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Our commitment to action: Statement from Recess

(06/05/20 6:48am)

The Recess masthead and staff have been outraged and dismayed by recent events, actions and online discourse exhibiting the deeply entrenched cruelty, racism and anti-Blackness present across the country and in the Duke community. These atrocities compound past transgressions committed by powerful institutions that we engage with daily, and we will no longer remain silent. 



Recess made a Halloween playlist so you don’t have to

(10/27/19 5:23pm)

Halloween is around the corner, and you don’t have a playlist yet. No worries, reader — our first-year writers have compiled their go-to Halloween songs below, a frighteningly refreshing mix of pop hits and deep cuts guaranteed to impress your friends. So take “Monster Mash” off repeat and plug into these spooky tunes:








Recess picks the best of 2017

(12/06/17 5:06am)

As 2017, at long last, comes to a close, the Recess staff is taking a look back at some of the year’s greatest moments in culture. From the headline-toppers — like albums by Lorde and Taylor Swift or the numerous revelations of sexual misconduct by men in power in Hollywood and elsewhere — to the local movements, 2017 was a busy year. Here are the staffers’ picks for this year’s arts and culture in Durham and beyond:





Recess Post-Rush Playlist

(02/02/17 4:59am)

Have the post-rush blues? Celebrating a bid from the frat or sorority of your dreams? Need some sick beats to remind you that you can't push off school anymore and need to get back into the grind? Recess has got you covered for post-rush with the simple reminder that everybody at the end of the day will still be friends and not destroy our freshmen friend groups and that everything is going to be just the same. Cheers!