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"I’ve never even touched a gun before.”
When I first found out I’d be working on the Obama campaign, I was purposefully playing a fourth or fifth round of FIFA to avoid thinking about my future. After returning to Duke last spring from studying abroad in Paris, I’d been drifting aimlessly from classes to parties to the same dorm-room couch I could always count on to envelop me while I put off confronting the paralysis I encountered whenever I tried to get my shit together.
On May 8, registered North Carolina voters—including Duke students who hail from outside the state—can vote on Amendment One, a change to the state constitution that would define marriage as strictly between one man and one woman. The amendment, which provides that heterosexual marriage be the only domestic partnership recognized by the state, is stirring passion and prompting activism on both sides of the debate. Although recent polls show that a majority of North Carolinians support the proposed amendment, Duke, as a campus and an institution, is coming down squarely against it.
I feel empty this September 11th, out of the country and away from my home and family in New York City. I passed the morning in silence, alone in my small Parisian apartment watching YouTube.
In control of the North Carolina General Assembly for the first time in more than a century, Republican lawmakers are moving forward on a host of legislation that would greatly expand gun rights.
Governor Bev Perdue unveiled a budget proposal Thursday that would cleave $3.2 billion from state spending over the next two years, slashing 10,000 state jobs but protecting education funding.
After a significant loss of outside funding, Duke has less money and fewer people dedicated to engaging the Durham community.
Don’t read too much into this fall’s midterm elections results.
In a sharp rebuke of President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, citizens across the country voted Tuesday to shift the balance of power in Washington, handing Republicans control of the House of Representatives and whittling down the Democrats’ Senate majority.
This year’s election season has so far proven a stark contrast to that of 2008, when masses of Dukies turned to the polls as part of an unprecedented youth turnout that propelled President Barack Obama to a narrow victory in North Carolina.
As two Chinese graduate students new to the country, Ke Xu and Li Kan stuck together during orientation, even getting on the same Verizon family plan when buying cell phones. Two months later—in separate incidents but on consecutive days—both were robbed on or near LaSalle Street.
Incumbent Republican Sen. Richard Burr faced off against Democratic challenger Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and Libertarian candidate Michael Beitler in the second of three televised debates last night in Raleigh.
When Durham residents—along with the Duke students that make it to the polls—pull back the curtain to vote for their congressional representative Nov. 2, they will choose between two opposing visions of economic recovery.
After discussing the state of America’s all-volunteer military force, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates implored Duke students to “earn their freedom” Wednesday night.
Duke is preparing for a big weekend.
Fueled by the fierce backlash against a proposed Muslim community center in Manhattan, anti-Islam sentiment is on the rise throughout the country.
Duke’s Methodist affiliation could eventually render the University unable to police its own campus.
Although North Carolina’s economy continues to struggle, workers in the Triangle are experiencing unemployment rates significantly below the statewide average.
As Duke students move on to campus and once again become eligible to vote in North Carolina, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. is gearing up to defend his seat against Democratic challenger Elaine Marshall in what is shaping up to be a close and contentious race.