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Pittsburgh gun control legislation is a necessary step in preventing attacks

Pittsburgh gun control legislation is a necessary step in preventing attacks

04/11/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor On April 9, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signed into action legislation that would restrict the use of assault-style weapons, like the one used to kill 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue last October. We unfortunately live in a time in which every public event comes with […]

Gun control debate

Gun control debate

04/04/2019 By Duke Staff While the national outlook for gun control in America is often disheartening, advocates in Pittsburgh are finally able to celebrate a local win this week. In a 6-3 vote by the Pittsburgh City Council on April 2, three gun-control bills were passed in response to the Tree of Life shooting last […]

Duquesne community remembers Kristallnacht

Duquesne community remembers Kristallnacht

Samantha Zapach | Staff Writer 11/15/2018 To commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Duquesne community came together to honor all victims, past and present, affected by anti-Semitic acts of violence. A candlelight vigil was held on Friday, Nov. 9 on Academic Walk in front of the Student Union to not only mark the anniversary […]

Campus organizations donate funds to synagogue

Campus organizations donate funds to synagogue

Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer 11/08/18 It has been a little over a week since the Tree of Life shooting in Squirrel Hill, but support from the Pittsburgh community – and beyond – has been abundant. Groups and organizations on Duquesne’s campus are supporting the Tree of Life synagogue after the shooting in any way […]

Duquesne community mourns shooting victims as U.S. President visits city

Duquesne community mourns shooting victims as U.S. President visits city

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 11/01/18 This story initially ran online on Oct. 27 under the title “At least 11 killed in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue, Duquesne ‘devastated and terribly saddened.’” It has been updated with the latest information, including coverage of Duquesne’s inter-faith service and President Trump’s visit. Early on Saturday morning, a gunman entered […]