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OPINION

Why we win the battle and lose the war

Up until the 21st century, winning a war has usually been a matter of physical strength. From the European guns used to conquer the Native Americans to the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima, a clear pattern emerges: the side with better weapons, more innovative technology and greater manpower wins.

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The name of the game

This Sunday, some 189 million Americans will watch the Super Bowl. Very, very few of those people will pause their snacking and drinking and cheering to ponder how an iconic cultural spectacle ended up with such a ridiculous-sounding name. The issue is not the fact that the game is called a bowl; championship games have been called bowls since the construction of the Rose Bowl stadium in 1922.

OPINION

Love is a feeling, not a game

Happy almost Valentine’s Day, Duke humans. According to Mumford and Sons, “where you invest your love, you invest your life.” I hope you have been wise with your investment.

OPINION

Negative interest rates in Japan

Out of options and desperate for resurgence, the Japanese economy has been forced to try its luck with negative interest rates.

OPINION

The allure of social exclusivity

“As the demographic most vulnerable to low self-esteem and issues pertaining to social exclusion, college-aged individuals must reflect on the systems that divide them, and strive to build camaraderie that transcends all else.”

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Checking in

While browsing Pinterest (procrastination, anyone?), I came across a quote that went something like this: anxiety is not being able to sleep because you’re worrying about something wrong you may have said two years ago.