for policy change

Hallie Lauer | Features Editor 06/21/18 In 2015, more than 670,000 children spent time in foster care. To put that into perspective, that is enough children to fill the A.J. Palumbo Center about 152 times. Lawrence White, a Pittsburgh native, had lived in nearly 20 homes, shelters or group homes by the time he hit […]

Two students attend national STEM event

Two students attend national STEM event

Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor 11/30/17 Two Duquesne students recently traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to present their research in front of 1,800 plus students from 350 colleges and universities at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Senior biochemistry major Tiffany Ricketts and junior environmental science major Kelsey Coates were both chosen to […]

Students are bound by expensive textbook prices

Students are bound by expensive textbook prices

By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor College isn’t cheap. That’s no secret. A wise and well-meaning high school teacher once told me that my university years would be the most expensive of my life, and with a second year of ramen noodles for dinner in full-swing, I’m absolutely positive she was right. But university expenses […]

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 […]

Duquesne, nursing students clash over diplomas

Duquesne, nursing students clash over diplomas

Raymond Arke | News Editor A group of 24 nursing students had their diplomas withheld because they failed to meet a Duquesne-set minimum score on a national nursing preparatory test, various Pittsburgh news outlets first reported on June 6. The Health Education System, Inc, or HESI, exam is a nationally offered test that prepares nursing […]

Students stage silent protest of budget cuts before Liberal Arts faculty meeting [UPDATED]

Students stage silent protest of budget cuts before Liberal Arts faculty meeting [UPDATED]

  By Kaye Burnet and Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke More than 50 people, mostly Duquesne students, lined the hallway of the first floor of College Hall in silent protest against recent budget cuts to the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts and the Duquesne University press Friday at noon. The protest occurred outside the […]

Duquesne advises int’l students affected by Trump’s immigration ban

Duquesne advises int’l students affected by Trump’s immigration ban

Brandon Addeo | News Editor Duquesne’s Office of International Programs sent out an email on Jan. 30 to international students affected by President Trump’s recently enacted Executive Order on Immigration, which bars entry of foreign nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries into the United States over the next 90 days. “Over the weekend, many people from around the world traveling […]

Students can still register to vote, Department of State says

Students can still register to vote, Department of State says

Raymond Arke | Staff Writer As the Duquesne Student Government prepares to launch their annual student voter registration drive, levels of registered college students have reached the lowest levels in 40 years. A survey by Tuft University showed that in 2012, only 22 percent of college-aged students voted. John Hanley, a political science professor, said […]

Seniors report hope, anxiety for the future

Seniors report hope, anxiety for the future

Carolyn Conte and Raymond Arke | The Duquesne Duke The curtain is drawing to a close for many students’ college days. Many graduating seniors have begun to look ahead towards their new lives — with equal parts anticipation and anxiety. The Duke sat down with several to reflect on their undergraduate years and look into […]

Quiet floors filled with egregious sounds

              By Katie Borzellica