violence

Spike in Downtown violence disturbing, but not unfixable

Spike in Downtown violence disturbing, but not unfixable

08/29/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger |  Editor-in-Chief One month. Three stabbings. Four victims. The news coming out of Pittsburgh’s central business district hasn’t been very good lately, to say the least. A wave of violence has taken downtown by its throat and squeezed; summer in the Steel City hasn’t been kind. Around 11:40 a.m. on Aug. […]

We should care about Sri Lanka attack more than Notre Dame fire

We should care about Sri Lanka attack more than Notre Dame fire

04/25/2019 By Duke Staff Tragedy struck in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, when nine suicide bombers killed more than 300 people and injured hundreds more in coordinated attacks at churches and hotels throughout the country. According to USA Today, Sri Lanka’s Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene has stated that the attacks, which targeted the nation’s Christian […]

Pittsburgh synagogue tragedy sparks gun control debate

Pittsburgh synagogue tragedy sparks gun control debate

11/01/2018 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist  “Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.” “Cars kill people, too, but we don’t ban cars.” “I need guns for protection in my home.” The list of arguments from proponents of the Second Amendment goes on and on. To me, they are not arguments. They are excuses. And […]

SeaWorld remains destructive despite support

SeaWorld remains destructive despite support

Rachel Pierce | Staff Columnist 04/19/2018 Correction: The original run of this article erroneously attributed stated opinions to the entire San Diego Union-Tribune, when in actuality the opinion was expressed in a Letter to the Editor. The piece has been updated to reflect this correction. A Letter to the Editor published in The San Diego […]

Duquesne will not discipline high school protesters

Duquesne will not discipline high school protesters

Alex Wolfe | Staff Writer 04/12/2018 In reaction to the sheer volume of students participating in the national walkouts, many high schools were faced with a choice: to punish their students for their actions or to support their right to protest. President Ken Gormley announced in late February that students’ admissions decisions to Duquesne would […]

If we want progress, stop scapegoating gaming

If we want progress, stop scapegoating gaming

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 02/22/2018 Last Wednesday, high school students and faculty members became the victims of yet another mass shooting, this time in Parkland, Florida. A 19-year-old gunman ended the lives of 17 innocent people with a modified AR-15 rifle. As is tradition in the wake of these tragedies, politicians and self-proclaimed […]

“No justice, no pizza.” Pressure increases on Pizza Milano after violent video.

“No justice, no pizza.” Pressure increases on Pizza Milano after violent video.

Raymond Arke | News Editor UPDATE 08/22/18: According to multiple media reports, Mahmut Yilmaz was found not guilty of simple assault and aggravated assault on August 15. UPDATE 01/16/18: According to a Pizza Milano statement published by CBS Pittsburgh (KDKA), the owner of Pizza Milano, Semsi Yilmaz (no relation, said that Mahmut Yilmaz had be […]

Police charge former Duquesne basketball player in Sept. 2 sexual assault case

Police charge former Duquesne basketball player in Sept. 2 sexual assault case

Raymond Arke | News Editor 01/24/18 UPDATE: Washington appeared in court for his preliminary hearing, according to the criminal docket. His formal arraignment has been scheduled for March 22. 10/30/17 Charges of rape and sexual assault were filed against Duquesne student and former Dukes basketball player Nick Washington on Oct. 29. Washington, who is no […]

Girl killed by unattended gun, purchased illegally

Girl killed by unattended gun, purchased illegally

By Shivani Gosai | Asst. Opinions Editor  Gun violence is huge problem in America; this is apparent. It might seem like mass shootings are America’s biggest gun-related issues, but those only make up a small percentage of overall gun violence. The issue is deeper than that. On March 12, a 3-year-old girl, Yasha Ross, was […]

Student harassed on walk home

Duquesne police are looking for a man who reportedly followed a female Duquesne student back to campus from the Armstrong Tunnels and demanded that she get in his car. According to a statement from police, the student was walking back to campus from Downtown when she stopped to wait for traffic to clear on the […]