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Elsinore Bennu Think Tank: A beacon of restorative justice

Katia Faroun and Griffin Sendek | The Duquesne Duke Standing on the Bluff facing west, students have a striking view of Pittsburgh’s historical South Side, Mount Washington and the majestic Ohio River, with the Allegheny County Jail prevailing in the foreground. A mere stone’s throw away from Duquesne’s campus and close enough for students to […]

SCOTUS to hear three landmark LGBTQ+ workers-rights cases in next term

SCOTUS to hear three landmark LGBTQ+ workers-rights cases in next term

04/25/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Searching for the right job is no walk in the park. College grads would be hard-pressed to name a bigger source of stress than answering the dreaded question, “What comes next?” But for gay and transgender Americans, the job search is made all the more difficult by the […]

We need to change the way we think about immigration in the U.S.

We need to change the way we think about immigration in the U.S.

04/04/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor At the end of March, photos taken under a bridge in El Paso took the internet by storm. Hundreds of migrant families were packed into a parking lot, surrounded with razor-wire. The ground was covered in trash. Children, with their cheeks pressed up against the fence, looked out […]

Bryan Stevenson speaks on how to change the world

Bryan Stevenson speaks on how to change the world

04/04/19 Griffin Sendek | Features Editor As part of Robert Morris University Pittsburgh Speakers Series, Bryan Stevenson, an acclaimed lawyer famous for his work in criminal justice reform, was invited to give a speech at Heinz Hall on March 27 Stevenson structured his lecture around the ways in which people can change the world, beginning […]

Release the Mueller report!

Release the Mueller report!

03/28/2019 By Duke Staff The anticipated end to the “Mueller report,” which has grabbed headlines and reigned over cable news chyrons for the 22 month span of the investigation, dominated national attention on Sunday afternoon. All of this attention, and we haven’t even seen it yet. If for some reason you have been living under […]

Duquesne professor’s lecture on newest book

Duquesne professor’s lecture on newest book

03/28/2019 Ashley Newman | Staff Writer When a government passes legislation giving more rights to its citizens, the decision is often celebrated. Rights are usually viewed in a positive light as giving citizens more freedom than they had before. Duquesne professor Clifford Bob took an atypical approach to rights in his new book, Rights as […]

New Zealand gun laws changed after Christchurch shooting

New Zealand gun laws changed after Christchurch shooting

03/21/2019 By Alyse Kaminski On Friday, March 15, I received an update on my phone that a man entered the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Center in Christchurch, New Zealand and killed 50 people. I was surprised that I wasn’t being informed about an attack in the United States, but that did not […]

Tucker Carlson drama demonstrates Fox News’ true colors once more

Tucker Carlson drama demonstrates Fox News’ true colors once more

03/14/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor As time goes on, it gets harder and harder to find any redeeming qualities in the cesspool that is Fox News. From accusations of editorializing news stories with a right-wing twist to alleged sexual harassment, the network’s bigwigs face a list of controversies that could span a country […]

Faces of Homelessness: Generosity amidst hardship

Faces of Homelessness: Generosity amidst hardship

3/14/2019 Katia Faroun and Griffin Sendek Writers from The Duke went into the city to gather the stories and opinions of people without homes. Duquesne University is located between Uptown and Downtown, where there’s a significant population of homeless individuals. This week, Robert spent some time talking to us about his experiences being homeless in […]

Green New Deal a good start, but lacks funding, alienates moderates

Green New Deal a good start, but lacks funding, alienates moderates

03/14/2019 By Alexander Wolfe | Staff Columnist  The resolution introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) has been the subject of national media curiosity for some time since its introduction on Feb. 7. Fancying my own ability to sift through complex economic and political language, I took the time to read […]

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