Daily Features

OPINION

My week without health insurance

Once a month, I open my shipment of Enbrel refills and see a receipt with two numbers: Medication Cost: $3,200 Patient Responsibility: $0 That’s pretty nice.

OPINION

The fourth cup of coffee

Before campus was filled with the new semester mantra of “how was your summer?”, the tranquility of a deserted Duke was disrupted by the laughs of eight to ten year old girls.

OPINION

Just read the book

Another year, another “scandal.” I use the term loosely. If we call having a porn star a “scandal,” then this probably qualifies as well.

OPINION

A lesson in empathy

I spent the summer participating in the DukeEngage Seattle program, but now beginning a different internship in New York, it feels natural to keep plowing ahead, compartmentalizing my summer in Seattle as just that — another summer experience.

OPINION

Another failure is no surprise

Earlier this month, a column arguing for the merits of the Iran deal was published in The Chronicle, titled “If it sounds too bad to be true, it probably isn’t.” Although I believe that this administration’s deal with Iran will go down in history as one of the most detrimental foreign policy failures, I think that it is a topic that has already been well covered here on The Chronicle by both sides.

OPINION

The last straw

The new year crinkles. Sounds of a new semester are those of bubble wrap popping, nylon scratching, tape unsticking, cardboard tearing.