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Campus politics range from listless to polarized

(11/08/04 5:00am)

An oversized banner headline stretched across the top of The Chronicle’s Nov. 8, 1972 front page, yelling: 1,535 more days. America’s voters had just re-elected President Richard Nixon by a landslide margin of 61 percent of the popular vote against Democratic rival Sen. George McGovern. Although Nixon’s victory was predicted by most pundits at the time, The Chronicle and many students attending Duke in 1972 were far from enthused by the election outcome.

Rumors of War

(10/06/04 4:00am)

have you ever been the target of a mortar attack? Mark Hoffmann, Trinity ’00, and his best friend from Duke Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Chris Nigren, Engineering ’99, have. The shells make a whistling sound as they fly overhead and a whump-whump that shakes the ground and makes your toes tingle in your boots when they hit things. You can’t do anything but just put your head down and hope it isn’t your day.

How Much Is Enough?

(03/16/04 5:00am)

Duke's freshly-tanned spring breakers are back on campus, loaded with wild tales of drunken Cancun nights and beer-for-breakfast cruises. But storytellers beware: those six tequila shots you said you had before venturing on that karaoke stage probably had closer to the equivalent of eight standard-sized shots.