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The future belongs to you. Go vote.

(09/18/20 4:00am)

On September 11, 2001, I was studying abroad in the Netherlands, when the first of two planes piloted by terrorists slammed into the World Trade Center. I will never forget arriving at the only television in our dorm just in time to see the second plane collide with its target. Any hope that the first had been a mistake was instantly shattered, and the only world in which I had lived, one in which America was blessed with peaceful prosperity, was wiped away with it.

Scouting the opponent: Duke football welcomes new-look Boston College to Durham

(09/17/20 9:40pm)

After a disappointing, yet promising performance against Notre Dame in the season-opener last week, the Blue Devils will return home to a fan-less Wallace Wade Stadium Saturday at 12 p.m. to face Boston College, who will kick off its season. But how do you prepare for a team playing its 2020 opener under a brand new head coach and system?

Why I'm a digital reactionary

(09/18/20 4:00am)

I was born in the house my father built, but it was ruled by my mother, Ann. It was 1998, and the analog world was crumbling in the face of the digital revolution. Most saw this impending shift as an accomplishment to be heralded. A few saw it as an inevitability to be managed. But Ann saw the digital age for what it would be—a siege upon the human psyche. 

Take of the week: All-inclusive NCAA tournament is bad for basketball

(09/17/20 2:22am)

Let’s face it—we all miss basketball. With a dissatisfying end to the 2020 basketball season, combined with a long and miserable hiatus of sports in general, Duke fans can nearly unanimously pronounce that basketball needs to come back as soon as possible. How this happens, however, is a different story. 

Anti-maskers don’t trust science: And it’s science’s fault

(09/17/20 4:00am)

Pop culture has long ridiculed the absurdity of anti-vaxxers, painting a humorous stereotype of unhinged parents clinging on to conspiracy theories and scepticism. Their objections to vaccinations can be catastrophic for their children and communities, and their reasoning and anti-science attitudes seem laughable. They are seen as an easy target for satire and scapegoating. This ongoing pandemic has brought out a similar group of skeptics and internet sleuthers, the anti-maskers. 

Behind the scenes of The Lodge with TikTok food vlogger and Duke RA Ben Wallace

(09/16/20 5:56pm)

We have all heard the myths passed down by whispers about life inside the gray walls and glass windows of The Lodge, located at Duke Medical Center, now home to the Dukies identified through contact tracing. Although some may focus on the rooming amenities of The Lodge, I wondered, on a scale of Marketplace to West Union, how appetizing is the food at The Lodge? I decided, precautions in mind, to speak on Zoom to an actual student in the trenches.

X-Factor: Duke football's Noah Gray will be a deciding factor against Boston College

(09/16/20 4:57pm)

The Blue Devils put up a strong showing against Notre Dame in the season opener last week and despite the loss, there were many positive takeaways. This week they’ll face off against Boston College, whose team is sporting a new look to both their offense and defense. The Blue Zone gives you a player from each team that could prove to be the deciding factor on Saturday.