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Midterm Mania: Pennsylvania redistricting plays role in House flips

Midterm Mania: Pennsylvania redistricting plays role in House flips

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 11/08/18 A new congressional district map led to big changes in Pennsylvania’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms. In March, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the old map, drawn by Republican legislators in 2012, was unconstitutionally gerrymandered. After Pennsylvania’s legislature couldn’t draw a new map […]

Midterm Mania: Democrats make gains in PA state house

Midterm Mania: Democrats make gains in PA state house

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 11/08/18 While much of the country watched national races for U.S. House and Senate seats, Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans battled it out for control of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the state Senate in Harrisburg. While Republicans held both houses, Democrats made gains in each. For the Pennsylvania House, there […]

Felon disenfranchisement a form of voter suppression

Felon disenfranchisement a form of voter suppression

11/08/2018 By Timothy Rush | Staff Writer Voting is a staple of modern American democracy, one that is held sacrosanct among the American populace. As the midterm season wraps up, and many of us exercise our right to vote, there needs to be the acknowledgement of those who are still unable to vote in our […]

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 […]

Tom Hanks encourages America to vote

Tom Hanks encourages America to vote

  Madison Pastrick | Layout Editor 09/27/2018 Tom Hanks encouraged all Americans to vote as part of U.S. Voter Registration Day on Sept. 25 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland. “If we do not participate as citizens in every, single election, we forfeit the establishment of justice to others,” he said. […]

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 […]

Vote in the upcoming SGA election

Vote in the upcoming SGA election

By Duke Staff 2/15/18 During this week’s Student Government debate, moderators asked both presidential hopefuls about the state of school spirit here on the Bluff. Both candidates (as expected) gave the same answer, that Duquesne students are some of the most enthusiastic, proud students one could hope to come by. The state of Duquesne’s school […]

Pitt student running for local state representative seat

Pitt student running for local state representative seat

Raymond Arke | News Editor 02/01/18 Many students vote and follow the news, and some wish to be a real part of the political process. For one University of Pittsburgh student, he’s following through on that wish. Jacob Pavlecic, a 20-year-old junior at Pitt majoring in politics and philosophy and with minors in finance and […]

Anniversary of Women’s March celebrated with continued action

Anniversary of Women’s March celebrated with continued action

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor 1/18/18 On Jan. 21, 2017, almost 4,600,000 people in the United States and up to 5 million worldwide participated in a fight for women’s rights and equality for all. The Women’s March was an international movement after the inauguration of President Donald Trump designed to send a strong message […]

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