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Create a personal ecology this finals season

(11/22/22 2:29pm)

The weather is getting colder, it’s getting dark earlier and the stresses of the semester are piling up. As I prepared to go home for Thanksgiving earlier this week, I couldn’t help but worry about the dark cloud of final papers and exams waiting for me on the other side. I had accepted that instead of the restful break my body and mind ached for, I would take advantage of the class-free week to get ahead of my assignments and finally start the process of applying for summer jobs and internships. There was no time to relax; in this world, if you’re not working, somebody else is. 





SLGs or QuadEx? Why not both!

(09/13/22 12:28pm)

Freshman year is about trial and error. You start with a blank canvas without many of the expectations of the life you left behind. The newfound freedom is astounding. Soon, that canvas begins to be colored by the people you meet and the decisions you make: joining and staying in communities when you feel understood, and leaving when you don’t. I’m not saying this process is easy; it can take weeks, months or even years to finally feel like you have found the right people. But I do think this experimental process is essential to self-discovery. You uncover what you truly value in relationships and who makes you feel the best. 


‘Masked and excited to be there’: COVID-19 cases remain low after parents enjoy an in-person family weekend

(10/26/21 5:35am)

To many, walking around campus during family weekend felt like being transported back to pre-pandemic life. There were parents crowding the Bryan Center Plaza, visitors strolling through the Duke Gardens and K-Ville overflowing with Crazies waiting to be the first fans in Cameron Indoor Stadium in over 18 months. 








Dine-in, mobile ordering, Merchants on Points: Options for dining safely during the pandemic

(09/10/20 5:09am)

To the casual observer, the steady stream of students entering and exiting the Brodhead Center wouldn’t appear to be a shocking departure from the normal campus dining scene. But stepping inside West Campus’ main dining hall reveals the strange new world of eating at Duke.