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The Strokes’ new single presents a promising start to their newest album

(7 hours ago)

On Feb. 10, at the Bernie Sanders rally in New Hampshire, The Strokes announced the upcoming (April 10, to be exact) arrival of their newest album, “The New Abnormal,” and the release of a new single, “At the Door.” This is following their 2016 EP “Future Past Present” and their 2013 album “Comedown Machine.”

Key three: Duke men's basketball's Vernon Carey Jr. must win the battle down low against N.C. State

(16 hours ago)

After a blowout win against Notre Dame Saturday, Duke travels to nearby Raleigh to take on N.C. State in perhaps the team's toughest road competition left on its schedule. The Blue Zone breaks down three keys if the Blue Devils want to come away with a victory and remain atop the ACC standings:

The responsibility asked of preprofessionals

(17 hours ago)

Two weeks ago, I tackled what I saw as a form of stigmatization that exists against the pre-professional track at Duke. I wanted to refute the idea that choosing a career for financial stability or other material reasons is a “shallow” way to live life. Although I feel I have worked to legitimate the choice to become a preprofessional, that does not mean there are no problems with the pre-professional track, especially as it exists at Duke. 

X-Factor: Duke men's basketball's Joey Baker looks to put pressure on stingy N.C. State defense

(02/18/20 4:55pm)

Don’t look now, but the Blue Devils are starting to peak at just the right time before March overtakes the college basketball universe. However, despite North Carolina State being viewed as the tiny third wheel in the intense hatred between Duke and North Carolina, the Blue Devils should not overlook an improving Wolfpack team. The Blue Zone is here to give you a couple key names to look out for in Wednesday night’s battle:

It's time for the Divinity School to come out as gay

(02/18/20 5:00am)

The United Methodist Church is embroiled in controversy about its regressive stance against gay marriage. Duke’s Divinity School, a United Methodist Church seminary, has long found itself in the crosshairs of UMC’s tradition and student advocacy for better progress on queer issues. Lately, the school has considered its future given the possibility that UMC may split into different factions based on different congregations’ social values. Student advocates calling for condemnation of “UMC’s discriminatory LGBTQ policies” are important; however, they do not go far enough. It’s time for the Divinity School to come out as gay.