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Hippies advocating for Peace

Hippies advocating for Peace

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor 2/22/18 Through the devastation of war, it is time we consider the side of peace and love. As a society, we should agree to put down our weapons, open our mind and consider the side of the flower children. By standing alongside the flower children, also currently regarded as […]

American Astronauts Land on the Moon

American Astronauts Land on the Moon

By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist 2/22/18 The ratings indicate that 530 million people gathered around their television sets on July 20 to watch man land on the Moon. Those who tuned in heard the words from Neil Armstrong that could change the course of our history: “[O]ne small step for [a] man, one giant […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Delivers inspiring Speech

Martin Luther King Jr. Delivers inspiring Speech

By Vince Gullo III | Staff Columnist 2/22/18 There are certain moments in history when one can feel that they are in the presence of something great. The feeling cannot be explained or quantified, but when someone is in the moment of importance, they know it. That is how over 250,000 individuals felt on Aug. […]

Take a trip back in time: Life on the Bluff 50 years ago

Take a trip back in time: Life on the Bluff 50 years ago

02/01/2018 By Jamie Crow | Staff Writer In United States history, 1968 stands as one of the most eventful years to date. As the U.S. made its attempt to get a man on the moon, the country erupted in protests, both about the raging Vietnam War and civil rights issues. Martin Luther King Jr. and […]

A leap back in time: How life on the Bluff has changed since 1957

A leap back in time: How life on the Bluff has changed since 1957

By Jamie Crow | Staff Writer  11/09/2017 Mid-November 1957 was a very busy time on the Bluff. Veterans Day events, Greek life rushes and Homecoming festivities filled the Thanksgiving month with an air of excitement. There was also a meeting held with an anti-Communist group, as well as plenty of Marlboro advertisements to embody the […]

Blast from the past: How WWII affected The Duke

Blast from the past: How WWII affected The Duke

By Jamie Crow | Staff Writer “Buy Bonds and Pray for Peace.” That was the request that the Duquesne Durational made in its second issue, published on July 30, 1943. The Duquesne Durational took the place of The Duquesne Duke during World War II, and the issues published over its four-year duration give an interesting […]