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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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