weapons

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. […]

Duquesne professor’s lecture on newest book

Duquesne professor’s lecture on newest book

03/28/2019 Ashley Newman | Staff Writer When a government passes legislation giving more rights to its citizens, the decision is often celebrated. Rights are usually viewed in a positive light as giving citizens more freedom than they had before. Duquesne professor Clifford Bob took an atypical approach to rights in his new book, Rights as […]

Arming teachers wrongly misconstrued

Arming teachers wrongly misconstrued

03/22/2018 By Vincent Gullo | Staff Columnist  An interesting quality about modern political discourse is that in the wake of tragedy and desperation, players from both sides of the aisle still find ways to belittle their political adversaries. The horrific shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida was viewed as the last straw […]

TSA screenings disturbingly fail Homeland security tests

TSA screenings disturbingly fail Homeland security tests

By Vince Gullo III | Staff Columnist 11/15/17 If you’ve ever traveled on an airplane, you’ve definitely gone through a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening. These screenings are, at the very least, unpleasantly tedious experiences. Between long lines, disgruntled workers, awkward pat downs and that constant unwarranted fear of accidentally ending up on the no-fly […]

DU reacts to crisis in Syria

DU reacts to crisis  in Syria

By Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor After accusations that the Bashar al-Assad regime has been using chemical weapons against rebel forces in Syria, the United States may intervene and take military action. With an estimated 100,000 Syrians already dead, a wave of controversy has surrounded the idea of intervening. Senior political science and history major […]