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FAREWELL COLUMN: Finding community

(04/27/04 4:00am)

The summer before my freshman year was filled with a mix of excitement and dread as I daydreamed about the legions of new best friends I would make at Duke but also wondered if I might not just be incredibly lonely. I was the only person from my high school to even apply to Duke, and perhaps the only one to venture south of the Mason-Dixon line, so I didn't quite know what I would be getting into.

Entering a New World

(02/24/04 5:00am)

Emma Lazarus' words inscribed on Lady Liberty have welcomed immigrants to America's shores since the statue--a gift from the nation of France (yes, we were friends once)--was unveiled in 1886. At the beginning of the 20th Century, hundreds of thousands passed through the "golden door" to seek better opportunities in the United States.

Hot Doughnuts Now: The Krispy Kreme Story

(10/22/03 4:00am)

Growing up Jewish in the Northeast, I adhered to the traditional philosophy: When it comes to circular breakfast choices, make it a bagel. It is the Chosen Food, the one true choice for breakfast noshing. That other round breakfast treat, the doughnut? That was for the goyem. Well, I have a confession to make. A few days ago, I walked into the Krispy Kreme store in Raleigh and came out a convert. Had she been a bit more religious, my grandmother would be rolling in her grave, but the way the hot Original Glazed melted in my mouth was the closest I've come in a while to a religious experience.