Daily Features

OPINION

Dude, where's my degree?

When passing judgment on student athletes at Duke, it critical to look beyond the overly publicized promotion of Duke men’s basketball, including the phenomenon of one and done players. The clear majority of Duke student athletes are on campus for the sole purpose of learning at a world class university. 

OPINION

À la carte: Great for meals, not health care

Last week, the Republican repeal of Obamacare went from unlikely, to maybe, to dead. While it appears that President Obama’s signature healthcare legislation will remain in place for now, it is unlikely that the Republicans won’t try again later for another repeal.

OPINION

A gay fraternity cooler

I am neither a fraternity brother nor female. So after a couple years of watching women pour their hearts, their wallets and their free time into decorating coolers for fraternity away-formals, I never expected to join. Take a walk through Central Campus in the spring, and you’ll probably see groups of girls huddled over beverage coolers with painting supplies.

OPINION

Campus Enterprises deemed 'too big to fail'

In a flurry of regulatory changes made over the weekend after a packed legislative session, Duke Student Government announced Monday that it had designated Campus Enterprises (CE) as “Too Big To Fail.” The student-run LLC, which has been a part of the Duke community for over 20 years and definitely is not a pyramid scheme, said members are “saddened” about the designation, which will subject them to heightened regulatory scrutiny and potential interference from DSG. “We’re glad to have ...

OPINION

Safe spaces and controversial speakers

Academic freedom requires that we get to create many different, discrete safe spaces. But you can’t claim your safe space and deny others theirs.