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BREAKING: Tra'Vaughn White transferring from Duquesne

Joey Sykes | The Duquesne Duke

On Thursday, April 20, Duquesne men’s basketball coach Jim Ferry announced junior Tra’Vaughn White has been granted permission to transfer from Duquesne.

The 21-year-old guard out of Kansas City, Kansas, transferred from Independence Community College where he was the nation’s top junior college scorer in 2012-13 where he scored...Read More »


DU alums get AMPD with family success

By: Sam Fatula | Assistant A&E Editor

(Claire Murray / Asst. Photo Editor)- Adam, right, and Mike, left, DeSimone stand inside Delanie’s Coffee Shop on E. Carson St. It is one of the many businesses they have started as a part of the family company,...Read More »


Beyond the surface: The deeper story of tattoos and body modification

By: Katie Auwaerter | Assistant Features Editor

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

We teach our children that, but often times don’t practice what we preach. We reengineer our exteriors through hair dye, clothing and makeup to mirror our personalities, thereby merging the contents of the book with the front cover....Read More »


Show me the money: President's pay nears $700K

Infographic by Aaron Warnick.

By Julian Routh and Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke

Duquesne University President Charles Dougherty is among the top 100 highest paid presidents of private institutions in the country.

Dougherty, who is the 97th highest paid, made $678,893 in 2011, according to a...Read More »


Whatever comes to mind: Social media rears its ugly head

Whatever Comes To Mind

By George Flynn | Opinions Editor

I love social media. I really do. It takes up a large portion of my life, and I am not going to complain. I can follow celebrities like actress, Anna Kendrick and The New York Times at the same time on Twitter, getting laughs and...Read More »


City officials field questions from residents

Photo by Claire Murray | Asst. Photo Editor. Mayor Bill Peduto responds to concerns from residents Monday in Beltzhoover.

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke

Mayor Bill Peduto addressed the concerns of Pittsburgh residents at his first “Mayor’s Night Out” in Beltzhoover Monday night.

Peduto and...Read More »


Sleep is NOT for the weak: Why staying up late is bad for the brain and body

Graphic by Fred Blauth

By: Katie Auwaerter | Asst. Features Editor

While making friends and experiencing life lessons is a large part of the experience, students don’t go to college to get our beauty sleep.

We are here to earn a degree. We are here to learn...Read More »


Whatever comes to mind: E-cigarettes cause tragedies

Whatever Comes To Mind

By George Flynn | Opinions Editor

Smoking is bad; we all know this. Not only is it a disgusting habit that becomes addicting and quickens the aging process, but it also has stolen many lives. According to the American Cancer Society, one in five deaths in the United States is a...Read More »


Obamacare enrollment surges in Pennsylvania

AP Photo. Application counselor and Duquesne student Christian Fattore browses health plans at Consumer Health Coalition in Pittsburgh’s North Side on March 31.

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke

More than 160,000 Pennsylvanians signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act before enrollment...Read More »


Webcam shows eaglets hatch

AP Photo. An adult eagle can be seen feeding its new hatchling in this live web camera on the nest in the city’s Hays neighborhood on March 29.

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke

Less than three miles away from campus, the first two bald...Read More »


“Chicken from hell” named: Anzu wyliei it is, after decade of namelessness

By: Zach Brendza | Features Editor

(Courtesy of Carnegie Museum Of Natural History) – Anzu wyliei was named last Wednesday with the publishing of an article in scientific journal PLOS ONE.

Standing at 7 feet tall, weighing 500 pounds, a bird-like, nameless creature has been on...Read More »


Adjunct union forming at Point Park

Photo by Fred Blauth | Editor-in-Chief. Academic Hall is the site where Point Park President Paul Hennigan spoke on March 19 about the adjunct union, which is in the early stages of organizing.

By Julian Routh | News Editor

While the adjunct union at Duquesne awaits...Read More »


DU reacts to military crisis in Crimea

AP Photo. An activist carries a Russian flag during a rally at a central square in eastern Ukraine on March 23.

By Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor

It’s not Cold War II yet, but tensions are building as Soviet nostalgia and neo-colonial interests have become the...Read More »


Whatever comes to mind: Who even wants to order an Oprah chai tea?

Whatever Comes To Mind

By George Flynn | Opinions Editor

Our world is an industry. Many of us go to the campus Starbucks at least three times a week, whether we get a tall black coffee, a 25 cent water or an Americano if we’ve recently seen a James Bond flick. We eat at chain...Read More »


Snow no more: Spring Fashion 2014 is here

By: George Flynn and Carrie Garrison | The Duquesne Duke

It’s the first day of spring. Since it’s time to start your spring cleaning, start with your closet. It’s well past time to throw out your mint colored tops, pastel pants and chop off that ombré dyed hair.

Brighter Colors and a...Read More »


Lottery reveals housing shortage

Photo by Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor. Brottier Hall reached full capacity in last week’s lottery before juniors could choose.

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke

After some Duquesne students raised concerns about a shortage in on-campus housing, University officials say they have no plans...Read More »


Police crack down on St. Patrick's Day parade

Photo by Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor. Parade-goers dance, drink and party in the streets of Pittsburgh during the 114th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

By Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke

No major incidents were reported during this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday...Read More »


Whatever comes to mind: Women in literature have more traits than strong

Whatever Comes To Mind

Many times on the Internet I have stumbled across posts about women in literature and film. The post that has manifested itself in many different ways has consisted of a multitude of images of women from many literary works. Beneath the images is a long unnamed quote that is advice...Read More »


Spring Break Away: Escapades throughout Espana and Bonjour, France

By: Taylor Stessney  |  The Duquesne Duke

Taylor Stessney (The Duquesne Duke) – An Instagram photo taken of Santa Maria de Montserrat in Catalonia, Spain.

I was watching from the highest row of the stadium in my first FC Barcelona game. Next thing I know, I’m...Read More »


Black box theater coming to Duquesne

Courtesy photo. An architect’s rendering of the black box theater at night, which will be under construction starting in April.

By Julian Routh | News Editor

Construction of a $4.5 million black box theater on Duquesne’s campus could begin in April, according to University officials.

The 10,500...Read More »


Whatever comes to mind: The CW releases explicit scene online

Whatever Comes To Mind

By George Flynn | Opinions Editor

Censorship has been an incredible issue since before I was even a thought. Every year, a multitude of events happen that seem to push the envelope. I remember Madonna kissed Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears on stage at the 2003 VMAs. It was so controversial...Read More »


Peduto wants to focus on summer programs

Photo by Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto talks to advocates of education reform in the Power Center Ballroom on Wednesday. The mayor gave the closing remarks.

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor

Duquesne and the School of Education hosted the second...Read More »


Whatever comes to mind: Online admiration escalates

Whatever Comes To Mind

By George Flynn | Opinions Editor

I’m a stalker. Not an outright criminal, but then again I guess it is up to you. When I was a junior in high school eons ago, my older friend sent me a few modelling pictures of one of his peers at college. She was...Read More »


Darwin Day sparks evolution debate

Photo by Claire Murray | Asst. Photo Editor. Michigan State professor Richard Lenski speaks at Darwin Day on Wednesday.

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke

Duquesne hosted its annual Darwin Day event on Wednesday. Despite operating as a Catholic University, the University supports the teaching...Read More »


Congregation kicks off Market Square Public Art program

Claire Murray / Asst. Photo Editor – Congregation opened Friday in Market Square and will be on display until March 16.

By:  Katie Auwaerter  |  Asst. Features Editor

When the snow rolls in and the weather drops below 20 degrees, it’s easy to forget about all...Read More »


PSU dance marathon raises $13 million

Photo by Andy Hornak | The Duquesne Duke. A THON participant overlooks the scene inside Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday. The 46-hour dance marathon raised over $13.3 million for the Four Diamonds Fund, which helps treat children at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

By Andy...Read More »


Crashing, smashing and fashion: Photos from the weekend past, Feb. 14 - 16