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Always home

(05/02/16 2:19pm)

I entered college with a vague understanding of what my four years would entail. I knew there would be classes and dorm rooms and that I would probably get involved with something. I fooled myself into thinking I had it together, but the pressure of the college fair and the resulting listservs I fell victim to still plague me—Terry Wilkerson, for instance, will have his name and pre-law reminders seared into my brain despite the fact I never participated in a single law-related class or event.

How can we judge what's real?

(11/24/15 6:13am)

In the world of sports, the media and, as a result, the public can be a bit quick to judge. It works for the system because it drives more readers back every week to see where their team ranks in this week’s power rankings, or has them clamoring over who’s getting more screen-time on the nightly pre-game specials. As I’ve fallen into this trap nearly every week this season, I’m going to use the Carolina Panthers as my first example.

Shift to small ball pays dividends for Blue Devils

(11/22/15 10:09am)

NEW YORK—The decisive moment of Duke's come-from-behind win Friday didn’t occur when Grayson Allen hit one of his four 3-pointers. It also didn’t take place when Allen left Doug Brooks wondering just where in the world he was and why his ankles were so sore as Allen knifed through the lane and converted the contested and-1 layup.

Chron Chat: Looking at Duke's recent dismissals and three-game losing streak

(11/18/15 9:43pm)

Following the dismissal of wide receivers Johnell Barnes and Terrence Alls as well as linebacker Chris Holmes, the Blue Devils head into Saturday's matchup against Virginia with many unknowns. The Chronicle's football beat writers take a look at the team's three-game losing streak and how the dismissals will impact Duke this weekend: