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SGA drops $20k on ring statue

Photo by Kaye Burnet | News Editor.
The Student Government Association provided the funding to install a new statue on campus.

Student government does not reveal expenditures under self-imposed bylaws, president says.

By Brandon Addeo and Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke

A statue of a Duquesne...Read More »

The Cost of College: Textbook prices on the rise

(Claire Murray/Photo Editor) Textbook orders await their student recipients in the basement of the Barnes and Noble bookstore on Forbes Avenue.

By Julian Routh | Editor-in-Chief

“The Cost of College” is an ongoing series that will examine what it really costs to get an education....Read More »

Genesius theater hosts first audience

Photo by Claire Murray | Photo Editor.
The first audience gathers in the Genesius theater.

By Kaye Burnet | News Editor

There was standing room only as almost 200 university alumni, officials, students and faculty crowded into the Genesius Theater Tuesday afternoon to dedicate the black...Read More »

Autumn promises satisfying slate of shows

In this image released by ABC, Kermit the Frog, left, and Gonzo the Great appear in a scene from "The Muppets," premiering Sept. 22. (Eric McCandless/ABC via AP)

By Sean Ray | A&E Editor

With September right around the corner, it is almost time for the fall television season to begin, but with a busy schedule of classes, it can often times be hard for students to find the pilots that interest them.

A good metric to determine which shows...Read More »

A Positive Cycle: Pittsburgh's bike scene is bigger than ever and won't be backpedaling anytime soon

(Claire Murray/Photo Editor) A rack of Healthy Ride bikes on Forbes Avenue awaits riders. Last May saw the launch of Healthy Ride, the city’s bike share system, which has 50 stations and 500 bikes across the city.

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor

With bikers swarming...Read More »

2015 Guide to Duquesne: Everything you need to know

Photo by Claire Murray | Photo Editor. Two incoming freshmen pose for a photo inside a makeshift Instagram frame Tuesday on Bluff Street. The Office of Residence Life staff – which posted the photos on Instagram – helped move in the fifth-largest class in...Read More »

While You Were Out... And Now That You're Here

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor

After four months of dormancy, Duquesne’s home on the Bluff is out of hibernation, yawning and stretching itself awake this week. New students are getting their first taste of college life while returning ones are back for another year of the daily grind. The Duke...Read More »

The Hot Four: Where to find fun in Pittsburgh

Courtesy Photo. The Hollywood Theater shows many independent and cult classic films.

By Julian Routh | Editor-in-Chief

Arcade Comedy Theater
811 Liberty Ave.

In the two and a half years it has been open, the Arcade Comedy Theater has become the prime spot for laughs in...Read More »

Ant-Man puts itself head and shoulders above competition

Scott Lang trains in the Ant-Man suit by attempting to leap through a key hole (AP Photo)

Despite a troubled development history, Marvel’s Ant-Man manages to not only meet expectations, but exceed them and become one of the best super hero movies around.

Ant-Man revolves its...Read More »

Packing Palooza: How to cut down on stress while preparing for school

(Seth Culp-Ressler / Features Editor)

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor

August is just a column away on the calendar, and that means Summer Break 2015 can only hold out for a few more weeks. Soon classes will resume, homework will be once again assigned and the...Read More »

Campus living expenses make 'tiny house' a good idea

Photo by Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor. This file photo from Feb. 19, 2014 shows Duquesne street banners hanging over Bluff Street.

Photo by Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor. This file photo from Feb. 19, 2014 shows Duquesne street banners hanging over Bluff Street.

By Rebekah Devorak / Opinions Editor

It’s no shock to college students – or really anyone for that matter – that college is expensive.

Very,...Read More »

Ferry, Burt get new contracts amid AD search

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor. This file photo from Nov. 2013 shows Dan Burt watching women's basketball practice.

Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor. This file photo from Nov. 2013 shows Dan Burt watching women’s basketball practice.

By Natalie Fiorilli / The Duquesne Duke

With the search for a new athletic director underway, not much is certain in the world of Duquesne sports these days, but...Read More »

New Jurassic Park puts dry spin on fresh series

AP Photo. Bryce Dallas Howard, from left, as Claire, Chris Pratt as Owen, Nick Robinson as Zach, and Ty Simpkins as Gray, in a scene from the film, “Jurassic World.”

By Sean Ray / A&E Editor

Jurassic World attempts to deliver a message about the dangers...Read More »

Amodio announced as AD at Quinnipiac

Courtesy photo. Greg Amodio was introduced as athletic director at Quinnipiac Wednesday.

By Joey Sykes / Sports Editor

Greg Amodio’s tumultuous 10 years as athletic director at Duquesne came to an end Wednesday as he was introduced in the same position at Quinnipiac University.

Duquesne President Charles...Read More »

Parking pass holders: no more swiping

Taylor Miles | The Duquesne Duke. A car pulls into the Locust Garage. Duquesne is planning a parking system update that would allow cars with permits to enter and exit with a more automated system. The changes are predicted to save the University $1.5 million in the next decade.

Taylor Miles | The Duquesne Duke. A car pulls into the Locust Garage. Duquesne is planning a parking system update that would allow cars with permits to enter and exit with a more automated system. The changes are predicted to save the University $1.5...Read More »

Clinton, Rubio lead charge of early '16 candidates

AP Photo. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a forum in New York Wednesday.

Julian Routh | News Editor

When classes start again in August, the first primaries of the 2016 presidential election will be right around the corner, so we at The Duke will...Read More »

Summer 2015 Events Preview: How to maximize fun in the sun over the school-free break

By: Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor

In the words of the great Alice Cooper, “school’s out for summer.” For many Duquesne students that means looking ahead to jobs and internships for the coming summer months, often times right here in the Steel City. While it’s good to get that all-important experience...Read More »

Students worried over new theater

Taylor Miles | The Duquesne Duke. Construction on Duquesne’s black box theater is expected to finish before the fall semester. The theater has more square footage than the Peter Mills Auditorium.

By Carolyn Conte and Casey Chafin | The Duquesne Duke

As the final months of...Read More »

Burgers in the ‘Burgh: Bill’s Bar and Burger Opens for Business

(Claire Murray/Photo Editor) The Bacon & Farmhouse Cheddar Burger lived up to the hype and validated Bill’s name.

By: Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor

Want to spend a lot of money on what can be a very good, to average meal? Boy, have I got the place...Read More »

DSR’s inaugural music fest has people wanting more

By: Sam Fatula | A&E Editor

Whoever coined the phrase “video killed the radio star” clearly overlooked the power of WDSR, Duquesne’s student-run radio station. Last Friday, the streaming platform hosted the inaugural DSR Fest at the Smiling Moose in South Side, hopefully providing a tradition that will showcase unknown, local...Read More »

Spring’s gallery is crawling near

By: Sam Fatula | A&E Editor

With classes on the verge of ending and finals on the cusp, it’s time you earned a little break from the constant ebb and flow on campus to go out for a night on the town this weekend. Besides, you are not going to want...Read More »

Campus crusades against assault

Kaye Burnet | Asst. News Editor. Colorful t-shirts hang on clothes lines in the Union lobby, sporting anti-rape slogans such as “No Means No” and “Put the Red Light on Domestic Violence.” The display is part of Duquesne’s participation in Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Kaye...Read More »

Students get new downtown grocery option

Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke. Although some prices might be higher than competitors’, the Market St. Grocery offers a variety of specialty treats like these cheeses and basic food staples only a few minutes from Duquesne. The store sells a selection of local...Read More »

Bars to stay open until 4 a.m. if bill passes

Claire Murray | Photo Editor. A proposed law would permit Pennsylvania bars, such as Smokin’ Joe’s Saloon on East Carson Street, to purchase a special liquor license to sell alcohol until 4 a.m.

Casey Chafin | The Duquesne Duke

A Pennsylvania lawmaker intends to propose legislation...Read More »

Beyond Earth Day: Duquesne goes green all year, on campus and in the community

(Courtesy of Kate Lecci) The annual Spring Clean-Up rallies Duquesne students, faculty and staff, as well as community members, to spruce up and beautify areas in the Hill District and South Side.

By: Lauren Zawatski | The Duquesne Duke

As Earth Day comes and goes once...Read More »

LGBT students targeted by student body

Duke Staff 

On April 15, McGuffey High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance Club observed a Day of Silence, a national day of action in which students across the country vow to stay silent to call attention to the effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools, per Day of Silence’s website.

The observance at...Read More »

Meeting of Important People release new single at Warhol

By Julian Routh | News Editor

The best deal on Record Store Day couldn’t be found at Jerry’s, Dave’s or the Attic, surprisingly.

Instead, it was over on the North Shore at the Warhol Museum, where indie pop rockers Meeting of Important People handed out dozens of free flexi-vinyls of their new...Read More »

Student earns $50,000 EPA fellowship

Shanna Harvey | For the Duquesne Duke. Duquesne student Brittney Jackson reaches for a vial in the Duquesne University Environmental Science Lab. Jackson is the recipient of a $50,000 EPA fellowship.

Kayla Casavant | For the Duquesne Duke

The United States Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded...Read More »

New councils, new look for business school

Kaye Burnet | Asst. News Editor. Duquesne sophomores Eric Herrmann (left) and Ryan Kuchnicki take a break between classes April 15 in Rockwell Hall’s newly renovated 5th floor lounge.

Kaye Burnet | Asst. News Editor

The Dean of the Palumbo Donahue School of Business announced a...Read More »

Students sleep outside, study homelessness

Claire Murray | Photo Editor. On Thursday, Duquesne students and faculty line Academic Walk and hold artwork to draw attention to youth homelessness.

Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke

Twenty Duquesne students simulated homelessness by sleeping outside on the Mellon Hall patio during the early hours...Read More »

Vote for Clinton’s campaign, not her celebrity status

Duke Staff 

On Sunday a woman announced her presidential candidacy for the second time in her political career.

From millennials to baby boomers, Saturday Night Live to Buzzfeed, Americans everywhere are reacting to Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016. One editor at The Duke remarked jokingly that the only person who...Read More »

“Toga! Toga!” Carnegie After Dark goes Greek with "Animal House"

By: Sam Fatula | A&E Editor

Fred Blauth/The Duquesne Duke – A member of the After Dark community featured in a dinosaur mask.

It has been proven time and time again; cinema has a tendency to reflect the status quo. While some movies are simply human...Read More »

Kid Ink discusses new tour, X Games and WrestleMania

By: Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor

AP Photo – Kid Ink will be performing at Xtaza Nightclub in the Strip District on Tues., April 21.

Kid Ink is a Los Angeles based rapper, who gets his name because he is covered from head-to-toe in tattoos. He has...Read More »

Table Wars: With finals on the horizon, students struggle for space at Gumberg

(Claire Murray/Photos Editor) A table in Gumberg Library sits occupied by belongings but unused by students.

By: Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor

As finals fast approach, an age-old conflict will soon flare up once again. As happens at the end of every semester, the divisive issue...Read More »

City eyes Uptown revival with urban planning

Photo By Claire Murray| Photo Editor. A bus passes the entrance to Duquesne University on Forbes Avenue. The city wants to collaborate with the Unviersity in its efforts to transform Uptown.

By Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke

The neighborhood surrounding Duquesne might start looking more...Read More »

Frizzell named new student life VP

Courtesy Photo. Dougles Frizzell will take over the Rev. Sean Hogan’s position as vice president of student life at Duquesne on July 1 as Hogan begins a new role on campus.

By Kaye Burnet |Asst. News Editor

Douglas Frizzell will take office as Duquesne’s new vice...Read More »

Staff Editorial: Nuclear powers attempt cutback of Iran's capabilities

Duke Staff

Last Thursday, leaders from six world powers agreed to a framework for an agreement with Iranian leaders that would significantly limit the Middle Eastern country’s ability to develop a nuclear bomb for at least the next 10 years.

Diplomats from the United States, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom and...Read More »

Flipping through South Side Comics

By: Sean Ray | Asst. A&E Editor

Claire Murray/Photo Editor

Comic book fans have a new place to shop at in Pittsburgh. Sitting at 1819 East Carson St., the newly opened South Side Comics seeks to integrate itself into the local shopping scene.

Opened Saturday, April 4,...Read More »

Freaking Fisher: The truth behind the confusion

(Claire Murray / Photos Editor) Fisher Hall looks over Forbes Avenue.

By: Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor

Here’s a little secret for those not intimately familiar with Duquesne’s little hilltop campus: we have our very own labyrinth. Not at all unlike those seen in Harry Potter or...Read More »

From jazz to blues, just feel the groove: Olga Watkins explores her love of music, influential artists and the orgins of her own band

(Courtesy of Olga Watkins) Olga Watkins fronts her self-titled quartet, The Olga Watkins Band.

By: Lauren Zawatski | For the Duquesne Duke

Olga Watkins is the Director of Board Operations for Parkhurst Dining at Duquesne. Outside of her job at the University, she also is the...Read More »

Missing Duquesne alum Kochu one of two bodies ID'd by police

Courtesy photo. Paul Kochu poses for a photo in his graduation gown in 2014.

Courtesy photo. Paul Kochu poses for a photo in his graduation gown in 2014.

By Julian Routh | News Editor

Police announced Thursday that a body found in the Ohio River near Wheeling, West Virginia has been identified as missing Duquesne alumnus Paul Kochu.

After more than three...Read More »

The Great Pittsburgh Donut Run: The Duke takes a morning to taste-test the Steel City's donut offerings

By: Addison Smith and Seth Culp-Ressler | The Duquesne Duke

Much as cupcakes were just a few years ago, donuts seem to be the new culinary fad. Specialty shops are popping up across the country, all with their own takes on the breakfast confection. The greater Pittsburgh area has its own...Read More »

End of the road: WrestleMania 31

By: Sam Fatula & Zach Brendza | The Duquesne Duke

Whether you call it “wrestling” or “sports entertainment,” there is one thing that people can agree on in terms of the WWE; WrestleMania is THE pay-per-view event to see if you are trying to immerse yourself in the world of wrestling....Read More »

Duquesne hosts NCAA games at Consol

Claire Murray / Photo Editor. Basketball fans mill outside Consol Energy Center March 21 before the Villanova vs. N.C. State NCAA game. Fans brought millions in spending to the city.

Claire Murray / Photo Editor. Basketball fans mill outside Consol Energy Center March 21 before the Villanova vs. N.C. State NCAA game. Fans brought millions in spending to the city.

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke

Duquesne hosted six second and third round games of...Read More »

New club welcomes Pittsburgh bike initiatives

Shanna Harvey / For The Duquesne Duke. Bicycles line the street at Pro Bikes in Oakland waiting for new owners. Duquesne students organized a bicycle club that will take advantage of Pittsburgh’s bike lanes.

By Bridget Seelinger | The Duquesne Duke

As the air gets warmer...Read More »

Staff editorial: New legislation will make filming easier

Duke Staff

Cinemax’s popular series Banshee will set up shop in the Steel City this year, shooting it’s fourth season. Outsiders, WGN America’s new 13-episode drama, will take Banshee’s lead this spring and start production. Olivia Wilde and Amanda Seyfried star in the Christmas-centric film Let It Snow also being filmed...Read More »

Gormley remains positive about failed Pa. Supreme Court bid

Courtesy Photo. Law school Dean Ken Gormley poses for a photo in his Duquesne office. Gormley’s bid for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court fell apart due to political issues.

By Kaye Burnet and Julian Routh | The Duquesne Duke

Just three weeks after learning he would not...Read More »

Duquesne ups police presence for holiday

Photo by Claire Murray | Photo Editor. Parade goers walk Downtown on Saturday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Despite wet weather, revelers crowded the parade route, Market Square and South Side. Duquesne and Pittsburgh police increased their patrol numbers to reduce drunken antics.

By Brandon...Read More »

Men's wear: Spring 2015 fashion

By: Fred Blauth | Editor-in-Chief

(Fred Blauth / Editor-in-Chief) Sophomore international relations major Nick Santini displays a beige suit, complemented by a pop of color from his blue shirt. A pair of vintage-style shades complete the look.

Bros. Dudes. Amigos. We need to talk.

You’re in the...Read More »

Women's wear: Spring 2015 fashion

By: Leah Devorak and Lauren Zawatski | For The Duquesne Duke

At last, it’s that time of year when the snow melts and temperatures start to become bearable, and occasionally even pleasant. After a brutally cold winter where the only clothing options seemed to be layers, layers and more layers, it’s...Read More »

Survival of the illest: Who holds hip-hop's throne?

By: Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor

Listening to music is a very personal endeavor, that is why people get much more upset about music awards than movie and TV accolades. Music plays a role in our psyche, our emotions and our mood. Which is why we are having two different...Read More »

Chris Johnson brought positivity to team, campus

Photo by Taylor Miles | The Duquesne Duke. A candle shines over Duquesne students and friends and family of late football player Chris Johnson during a memorial Mass Sunday night in the Power Center Ballroom. Johnson, 22, died Feb. 27 from a self-inflicted gunshot...Read More »

New SGA president reveals priorities

Photo by Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke. Incoming President John Foster smiles for a photo in the Student Government Association office. Foster and his executive board will officially take office Sunday.

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke

His friends and fans call him “Obama.”

According...Read More »

Acting August: How I Learned What I Learned makes its Pittsburgh debut

(Photo Courtesy of Pittsburgh Public Theater) Eugene Lee performs in the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of How I Learned What I Learned. The show runs until April 5.

By: Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor

How I Learned What I Learned, August Wilson’s final play, has at...Read More »

Six seconds to express Endless creativity

By: Saul Berrios-Thomas | Layout Editor

Six seconds.

That is how long videos are on the social media platform Vine. Vine is changing the way media is consumed, at the blink of an eye. Literally.

The platform is unique and it quickly created a community of talented people who could create whatever they...Read More »

Duquesne women's basketball advances to A-10 semifinals

Addison Smith | Opinions Editor

Stellar play from Jose-Ann Johnson and Deva’Nyar Workman lead the Duquesne women’s basketball to a 66-53 quarterfinal win over the University of Rhode Island in the Atlantic 10 tournament.

Johnson finished the night with a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, while...Read More »

Duquesne football safety Chris Johnson found dead

Courtesy of the Duquesne Athletics Department.

By Julian Routh | News Editor

Duquesne football standout and Florida transfer Chris Johnson, 22, was found dead Friday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.  The medical examiner ruled Johnson’s death...Read More »

President Dougherty to retire in '16 amid DU growth

Photo by Claire Murray | Photo Editor. University President Charles Dougherty poses for a photo Monday in his office in the Administration Building. The 65 year-old announced last week that he will step down from his post on June 30, 2016, citing term limits...Read More »

Arti-Facts: Duquesne ring unites alumni abroad

Photo by Claire Murray | Photo Editor. A Duquesne class ring reflects off of a table. The ring, which was created in the early 20th century, is one of the most recognizable rings in the country.

By Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke

A simple sparkle...Read More »

The Duke does Valentine's Day

The Duke ran an advertisement for Valentine’s Day dates with two of our staffers. The week after, they tell their stories.

(Joey Sykes / The Duquesne Duke) Joey Sykes and Kayge Thomson pose at DeNunzio’s Italian Restaurant in Monroeville.

By: Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

Okay,...Read More »

The shots that should have been heard around the world

Rebekah Devorak | Asst. Opinions Editor

If you take a look at the United States Constitution, you’ll see that freedom of religion is promised right at the top. Our founding fathers, who experienced unimaginable prejudice for practicing religion against the Church of England, thought it was so imperative for future generations...Read More »

Former president Murray dies at 82

Courtesy Photo. John Murray, 82, died Wednesday.

By Julian Routh | News Editor

Former Duquesne president John R. Murray Jr., who led the University into the 21st century, died Wednesday at age 82.

Murray, chancellor and law professor, served as Duquesne’s first lay president from 1988 to...Read More »

DU officials confident in wireless network

Photo by Taylor Miles | The Duquesne Duke. Sophomore music therapy major Elizabeth Harris surfs the internet on the campus wireless network, which has recently come under fire for its lack of effectiveness.

By Max Blechman | The Duquesne Duke

Amid complaints of Wi-Fi problems on...Read More »

Grabbing for Grammys: What happened on music's biggest night

By: Sam Fatula | A&E Editor

The term overwhelming doesn’t justly characterize Sunday’s 57th annual Grammy Awards … although everything from jampacked performances to Kim Kardashian’s Ric Flair-inspired robe could argue otherwise. Rather, the award show seemed to once again favor mainstream genres during its national broadcast without giving lesser-known artists...Read More »

This Won't be on the Test: Professor Laura Engel discusses Jane Austen, material culture and 18th century reenacting

(Courtesy of Laura Engel) Engel at a conference dressed up in 18th century clothing.

By: Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke

Laura Engel is an Associate Professor of English who specializes in 18th century British literature, with a focus on theater, gender studies, performance studies and...Read More »

"I'm Lovin' It": McDonald's customers pay it forward

Rebekah Devorak | Asst. Opinions Editor

It’s time to reevaluate that squishy feeling you get when you think about McDonald’s. Rather than simply softening your waistline, McDonald’s new promotion aims to charm our hearts with a little bit of lovin’.

The fast food powerhouse debuted “Pay with Lovin’” during Super Bowl XLIX...Read More »

Satire news is kind of important

Addison Smith | Opinions Editor

Jon Stewart. Larry Wilmore. Stephen Colbert. John Oliver. These four names have proven that sometimes the news doesn’t have to be the dull programming running in the background while you’re visiting your grandparents. News can be fun, witty and comedic, while also being informative and eye-opening,...Read More »

Excuses, Excuses: From wild and wacky to mild and mundane

(Leah Devorak / For The Duquesne Duke) Mathematics professor Joseph Worthington lectures a class in College Hall. Professors like Worthington often hear excuses, be they true or not, from their students.

By: Lauren Zawatski | For The Duquesne Duke

“I lost my homework!” “I have the...Read More »

Gormley nominated to fill Pa. Supreme Court vacancy

Photo by Claire Murray | Photo Editor. Law school dean Ken Gormley (left) shakes the hand of Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís (right) after giving him an honorary degree Sept. 27.

By Julian Routh | News Editor

Duquesne law school dean Ken Gormley was nominated...Read More »

Duquesne spends millions on new buildings

Photo by Claire Murray | Photo Editor. The Koren Building stands on Fifth Avenue as the home to Duquesne’s human resources and public affairs departments. The building was purchased in 2013.

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke

Duquesne has spent more than $2 million in...Read More »

Getting Prehistoric: Museum caters to adults with After Dark

By: Addison Smith | Opinions Editor

If you’re like most adults, you secretly love museums but hate when there are field trip groups and children roaming around. If that’s the case for you, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History has you covered with “Carnegie After Dark” programs that happen quarterly.

Each night...Read More »

Government media infringes on First Amendment

Corey Fischer | Student Columnist

America. Land of the free, home of the brave. The land of opportunity. For the past two centuries we have clung to ideals and practices that have made us these things, and we have been very careful to preserve the freedoms and rights we as Americans...Read More »

NFL PSA does not make up for the past

Jill Power | Student Columnist

The Super Bowl has come and gone, which means we can all go back to being annoyed by television commercials again.

People are often just as excited to see what company or brand has the most entertaining or captivating commercial as they are for the game to...Read More »

Duquesne on zero dollars a day

(Kaye Burnet/The Duquesne Duke) Duct Tape crafts and meatballs in the Nitespot are a good combination on a cold Friday night.

By: Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke

I wake a few minutes earlier than usual, get ready for the day and scurry toward the Assumption...Read More »

Search for Kochu continues on Monongahela

Photo by Julian Routh | News Editor. The search for missing Duquesne graduate Paul Kochu took to the river last Thursday as volunteers kayaked the Monongahela River in pursuit of any clues of Kochu’s whereabouts. Volunteers also used a boat to search the embankment.

...Read More »

Bluff battles snowy conditions

Photo by Claire Murray | Photo Editor. A student walks past Brottier Hall on Tuesday afternoon after Pittsburgh was hit with a storm that dumped more than five inches of snow on the region.

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke

Duquesne students struggled across slick...Read More »

Stalking downtown's Gallery Crawl

By: Max Blechman | The Duquesne Duke

Organized by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the quarterly Gallery Crawl in the Downtown Cultural District has become a crucial part of efforts to transform the city from rust-belt steel-town to a vibrant, thriving community. With 25 locations that displayed paintings and exhibits along Liberty...Read More »

Pop with a Purpose: New Corita Kent Exhibit explores the art of activism

(Courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum) Corita Kent, E eye love, 1968, courtesy of Corita Art Center, Los Angeles.

By: Rebekah Devorak | For The Duquesne Duke

Think of the last name Kent: who is the first person that comes to mind? Typically it’s the famous...Read More »

Insert Token to Begin: South Side scores new arcade

By: Aaron Warnick | The Duquesne Duke

It’s like walking into fireworks. Lights of every color and unfamiliar noises bounce around the room from every direction. Immediately to your front, a row of machines, seemingly in a yelling match, shout “COMBO!” or “FIGHT!” The sound of several racecar games vrrmmm and...Read More »

Law school dean unafraid of enrollment drop

Photo by Trip Peters | For The Duquesne Duke. Students walk into the Duquesne law school, where enrollment numbers are down.

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke

Duquesne’s law school suffered a drop in enrollment in the 2014-15 academic year, a trend that has affected...Read More »

MLK Day protest echoes social problems in U.S.

Photo by Claire Murray | Photo Editor. Marchers at a protest in Pittsburgh on Monday carry letters spelling out “#EndWhiteSilence,” a popular Twitter hashtag promoting racial justice in America.

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke

More than 1,000 protesters marched down Fifth Avenue from

Oakland to...Read More »

Music overload at the Strip District Music Fest

By: Zach Brendza | Associate Editor

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