Trump administration

U.S. aversion to absolute executive power leads to success

U.S. aversion to absolute executive power leads to success

02/07/2019 By Alexander Wolfe | Staff Columnist “When you have power, people try to take it from you always,” said Lynne Cheney to her husband Dick while the two sat and puzzled about the man’s political future. At least, according to Vice director and writer Adam McKay. For those people who closely monitor executive activity, […]

A Shattered Cultural Mosaic

A Shattered Cultural Mosaic

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 06/20/2018 “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” These words, iconic and once defining of a nation, were penned by Emma Lazarus in 1883. Then, 20 years later, they were mounted on the Statue of Liberty as part of a poem called “The New […]

Tariffs on Canadian paper pose threat to US newsrooms

Tariffs on Canadian paper pose threat to US newsrooms

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 04/26/18 According to the Associated Press, there were 276,000 more journalists in the country 20 years ago than the 150,000 that work in the U.S. today. In the past two decades, journalism as a profession has decreased by 65 percent. With the proliferation of online news platforms and the sharp […]

Panel suggests ways to fight back against fake news

Panel suggests ways to fight back against fake news

Raymond Arke | News Editor 01/25/18 Fake news. Alternative facts. Crooked media. Over the past year, these phrases have fixated themselves into everyday life. The dangers these labels present and what they really mean took center stage at “Media Literacy and Battling Fake News,” a panel discussion sponsored by the Duquesne chapter of the Society […]

The ongoing battle between the White House and the press

The ongoing battle between the White House and the press

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor 12/7/17 Unfortunately, the problem with the Trump administration and the press continues. Justin Sink, news journalist for Bloomberg, reported a strange incident with deputy White House Press secretary Hogan Gidley on Twitter. The exchange happened on a flight from Utah to D.C., where Gidley firmly denied to answer any […]

Trans people deserve equal protection under law

Trans people deserve equal protection under law

By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor 10/12/17 Every time the United States administration does something stupid, I think to myself, “Well, at least it can’t possibly get any worse than this.” And then it does. We’ve hit a moral rock bottom, and instead of offering a ladder, Attorney General Jeff Sessions broke out the shovel […]