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And without paper, it could not have happened (unless you had a camera)

(06/01/21 3:58am)

If you’ve ever been in the 301 Flowers office, you’ve probably stared at the iconic print paper editions hanging on the walls. The “Five Golden Rings” headline with a gleaming Coach K. Front pages that document Steve Schewel becoming mayor of Durham. A tribute to Matt Sclafani, our late 1990-91 editor-in-chief. Our papers have documented bits and pieces of Duke history, from devastating basketball losses to really creepy paintings in dorms.

The most-viewed stories you May have missed this month

(05/31/21 1:43am)

May brought celebration to Duke’s campus and beyond. The Class of 2021 graduated and were able to have an in-person ceremony. The University eased COVID-19 restrictions regarding mask-wearing on campus and announced some of the safety guidelines to expect in the fall. As sports teams pushed through NCAA tournaments, Duke officially welcomed new Athletic Director Nina King. Among all these new developments, here are five stories that really stood out to our readers.

'Another week with the boys': Duke men's lacrosse set to take on No. 3 Maryland in Final Four

(05/28/21 11:21pm)

After an exciting weekend of lacrosse that saw three of the four Elite Eight matchups go to overtime, No. 2-seed Duke will face off against undefeated Maryland—the final remaining Division 1 unbeaten—for the fourth time n the Final Four since 2011 this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Hartford, Conn. 

Some Duke environmental activists hopeful, others cautious about Biden's policies

(05/28/21 3:08am)

President Joe Biden ran on what has been described by some as “the most aggressive climate platform ever advanced by a U.S. presidential nominee in the general election.” But since taking office in January, environmental activists have been watching closely to see if he can fulfill his promises. 

Words from the wise: Class of 2021 graduates offer advice to younger Blue Devils

(05/28/21 3:19am)

The Class of 2021 experienced it all: after sailing through two and a half years of normal, in-person college life, the pandemic forced them to make the abrupt switch to online classes and virtual job recruitment. Uncertainty plagued the first half of their senior year, but things began to look up as graduation approached, with the increasing availability of vaccines and relaxation of restrictions. The Chronicle asked four members of the Class of 2021 to share what they learned from their Duke experiences. Here’s what they said.