The start of school has brought a variety of changes to campus life. We took a look at the latest changes and cast our vote on what we approve and disapprove.
Red Mango to come to campus
Choose-your-own toppings superior to three hand-placed raspberries on your yogurt. And more tart flavors to boot.
LoYo iced out by Duke Dining
Your hip, local red velvet yogurt will be missed—but not the food truck price premium.
Losing the Class of 2013
We miss you already
Welcoming the Class of 2017
You make us feel old. Upperclassmen tip: ditch the lanyards.
Baldwin Auditorium renovations complete.
Baldwin’s transformation is jaw-dropping. See it yourself on October 4 when Grammy Award winning jazz pianist Billy Childs christens the space for Duke performances.
President Brodhead on the Colbert Report
Fist bump for the humanities: our president is both swag and erudite.
New fence surrounding West Union and Perkins
Neo-neo-gothic cardboard looks like a bad print job at Kinko’s. Try again, Duke.
Another shiny glass box, plus extended Plaza space and more outdoor seating, is a welcome addition to the heart of campus.
Speak of the Devil’s Lonely Island mash-up
Speak kills it at the a cappella concert with their hilarious rendition of such millennial classics as “I Just Had Sex” and “I’m on a Boat.” And so the audition wars begin.
Al Buehler documentary screening
A free showing of Grant Hill-produced “Starting at the Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story” on October first is hosted by Jon Scheyer. Besides being a Duke sports extravaganza, it’s an opportunity to commemorate Buehler and NCCU track coach LeRoy Walker for their commitment to equality and unity during the heart of segregation in the South.
A recent report released by researchers at the Duke University Medical Center reveals that pulling out is significantly less effective than contraceptives at preventing unintended pregnancies. Although the findings seem a little self-evident—it’s usually better to wear rain boots than to try to avoid the puddles—we always appreciate information that makes sex healthier and more fun.
Duke Bikes Rides Away
Just as New York and other cities roll out new public bicycle programs, Duke puts the brakes on its own bike-sharing operation. Space for the bikes was tight and demand was waning, but the program offered students an easy way to get around campus. We hope Duke Bikes returns in some form, but, if you want to buy a bike of your own, head out to the Arts Annex today between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to pick one up.
New Food Trucks
Although we’re sad to see Loyo go, we’re thrilled that Foster’s and Humble Pig have a regular gig on campus this semester. Food is always better when it comes from a truck.