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After tragedy, voting more important than ever

After tragedy, voting more important than ever

11/01/2018 By Duke Staff Unreal. Sickening. Saddening. Horrifying. These are the thoughts on so many minds as our whole city is still reeling from the horrific massacre that occurred on Saturday at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill. 11 Jewish worshippers were gunned down, along with six wounded (four were police and SWAT […]

Duquesne grad runs for state office

Duquesne grad runs for state office

Raymond Arke | News Editor 04/12/18 As the 2018 midterm elections approach, more and more first-time candidates are running for national and state offices. One candidate for a local Pennsylvania state House seat is hoping to take his experience from his Duquesne education to Harrisburg. Brandon Markosek, a 2015 graduate of Duquesne with majors in […]

Conor Lamb secures upset victory in nearby Congressional race

Conor Lamb secures upset victory in nearby Congressional race

Raymond Arke | News Editor 03/15/18 Calling it a close race does not quite do it justice. Duquesne and Pizza Milano are close. The walk from Gumberg to Starbucks is close. This was something more. The March 13 special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District was more than just tight; it came down to a […]

More than checking a box: How to become an educated voter

More than checking a box: How to become an educated voter

By Zachary Landau | Staff Writer You’ve heard friends, family and celebrities harp on about how important it is for you to vote, so you went ahead and registered. But since this might be the first time you, as well as many college students, are voting, it is a good idea to know what is […]

Students can still register to vote, Department of State says

Students can still register to vote, Department of State says

Raymond Arke | Staff Writer As the Duquesne Student Government prepares to launch their annual student voter registration drive, levels of registered college students have reached the lowest levels in 40 years. A survey by Tuft University showed that in 2012, only 22 percent of college-aged students voted. John Hanley, a political science professor, said […]

Rock the vote: students need to participate

Corey Fischer | Student Columnist This coming Tuesday, people across the country will head to the polls to vote. This election cycle, governors in 38 states, senators in 33 states, and members of the House of Representatives from all 50 are up for grabs. As the election itself gets closer and closer, races are tightening […]

BREAKING: Scotland votes no to independence

BREAKING: Scotland votes no to independence

By Aaron Warnick | The Duquesne Duke The world watched Thursday as the Scottish revolution funneled into polling places. More than 1.5 million Scots voted to reject the union and become an independent nation, but were overruled by the 1.9 million who voted that Scotland and the United Kingdom were “Better Together.” “No,” Scotland voted […]