In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate
The tragedy in Boston is a heavy weight on the heart of every American.
Taking a walk down memory lane
Three years ago, I had no idea what the future had in store for me. I was just a regular boy from Southern California who wanted to try something new.
Today We Remember
My grandfather looked fragile, a shell of his former self. We had just finished the part of Passover Seder called “Eating of the Festival Meal.”
Being fruitful in the desert
There is nothing revelatory about the notion that it is difficult to live in Israel.
Toward respect for different opinions on campus
I am writing in response to the article, “Duke students opposing same-sex marriage largely stay quiet,” and generally to the recent dozen or so op-eds that have been about same-sex marriage.
What Christians believe about belief
We Christians should expect our proclamation to appear mere foolishness to our unbelieving interlocutors (1 Corinthians 1:18-25), so the March 21 guest column by Fedja Pavlovic is hardly shocking.
Eruditio versus religio
“Is this the right chapel?” a tourist asked me at the West Campus bus stop, standing in the shadow of the 210-foot-tall tower.
What I wish I had known as an underclassman
Throughout our four years at Duke, we have often heard anecdotal accounts of the problems with Duke’s culture.
One stalemate too many
For those who haven’t been following the melodrama unfolding in the Capitol, the next highly anticipated show takes place this week.
As March quickly approaches, I notice conversations often turning toward Spring Break: Beach season will soon be upon us.
You are not alone
We don’t like to talk about struggle. It’s easy to say that we should embrace vulnerability; living it proves much harder. Many of us are afraid to speak up when we’re having a hard time.
Then soar as a phoenix
In response to the Feb. 19 column, “I rise in flame,” let me first say: I am sorry, Patrick. I was saddened and disheartened to hear of your experience as a gay man at Duke.
Time for a K-ville Magna Carta
On Feb. 13, The Chronicle ran a guest piece (“Power monitoring”) criticizing the line monitors’ enforcement of walk-up line policies leading up to the Carolina game.
I am a racist
I am one of the organizers of last week’s Race Is Not a Party protest. I am straight. I am male. I am white (mostly). I am comfortably middle-class.
An apology from Kappa Sigma
We wish to deeply apologize to any individual who we offended and to the greater Duke community for our contributions to the marginalization.
Tension over "Asia Prime" party
In the wake of the political fallout following the “Pilgrims and Indians” party of 2011, I was pleasantly surprised at the mostly progressive response from Duke’s student body.
A new semester's resolution for us all
“You did a really great job yesterday and I appreciated it a lot.”
I don’t usually write columns, and I’m not on Twitter. Call me an introvert. Yet, as I read with interest a piece titled “Greatness” in the Jan. 11 edition of The Chronicle, I felt it needed a...
Horse slaughter in the U.S.
As America prepared for Thanksgiving last year, President Obama was busy signing off on a law lifting the ban of the use of federal money for inspecting horses and facilities used in slaughter.
The face of AIDS
“That’s like, AIDS on your face right?” I instinctively froze. We were in the middle of the Bryan Center on a bustling career-fair day.
A college girl's guide to not getting raped abroad
“Oooh my God, how amaaaaazing was abroad?!” “Was it just sooo amazing?!” “Ah I bet you had such adventures!” “I’m soooo jealous!” “Oh my God, was it life-changing!?”
A factory farm Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a holiday where families reunite to enjoy a wonderful feast together and express their gratitude for the good things in their lives.
Against a two-party system
I skipped over the Obama and Romney circles when I cast my ballot last week.