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Blue Slide Park Mac Miller name change unofficial

Blue Slide Park Mac Miller name change unofficial

Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 03/14/19 Blue Slide Park, the section of Frick Park made famous by Mac Miller’s studio debut album of the same name, had briefly appeared on Apple Maps as “Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Park” and Google Maps as “Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Playground” earlier this week. The change has been reversed […]

Low temperatures spark climate change debate. Again.

Low temperatures spark climate change debate. Again.

01/31/2019 By Duke Staff As temperatures dip to record lows in Pittsburgh and across the Midwest, residents are warned to avoid leaving their homes. Schools and universities have cancelled several days worth of classes in anticipation of the below-zero wind chills (including Duquesne, albeit late with their 8 a.m. cancellation on Wednesday morning). And, of […]

Social media has downsides, negative impact on users

Social media has downsides, negative impact on users

10/25/2018 By Lauren Humphreys | Staff Columnist  Social media is the ultimate marker of 21st century social (or perhaps, anti-social) interaction. The ever increasing digital dominance of platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook make face-to-face human interaction a rare daily occurrence. We do not need studies to show us this — anyone who […]

Social media restrictive; limiting of real-life experiences

Social media restrictive; limiting of real-life experiences

10/04/2018 By Kendra Kneisl | Staff Columnist  Social media is ever-present in our lives. We wake up and send streaks. We go to the bathroom and scour Instagram for likes. We mindlessly refresh Twitter between lulls in the conversation. Within the last decade, connectivity has gone from a somatic to an automatic function. We feel […]

Trump’s tweets once again spark controversy

Trump’s tweets once again spark controversy

09/20/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor As mainland America prepares for restoration efforts following Hurricane Florence’s landfall, President Trump took to Twitter once again with what might just be his worst and most disturbing take yet: The roughly 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico following the devastating Hurricane Maria were fabricated by the left in […]

Fighting fake news in the era of the Sinclair Script

Fighting fake news in the era of the Sinclair Script

04/05/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Sinclair Broadcast Group is the largest telecommunications company in the United States, owning a total of 193 stations across the nation. With an estimated influence in 40 percent of American households, Sinclair has a say in what nearly half of the country’s citizens see on the local news. […]

Facebook comes under fire for selling identities

Facebook comes under fire for selling identities

03/22/2018 By Duke Staff Online privacy may be a new oxymoron. News broke this week about Facebook’s involvement with the far-right Cambridge Analytica data firm that showed the world that social media sites don’t much care about your privacy. A user, to Zuckerberg or any other data analyst, is just some point that can be […]

Alec Baldwin wrongfully attacks sexual assault victim

Alec Baldwin wrongfully attacks sexual assault victim

By Vincent Gullo III 2/7/18 Just last week, actor and famed SNL Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin caused controversy with his comments regarding the sexual abuse allegations made against movie director Woody Allen and his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. Farrow, who has accused Allen of sexually abusing her when she was 7, graphically stated in her […]

‘#Me too’ shows solidarity with sexual assault victims

‘#Me too’ shows solidarity with sexual assault victims

By Duke Staff 10/19/2017 In the wake of the numerous sexual accusations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, the #MeToo campaign — a social media movement led by women and men revealing their own experiences with sexual harassment and assault — emerged, leading to an abundance of people on several social media platforms coming forward. Several […]

BTS returns with delightful ‘Love Yourself’

BTS returns with delightful ‘Love Yourself’

By Leah Devorak | Editor-in-Chief 10/12/17 Eleven albums later, somehow, this group never gets old. In mid-September, BTS dropped its first release, Love Yourself: ‘Her,’ since experiencing the most successful year of its career. The Korean group won a Billboard Music Award back in May and has since grown its online presence by garnering just […]

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