Opinion

Illuminating the light rail

Public transit is not a zero-sum game; transit investment does not have to equate to citizen displacement. Durham is at a crossroads—it must decide if it truly wants to be an accessible city for all, and act accordingly.


Duke hypocrisy

We are not asking others to pity us, but rather suggesting that it is a shame that our world has come to this point of double standards.


Legally drunk and confused

For a few months now, I’ve been repeatedly telling my friends about how excited I was to finally turn 21 and be able to order a goddamn beer with my ...


'68 to '18

Comparing the atmosphere of ‘68 verses ‘18—both years being characterized by a deep distrust in government, crises within American liberalism and ...


Accepting the unacceptable

The reasons that Republicans offer for the prevalence of gun violence betray their commitment to do absolutely nothing about this issue going forward. ...


Shame on Nancy MacLean

Professor MacLean’s language has no place in this world—not in the mouths of either the right or the left, not at a book talk, and certainly not at ...


We need "Empathy Studies"

Empathy is a test of character, but it is also a test of strength, effectiveness and capacity for good. Global leaders need the emotional intelligence ...


Movies and moisturizer

Art—specifically, the art of film—is a powerful outlet for emotion. For this reason, I call myself a cinephile. Film can make me experience what I ...