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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 […]

Stephen Hawking lives on posthumously in science

Stephen Hawking lives on posthumously in science

03/15/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor In 1963, Stephen Hawking was given only a few years to live following a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, colloquially known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. A few years became 55, and the young, talented student became the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University — a position once […]

Duquesne’s History Forum discusses WWI and America

Duquesne’s History Forum discusses WWI and America

Raymond Arke | News Editor America was in crisis. Threats of immigrants, border friction with Mexico and a meddling European power felt overwhelming. This was the scene set by Michael Neiberg, a professor from the U.S. Army War College, as he discussed America and its entry into World War I as part of Duquesne’s 51st […]

Blast from the past: How WWII affected The Duke

Blast from the past: How WWII affected The Duke

By Jamie Crow | Staff Writer “Buy Bonds and Pray for Peace.” That was the request that the Duquesne Durational made in its second issue, published on July 30, 1943. The Duquesne Durational took the place of The Duquesne Duke during World War II, and the issues published over its four-year duration give an interesting […]

Guest lecturer questions ethics of drone strikes

Guest lecturer questions ethics of drone strikes

Brandon Addeo | News Editor Does the use of armed aerial drones for targeted killings of suspected terrorists comply with law and ethics? That was the topic of discussion at “Law, Ethics and the New Technology of War,” which took place March 15 in the Power Center Ballroom. The featured speaker was Mary Ellen O’Connell, […]

United States, Russia must put aside differences to defeat ISIS

United States, Russia must put aside differences to defeat ISIS

By Michael Williams | Student Columnist The United States and Russia are not on the best of terms, but the growing threat of ISIS might force them to work together. Since the Arab Spring of 2011 many Middle Eastern countries have been in turmoil, often leading to numerous violent Islamic groups who took advantage of the […]

Veterans gather at DU for breakfast, praise school for treatment

Veterans gather at DU for breakfast, praise school for treatment

By Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne hosted more than 680 veterans and their family members at a breakfast Tuesday in the Union Ballroom, which gave veterans the chance to respond to Duquesne’s numerous accolades in veteran treatment. U.S. News and World Report recognized Duquesne as the 28th best school for veterans in the […]

Staff Editorial: Drones destroy more than targets

By Duke Staff As the War on Terror continues in Pakistan, lives are being both lost and saved thanks to modern technology. The evolution of weapons is one of the key components of this development and has been argued for centuries whether this decision is morally just or not. Explosives, artillery, blades and all other […]