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Netbooks: an inexpensive alternative to laptops

Netbooks: an inexpensive alternative to laptops

03/21/2019 Krystina Primack | Staff Writer Although we are now more than halfway through the Spring semester, it’s never too early to think toward the future and plan ahead to the fall. For continuing students, some of this planning might revolve around technology and budgeting — namely, students might need to consider how to choose […]

Men’s basketball team set for Brooklyn, A-10 tourney

Men’s basketball team set for Brooklyn, A-10 tourney

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor March 14, 2019 Months after being selected to finish eleventh in the 14-member Atlantic 10, the Duquesne men’s basketball team heads to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the A-10 Championship seeded No. 7. That’s thanks to a three-game improvement in the A-10, as well as the emergence of several key contributors. […]

Duquesne loses to SLU, falls to 10-7 in conference

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer March 6, 2019 The Duquesne men’s basketball team fell Wednesday evening to the Saint Louis Billikens, 85-75. The Dukes’ Eric Williams Jr. led all scorers with 40 points, sinking seven of his nine 3-point attempts. Williams’ 40 points were a new career high for the sophomore swingman. Saint Louis senior […]

Dukes have much to play for following victory over UMass

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer March 4, 2019 Duquesne earned a crucial victory Saturday at home against the Massachusetts Minutemen. It lifted the Dukes to 10-6 in the Atlantic 10 and 19-10 overall, tying the program’s highest win total since the 2010-11 season. The final tally of 80-73 suggests a more comfortable win than it […]

Dual-sport Taylor relinquishes one dream for another

Dual-sport Taylor relinquishes one dream for another

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Feb. 28, 2019 Kellon Taylor arrived at Duquesne in 2016 tasked with the sports-lover’s ultimate fantasy: Compete dually for separate NCAA Division I athletic teams. Instead of heading to a FBS-level institution on a football-only scholarship, or giving up football for basketball altogether somewhere else, Taylor opted for the Bluff, […]

Duquesne swim & dive team wins A-10 championship

Duquesne swim & dive team wins A-10 championship

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Feb. 28, 2019 Following last year’s victory in the Atlantic 10 Championships, the Duquesne women’s swimming & diving team returned to the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, to defend its title. Despite some stiff competition, the Dukes are now Atlantic 10 champions for the second season in a row. The […]

DU lacrosse rolls to win over SFU, improves to 3-0

DU lacrosse rolls to win over SFU, improves to 3-0

Drew White | Staff Writer Feb. 28, 2019 On Wednesday afternoon, Duquesne had the chance to open its season 3-0 for the first time since 1999, and it certainly didn’t squander the opportunity to do so. The Dukes dominated Saint Francis (Pa.) from start to finish at Arthur J. Rooney Field, taking the contest 17-2. […]

New project shares context for local communities

New project shares context for local communities

According to the 2017 U.S. Census, 22 percent of Pittsburgh residents live below the poverty line. That means nearly 1 in 5 people on the streets of Pittsburgh are living in poverty, compared to the national average of 14.6 percent. In recent months, there has been plenty of coverage about the unity of the people […]

Season’s final stretch vital for Duquesne’s hopes

Season’s final stretch vital for Duquesne’s hopes

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Feb. 21, 2019 At long last, the Atlantic 10 men’s basketball standings are finally beginning to take shape. Surprises and disappointments abound, and Duquesne finds itself right in the middle of it all. With just over two weeks remaining in the regular season, Duquesne sits sixth in the conference’s standings […]

We Want Fish Sticks explores franchise’s dysfunction

<em>We Want Fish Sticks</em> explores franchise’s dysfunction

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Feb. 21, 2019 On Feb. 18, the Duquesne chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) hosted a promotional book talk for We Want Fish Sticks, authored by Nick Hirshon. We Want Fish Sticks tells the story of the New York Islanders’ infamous rebranding efforts — and subsequent failures — […]