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Trump suggestions undermine free press

Trump suggestions undermine free press

11/29/2018 By Duke Staff “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” We started a news article in […]

Election recap 2018: Midterms bring blue wave, diversity

Election recap 2018: Midterms bring blue wave, diversity

11/08/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor  On a chilly fall morning, lines began to form outside of polling locations all around the U.S. Following a series of massive social media movements aimed at encouraging all who could — mainly America’s young people — to vote, Telegraph estimates that about 113 million people participated in […]

Election Day should be holiday

Election Day should be holiday

11/08/2018 By Hallie Lauer | Features Editor In 1845, Congress decided that Election Day would be on the first Tuesday of November. This decision was made largely because it was a full day’s ride with horse-drawn buggies to the local polling place, and in order to prevent disruption to the sabbath, or market days which […]

Migrant caravan needs our support

Migrant caravan needs our support

10/25/2018 By Duke Staff Imagine leaving behind all you knew to trek over 1,000 mile to a place you’ve only ever heard of, where the leader actively despises you. This is the situation that several thousand Central American asylum seekers have found themselves in over the past three weeks. The U.S. government’s response has been […]

Healthcare epidemic brings up complex, layered issues

Healthcare epidemic brings up complex, layered issues

10/11/2018 By Charles Megginson | Contributor  There’s no such thing as a free lunch – and if there’s no such thing as a free lunch, there’s definitely no such thing as free healthcare. America is facing a crippling healthcare epidemic, fueling intense political debate over the direction we, as a nation, should go in guaranteeing […]

Men are not the ones most endangered by U.S. society

Men are not the ones most endangered by U.S. society

10/11/2018 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist  Last Tuesday, President Trump claimed that, “it is a very scary time for young men in America.” He also made the comment that, “you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of,” and that this is a huge problem that goes beyond what happened with […]

Sexual assault remains a pervasive problem on college campuses

Sexual assault remains a pervasive problem on college campuses

09/20/2018 By Duke Staff In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the reckoning of long neglected sexual assault accusations at all societal levels continues to grab the headlines and hold offenders accountable. However, nearly a year after the birth of #MeToo, complacency is a threat to its momentum. With recent developments, it’s important to remember […]

Gun debate continues, assault weapons unnecessary

Gun debate continues, assault weapons unnecessary

Spencer Murphy | Staff Columnist  04/26/2018 In the current environment surrounding the debate on gun control, it is hard to reach a satisfying position. The general disagreement, at least currently, is focused on automatic weapons and if the right to own such weapons is justified. Many people want these weapons outlawed for a simple reason: […]

Trump encourages bigotry with transgender ban

Trump encourages bigotry with transgender ban

04/05/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Well, folks, Trump is back at it again. This time, he reawakened last summer’s woes surrounding the government’s attempts to ban transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military. Not only that, but he made his announcement in the week leading up to the International Transgender Day of […]

The Second Amendment should be reevaluated

The Second Amendment should be reevaluated

04/05/2018 By Eddie Zakreski | Contributor  The Second Amendment reads, “A well regulated Militia (sic), being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This is one of the most controversial sentences in the Constitution. The language establishes that the right […]