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The energy in Cameron Indoor Stadium was through the roof Friday night as the Blue Devils took the court for Coach K's final Countdown to Craziness. In addition to our analysis of the action, photographers Aaron Zhao and Rebecca Schneid captured the excitement visually.
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A collection of photos from Coach K's final Countdown to Craziness

The energy in Cameron Indoor Stadium was through the roof Friday night as the Blue Devils took the court for Coach K's final Countdown to Craziness. In addition to our analysis of the action, photographers Aaron Zhao and Rebecca Schneid captured the excitement visually.


In a Saturday evening game, the Wildcats valiantly clawed their into a sizeable large Duke Blue Devil lead during the second half, but the Blue Devils hang on, winning the game over the Wildcats 30-23. Photos by Staff Photographer Aaron Zhao and Associate Editor Zoé Murphy.
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Duke Football: Blue Devils vs. Northwestern Wildcats

In a Saturday evening game, the Wildcats valiantly clawed their into a sizeable large Duke Blue Devil lead during the second half, but the Blue Devils hang on, winning the game over the Wildcats 30-23. Photos by Staff Photographer Aaron Zhao and Associate Editor Zoé Murphy.


Their first game of the season, the Duke Blue Devils visited UNC Charlotte to play the 49ers.  With a tight game, the 49ers won 31-28. Photos by staff photographer Simran Prakash. 
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Duke Football: Blue Devils vs. Charlotte 49ers

Their first game of the season, the Duke Blue Devils visited UNC Charlotte to play the 49ers.  With a tight game, the 49ers won 31-28. Photos by staff photographer Simran Prakash. 


From his appointment as Duke men's basketball head coach to his ACC Championship win in 2019, The Chronicle has been there to document all of Coach K's successes. Take a look at the iconic Chronicle print editions featuring the victories and milestones of the most winningest coach in college basketball history.
Gallery by Leah Boyd. Captions by Chronicle sports staff.
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Coach K's iconic moments in print

From his appointment as Duke men's basketball head coach to his ACC Championship win in 2019, The Chronicle has been there to document all of Coach K's successes. Take a look at the iconic Chronicle print editions featuring the victories and milestones of the most winningest coach in college basketball history. Gallery by Leah Boyd. Captions by Chronicle sports staff.


In spring 2020, Professor of History John French and Silvio Luiz de Almeida, Mellon Visiting Professor in the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, led the course "Black Lives Matter: Brazil-USA," in which students examined the Black Lives Matter movement in both countries and developed an exhibit based on their findings. At the time, they hoped to open the gallery in the Franklin Gallery @ History in Classroom Building. The gallery opened virtually in fall 2020 before going on display in Penn Pavilion in spring 2021. 

In an email to The Chronicle, French wrote that the display is an "internationalist project that aims to combine exciting visual imagery and messaging." He and de Almeida are thankful "for the growth in [their] knowledge and effectiveness form working binationally and collaboratively" with the students in their course and curators of the posters.

"This installation addresses the movements to defend Black lives in Brazil and the United States," a poster reads. "It offers a global perspective on the right against racist police violence and structural racism and demands respect for the rights of Black people."

One of the signs details the "ongoing genocide against Black people in Brazil," citing statistics that Brazilian police killed 24,741 citizens, 76% of whom were Black, between 2015 and 2019. Black Brazilians are 2.7 times more likely to be killed by police than white Brazilians, according to the display.

"As a world of freedom struggles demonstrates, we need to fight for a politics of life that recognizes that where there is racism and injustice, there will never be peace nor a good life and equality for all," French wrote. "Racism is everybody's problem the U.S. and Brazil cannot be set right if we do not tear racism up by its roots."

French added that the display is a step towards "making Duke an international reference point for anti-racist education and activism and, eventually, a model of equity and respect for difference."

The display calls on viewers to "listen, learn, and put your resources—money, time, power, platform, knowledge—behind Black-led organizations and movements fighting racism and inequity." 

"It's way past time," a sign reads.

Photos by Bella Bann and Leah Boyd. Nadia Bey contributed reporting.
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'A global fight for breath': A look at the Black Lives Matter: Brazil-USA display

In spring 2020, Professor of History John French and Silvio Luiz de Almeida, Mellon Visiting Professor in the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, led the course "Black Lives Matter: Brazil-USA," in which students examined the Black Lives Matter movement in both countries and developed an exhibit based on their findings. At the time, they hoped to open the gallery in the Franklin Gallery @ History in Classroom Building. The gallery opened virtually in fall 2020 before going on display in Penn Pavilion in spring 2021.  In an email to The Chronicle, French wrote that the display is an "internationalist project that aims to combine exciting visual imagery and messaging." He and de Almeida are thankful "for the growth in [their] knowledge and effectiveness form working binationally and collaboratively" with the students in their course and curators of the posters. "This installation addresses the movements to defend Black lives in Brazil and the United States," a poster reads. "It offers a global perspective on the right against racist police violence and structural racism and demands respect for the rights of Black people." One of the signs details the "ongoing genocide against Black people in Brazil," citing statistics that Brazilian police killed 24,741 citizens, 76% of whom were Black, between 2015 and 2019. Black Brazilians are 2.7 times more likely to be killed by police than white Brazilians, according to the display. "As a world of freedom struggles demonstrates, we need to fight for a politics of life that recognizes that where there is racism and injustice, there will never be peace nor a good life and equality for all," French wrote. "Racism is everybody's problem the U.S. and Brazil cannot be set right if we do not tear racism up by its roots." French added that the display is a step towards "making Duke an international reference point for anti-racist education and activism and, eventually, a model of equity and respect for difference." The display calls on viewers to "listen, learn, and put your resources—money, time, power, platform, knowledge—behind Black-led organizations and movements fighting racism and inequity."  "It's way past time," a sign reads. Photos by Bella Bann and Leah Boyd. Nadia Bey contributed reporting.


After  one pandemic, two full years in person, three summers, and four years of friendship and memories, the Class of 2021 finally had their in-person commencement ceremony on May 2, 2021. Here is our photo depiction of the commencement speakers and the graduating class!

Photos by V. 116 Photo Editor Simran Prakash.
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Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony

After  one pandemic, two full years in person, three summers, and four years of friendship and memories, the Class of 2021 finally had their in-person commencement ceremony on May 2, 2021. Here is our photo depiction of the commencement speakers and the graduating class! Photos by V. 116 Photo Editor Simran Prakash.


With commencement just around the corner, The Chronicle asked for submissions and put this gallery together to help capture the spirit of graduation.
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The Class of 2021's graduation photos

With commencement just around the corner, The Chronicle asked for submissions and put this gallery together to help capture the spirit of graduation.


From making Spanish food from behind a Zoom screen to assembling drones outside, classes and academic programs adapted to the realities of the pandemic.

Part of The Chronicle's collection of community submissions documenting the 2020-21 academic year. See the full project here: https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2021/04/duke-university-photo-video-academic-year-student-staff-faculty
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From the community: Learning carries on

From making Spanish food from behind a Zoom screen to assembling drones outside, classes and academic programs adapted to the realities of the pandemic. Part of The Chronicle's collection of community submissions documenting the 2020-21 academic year. See the full project here: https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2021/04/duke-university-photo-video-academic-year-student-staff-faculty


Some features of campus never change. Find such staples as the Sarah P. Duke Gardens and the beloved golden retriever Nugget, and see the photos people took of themselves on a campus changed by the pandemic. 

Part of The Chronicle's collection of community submissions documenting the 2020-21 academic year. See the full project here: https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2021/04/duke-university-photo-video-academic-year-student-staff-faculty
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From the community: A quiet campus

Some features of campus never change. Find such staples as the Sarah P. Duke Gardens and the beloved golden retriever Nugget, and see the photos people took of themselves on a campus changed by the pandemic.  Part of The Chronicle's collection of community submissions documenting the 2020-21 academic year. See the full project here: https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2021/04/duke-university-photo-video-academic-year-student-staff-faculty


Last year, Duke students were forced to trade their vibrant spring lives for closed doors, covered faces and bucketloads of hand sanitizer. With COVID-19 vaccinations more accessible and students back on campus, this spring has brought back joy and vibrancy to the lives of not only students, but also animals and nature on campus. 

Photos by Photography Editor Simran Prakash, Features Photography Editor Aaron Zhao, Editor-in-Chief Matthew Griffin, and Staff Photographer Mary Helen Wood.
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Spring 2021: A season of renewal

Last year, Duke students were forced to trade their vibrant spring lives for closed doors, covered faces and bucketloads of hand sanitizer. With COVID-19 vaccinations more accessible and students back on campus, this spring has brought back joy and vibrancy to the lives of not only students, but also animals and nature on campus.  Photos by Photography Editor Simran Prakash, Features Photography Editor Aaron Zhao, Editor-in-Chief Matthew Griffin, and Staff Photographer Mary Helen Wood.


On February 19th, Duke LASO (Latin American Student Organization) had their annual Valentine's Day giveaway event, despite the winter storm that same morning. The flowers were delivered all the way from Colombia, donated by Flores El Trigal and Queen's Flowers. The event was coordinated by Natalia Mesa, a Duke and LASO alum from the Class of 2020. LASO distributed the bouquets through West Union, East and West bus stops, Pitchforks, security locations, Perkins Library, The Loop, and the East Campus Marketplace. Amidst all the recent changes and the ongoing pandemic, LASO was able to show Duke and Healthcare workers how much their dedication, care, and courage was appreciated. 
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Duke LASO's Annual Valentine's Day Event

On February 19th, Duke LASO (Latin American Student Organization) had their annual Valentine's Day giveaway event, despite the winter storm that same morning. The flowers were delivered all the way from Colombia, donated by Flores El Trigal and Queen's Flowers. The event was coordinated by Natalia Mesa, a Duke and LASO alum from the Class of 2020. LASO distributed the bouquets through West Union, East and West bus stops, Pitchforks, security locations, Perkins Library, The Loop, and the East Campus Marketplace. Amidst all the recent changes and the ongoing pandemic, LASO was able to show Duke and Healthcare workers how much their dedication, care, and courage was appreciated. 


With the weather a bit colder this week, Durham got some snow on January 28! Here is photography editor Simran Prakash’s photographic depiction of the snowfall on Duke’s campus.
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Snow Day!

With the weather a bit colder this week, Durham got some snow on January 28! Here is photography editor Simran Prakash’s photographic depiction of the snowfall on Duke’s campus.


Here are the faces of the leaders at Duke who are fighting for a more diverse campus. Photographs include representation from the Center of Multicultural Affairs, Blue Devils United, Mi Gente, and Duke DIYA.

Photographs by Aaron Zhao and Ayesham Khan.
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Duke's Diversity in Photos

Here are the faces of the leaders at Duke who are fighting for a more diverse campus. Photographs include representation from the Center of Multicultural Affairs, Blue Devils United, Mi Gente, and Duke DIYA. Photographs by Aaron Zhao and Ayesham Khan.


As the leaves turn to orange and the weather begins to cool, come take a glance at Aaron Zhao, Henry Haggart, and Winnie Lu's photographic depiction of Duke's 2020 Fall season.
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Duke's Fall Season in Pictures

As the leaves turn to orange and the weather begins to cool, come take a glance at Aaron Zhao, Henry Haggart, and Winnie Lu's photographic depiction of Duke's 2020 Fall season.


Associate Photography Editor Henry Haggart went out into downtown Durham on Saturday Nov. 7 to capture the scene as Durham residents celebrated the victory of Democratic President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. With cars honking and people celebrating ecstatically, the city was more alive than it has been for quite a while.
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Durham celebrates Joe Biden's election

Associate Photography Editor Henry Haggart went out into downtown Durham on Saturday Nov. 7 to capture the scene as Durham residents celebrated the victory of Democratic President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. With cars honking and people celebrating ecstatically, the city was more alive than it has been for quite a while.


On Election Day 2020, Nov. 3, associate photography editors Lydia Sellers and Henry Haggart went into Durham to capture the scene. The City of Durham urged its residents to mail in votes through signage posted throughout the city, and voting centers on Election Day had shorter lines than usual. But for those who did vote in-person, Durham aimed to make voting as accessible as possible, with both free Lyft and Spin scooter rides to the polling centers and handouts of snacks and masks at the centers. (This gallery has been updated to remove a photo that was not taken on Election Day.) 
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Election Day 2020

On Election Day 2020, Nov. 3, associate photography editors Lydia Sellers and Henry Haggart went into Durham to capture the scene. The City of Durham urged its residents to mail in votes through signage posted throughout the city, and voting centers on Election Day had shorter lines than usual. But for those who did vote in-person, Durham aimed to make voting as accessible as possible, with both free Lyft and Spin scooter rides to the polling centers and handouts of snacks and masks at the centers. (This gallery has been updated to remove a photo that was not taken on Election Day.) 


With the current pandemic, Duke students near and afar are spending their semester in creative ways. From new study stations to time in the sun, students have found new ways to keep themselves busy, all the way from the United States to São Paolo and Dubai. Take a look at these photos to see how our remote students are keeping themselves occupied away from Duke!
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How are remote students spending their time this semester?

With the current pandemic, Duke students near and afar are spending their semester in creative ways. From new study stations to time in the sun, students have found new ways to keep themselves busy, all the way from the United States to São Paolo and Dubai. Take a look at these photos to see how our remote students are keeping themselves occupied away from Duke!


On Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, Nolan Smith, men's basketball director of operations, organized a socially distanced peaceful protest for the Black Lives Matter movement at K-Ville. Speeches were given by coaches, students and other figures at Duke.

Photos by Henry Haggart.
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Black Lives Matter protest in K-Ville

On Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, Nolan Smith, men's basketball director of operations, organized a socially distanced peaceful protest for the Black Lives Matter movement at K-Ville. Speeches were given by coaches, students and other figures at Duke. Photos by Henry Haggart.