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 go time.” Murphy […]

Tigana opens up about acquittal

By Julian Routh | News Editor Three months after he was acquitted of raping a woman on Duquesne’s campus, former student Souleymane Tigana is trying to get his life back together. “I cry every day. I do. I swear,” Tigana said. “It’s like I’m sick.” Tigana, 24, is now a student at the University of […]

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

New music dean looks to future of school

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 to other schools at the University. Seth Beckman, who started in the position on Aug. 18, proposed a music minor, which is due for review by the University’s academic […]

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City budget calls for property tax hikes

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 in a statement. According to the projections, homeowners who have properties valued at least $100,000 will […]

SGA reveals plans for semester

By Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke Students can expect to see changes from the Student Government Association this year, including more collaboration between organizations on campus and increased school spirit. The SGA has been working on an initiative called #duqbucketlist with Nicole Bucholtz, director of marketing and promotions in the athletics department. This year, […]

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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 autumn’s trending faux-fur coats […]

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Colter beats cancer, ready for basketball on the Bluff to resume

Pat Higgins | Sports Editor Derrick Colter is smooth on the hardwood. As the primary point guard for the Dukes, he started all 30 games for the Red & Blue last season. He appeared on SportsCenter’s Top-10 on two separate occasions, first for a NBA Street-style “dinner’s served” alley-oop to former Duke Ovie Soko in […]

Fall television lineup: What to look out for this season

By: Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor Fall is here and to me that doesn’t mean pumpkin spice lattes or new fashion. It means a whole new wave of offerings are about to hit (or return to) the small screen. I’m going to keep it simple and talk about the programs I’m looking forward to, new […]

Men’s soccer defeats UB, remains undefeated at home

Marie Jubert | The Duquesne Duke On a blustery Sunday afternoon at Rooney Field, the Duquesne men’s soccer team shut out the University of Buffalo 3-0, and improved to 4-0-0 at home this season. The Red & Blue were able to capitalize on a number of scoring opportunities during the game, especially on corner kicks. […]

Dukes win seventh straight game at Rooney

Rich Donahue | The Duquesne Duke In a city that lives on football, it’s hard for the Duquesne Dukes to stand out in the crowd. But the Dukes can brag about something that not even the Pittsburgh Steelers can claim: a seven-game home winning streak. For the seventh time in as many games at Rooney […]


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Courtesy of  Jeremy Zerbe: (Pictured left to right) - Bassist Dane Gaydosh, drummer Tyler Donaldson and vocalist and guitarist Jeremy Zerbe of Girl Scout.

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 to the Pittsburgh scene. […]