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The way a person unwraps a present can say a lot about him or her. I realized that this past weekend as I handled ameticulously wrapped box placed in my lap. Karen had wrapped it so tightly that there was no evident fold under which I could slide my finger, gently undo the tape and extract the gift with the paper relatively intact.“What are you doing?” she laughed. “Who cares about the wrapping? Just rip it!” Three minutes later, when I was still searching for the perfect opening, Karen and the other women ceased to find me so cute. Half afraid they were going to take back the present, leave the party, or both, I gave into peer pressure and tore the gift open, somehow still managing to keep the wrapping in three delightfully whole pieces.
It is the NCAA Tournament of the bhangra world. Similar to college basketball teams' dream of reaching the Final Four, bhangra dance teams want to make it to Bhangra Blowout, the national bhangra dancing competition held annually in Washington, D.C. Tomorrow afternoon, Duke Dhamaka will be the Gonzaga of the contest, competing against nine bhangra powerhouses in its first Blowout appearance.
The position necessitates experience, and electors will not be disappointed--all four candidates for executive vice president of Duke Student Government bring to the table comparably extensive experience with and knowledge of the organization.
Carrying a backpack bearing only food, water, camera and equipment, Andrew Skurka, Trinity '03, is staring down the trail with about 7,640 miles to go, but the weather is on his mind right now. A wintry mix is blowing into Ohio today and the snow will be arriving tomorrow and lasting a few days, so he will have to plow through the elements with his snowshoes in daytime temperatures hovering in the high twenties.
Whoever said people just read The Chronicle for the daily crossword puzzle?
After a long day of classes, senior Joe Bluedevil approaches the door of his Central Campus house and puts his thumb up to a fingerprint scanner near the entrance.
When 21-year old Natasha Hanshaw visits the Amazon.com site or stops by the essay collection section of Barnes and Noble bookstore, she will see her new book staring right back at her.
Mike Mahdi watched as the burning candle, glimmering in the dark room, passed from one outstretched hand to another. Listening to heartfelt stories of suicidal thoughts and rape, he realized that everyone standing in the circle with him was the same. The silence was being broken, he thought.
These guys just don't quit.
After six months of research, interviews, discussion and reflection, a task force advising the University on its next step to increase faculty diversity will conclude its work next week.
A lemonade stand in the summer or a lawn-mowing job may be the farthest most children get in starting their own business, but the four Calvo children of Cary, N.C. have set their hearts on bigger dreams--a thriving cookie- and pie-baking business.
Society in America today is like a 100-yard dash in which two groups are running, said lawyer, lobbyist and civil rights activist Randall Robinson. "One group runs, and the second group, you shoot them in the knees and say, 'Run! You can catch up!' But you can never catch up because great crimes have never been addressed," he said.
This is the first story in a five-part series examining the races for Duke Student Government executive positions.
Diversity was the name of the game as the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations on campus reached their climax yesterday with panel discussions, cultural performances and a poetry slam.
When Harvard Law School Professor Lani Guinier, asked her eight-year-old son what he would say if someone called him an "ugly n-----," he told her he wanted to be white. "If I were white," he said, "I wouldn't be called a n-----."
When several University students travel to Washington, D.C. this weekend to participate in a protest against a possible war with Iraq, their main agenda will be President George W. Bush's current foreign policy. But, under the sponsorship of Duke's Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee, they will also be honoring King's legacy as a "radical pacifist."
A combination of financial difficulties, close family ties and obligations, and Duke's racial climate often discourages prospective Latino undergraduates from either applying to the University or matriculating, according to a recent, informal study by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
The women wore raincoats over their shorts when coming back from physical education classes, obeyed 11 p.m. curfews and received male visitors in the parlor. And if they wanted to go on a date with a boy, they would have to sign in and out.
A new mentoring program aims to help Duke students navigate their four-year journey through the Gothic Wonderland.