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Pittsburgh Irish Festival went off without hitch

Pittsburgh Irish Festival went off without hitch

Ashley Newman | Staff Writer 09/12/2019 As I walked through Sandcastle waterpark, the scene looked pretty desolate. The closed park was almost completely empty, with dry pools and windows closed on every concession stand. As people neared the entrance of the park, the faint sound of bagpipes began. The 29th annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival was […]

Mural created in East Liberty to honor Mac Miller

Mural created in East Liberty to honor Mac Miller

Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer 09/12/2019 Art can do a lot of things. It can make our surroundings more beautiful, it can express and communicate emotions and it can move and impact a community. The Mac Miller memorial mural in East Liberty does all of those things. Miller, born Malcolm J. McCormick, grew up in […]

Pittsburgh New Works Festival held at DU

Pittsburgh New Works Festival held at DU

09/05/2019 By Kellen Stepler  Duquesne University’s Genesius Theater is home to Duquesne’s Red Masquers, the Spotlight Musical Theater Company and the Mary Pappert School of Music. And now, it’s home to the Pittsburgh New Works Festival (PNWF) in the festival’s 29th year. For the past six years, the event was held at Carnegie Stages. The […]

Duquesne’s Chuck Cooper headed to Hall of Fame

Duquesne’s Chuck Cooper headed to Hall of Fame

Adam Lindner | Staff Writer Sept. 5, 2019 Per a 2016 article by The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears, more than 74% of players on NBA rosters were black men during the 2015-16 season. Roughly 69 years ago, however, the league’s racial barrier had yet to be broken. So, when Chuck Cooper — a Duquesne basketball […]

A-10 releases men’s basketball schedule

A-10 releases men’s basketball schedule

Adam Lindner | Staff Writer Sept. 5, 2019 On Wednesday, Sept. 4, the Atlantic 10 Conference released its men’s basketball league schedule, solidifying Duquesne’s basketball slate in the process. In addition to the non-conference portion of Duquesne’s schedule, which was revealed on Aug. 15, the Dukes will play a total of 30 regular season games […]

Men’s soccer gets first win of the season over Oakland

Men’s soccer gets first win of the season over Oakland

Dom Ferro | Staff Writer Sept. 5, 2019 After starting the season with a 1-1 draw against Bowling Green, the Duquesne men’s soccer team (1-0-1) bounced back with a win against the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies (1-1-0) on Sunday afternoon. Momentum was on the Grizzlies’ side after their season-opening win on Friday, Aug. 30, when […]

DU, Pitt co-host volleyball tournament

DU, Pitt co-host volleyball tournament

David Borne | Sports Editor Sept. 5, 2019 Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh will co-host the ChampYinz Volleyball Invitational this weekend. Matches begin on Friday at PPG Paints Arena before the action moves to Pitt’s Fitzgerald Field House on Saturday. Green Bay and Ohio State will join the Dukes and Panthers as the […]

Looking Down the Line — Week 1

Looking Down the Line — Week 1

Drew White | Staff Writer Sept. 5, 2019 Welcome to your weekly picks center. This segment will go through each weekends’ slate of games, with a focus mainly on NCAA football and the NFL, and pick some projected winners along with some potential upsets to keep an eye on. Now, let’s pick some winners and watch some games. College Football Picks: Vanderbilt @ […]

Federal prohibition on marijuana use ought to be removed

Federal prohibition on marijuana use ought to be removed

08/29/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist  Marijuana legalization is the latest trend sweeping the nation. Before 2010, no state had legalized marijuana for public recreational consumption, but within a single decade, 11 states have lifted their prohibition on the herbal drug. While marijuana has been slowly legalized state-by-state, the federal prohibition on marijuana must […]

Rainforest fires part of disturbing trend

Rainforest fires part of disturbing trend

08/29/2019 By Duke Staff It’s 3 p.m. in São Paulo, and the skies overhead are black. Hundreds of miles away, the Amazon rainforest is burning. Last week, a cold front carried the plume of smoke clear across Brazil and blotted out the sun, turning day to night in the city named for Paul the Apostle. […]

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