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Suspect named in 'veiled threat' against student

By Julian Routh | News Editor

Shane Murphy, 22, of Scott Township, was arraigned Thursday on two counts of terroristic threats after threatening his ex-girlfriend, a Duquesne student.

According to the criminal complaint, Murphy, not affiliated with Duquesne, posted a message on Facebook that said, “Equipment, check. Firepower, check. Gameplan, check. It’s...Read More »


New music dean looks to future of school

Photo by Jill Power | The Duquesne Duke. Music school dean Seth Beckman speaks at a welcome reception Sept. 2.

By Jill Power | The Duquesne Duke

The new dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music wants to expand the opportunity for higher music education...Read More »


City budget calls for property tax hikes

AP Photo. Bill Peduto unveils the 2015 budget.

By Aaron Warnick | The Duquesne Duke

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto announced a $505.9 million budget for 2o15 that includes a property tax hike.

The budget is the start of a “new era of truth in budgeting,” Peduto said...Read More »


Fall fashion 2014, a similar season arises: men’s stays static, while women’s evolves

By: Carrie Garrison and Zach Brendza | The Duquesne Duke

This fall brings new daring trends and a return of classic looks. Colors like summer neutrals, camels and blacks will transition into fall, but it’s time to trade sandals in for fall booties and sweater tights. Summer jean jackets will become...Read More »


Local Spotlight: The Duke talks to Girl Scout

By: Sam Fatula | a&e editor

Recently, The Duke sat down with singer and guitarist of up-and-coming band Girl Scout, Jeremy Zerbe. Over the summer, the band released a six-song, self-titled EP that shows off a unique blend of grunge and slacker rock that gives them an identity all their own...Read More »


Childhood pain leads to growth

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor
I went to a different school for my second year of high school. I was new, but everyone else knew each other.

I dreaded lunch period. I had no one to sit with for weeks. I even went as far as to skip the period altogether...Read More »


Staff editorial: Air strikes are first steps in protecting our security

Duke Staff

On Sept. 20, 2001, just nine days after the attacks on 9/11, former President George W. Bush told Congress that the United States would wage a “war on terror” against militant Islamic group al-Qaida.

Here we are in a similar spot 13 years later, but something is different. This time,...Read More »


Brewing thoughts: Openness in our lifetime

Addison Smith | Opinions Editor

Last week, a woman sitting across from me on the bus with a messy bun and yoga pants hissed loudly through her phone to a hypothetical boyfriend. Now, I understand that people talk loudly on their cell phones at times, so this obviously wasn’t new to...Read More »


BREAKING: Scotland votes no to independence

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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...Read More »


Late dean pushed nursing school forward

Courtesy Photo. Former nursing Dean Eileen Zungolo died from cancer on Sept. 7.

By Julian Routh | News Editor

Eileen Zungolo, who served as dean and professor of the Duquesne School of Nursing from 2002 to 2012, died Sept. 7 from cancer at age 73.

Friends and...Read More »


The Duke sits down with Hannah Grace Clark

By: Aaron Warnick | The Duquesne Duke

(Photo Courtesy of David Kelly – davidkelly.co) Artist Hannah Grace Clark

Hannah Grace Clark was featured as an “Emerging Artist” at the Three Rivers Arts Festival this past June. Her art exhibit Ancient Gods and Hidden Worlds...Read More »


Rappellers fight fear, gravity to fundraise

Photo by Fred Blauth | Editor-in-Chief. Pittsburgher Bert Dorazio rappels down the Oliver Building Wednesday morning in a Superman costume.

By Fred Blauth | Editor-in-Chief

Sixty people rappelled down the 25-story Oliver Building in Downtown Pittsburgh on Wednesday to raise money for those affected by cancer.

The...Read More »


TransPride Pittsburgh holds second national conference

By: Seth Culp-Ressler | The Duquesne Duke

TransPride Pittsburgh, an organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening the local transgender community, had their second annual National Conference this past week. Held at First United Methodist Church in Shadyside, the conference ran from Sept. 12 through Sept. 14 and consisted of a variety of...Read More »


Thrival Festival rocks Bakery Square