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‘Enough is enough’: North Carolinians gather at State Capitol to advocate for gun safety

(06/15/22 12:59am)

Gun control activists gathered across the country Saturday in the wake of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Tex. that killed 19 children and two teachers. In Raleigh, the March for Our Lives event saw hundreds of North Carolinians rally in front of the State Capitol building to send lawmakers a clear message: “Enough is enough.”

Seven books to spice up your summer reading list

(06/01/22 1:00pm)

Whether you’re turning pages by a sparkling ocean in the tropics or in your childhood bedroom in the Midwest, there’s bound to be a book out there that speaks to you this season. Here’s a list of summer reads, ranging from light-hearted romances to piercing memoirs, that are almost impossible to put down. Head to your local bookstore and add them to your list:

‘The lives of actual living and breathing women’: Protestors mobilize amid possible overturning of Roe v. Wade

(05/20/22 2:27am)

“We hold that [Roe v. Wade] and [Planned Parenthood v. Casey] must be overruled,” wrote Justice Samuel Alito in an initial majority draft opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The 98-page document, obtained by Politico, was leaked to the public on May 2 and has since reignited the debate around abortion rights in the United States. 

Strawberry picking, free concerts and baseball: Here are 10 activities to keep you busy in Durham this summer

(05/03/22 4:10am)

Summer is the perfect time for students to immerse themselves in Durham. From sporting events to strawberry picking, the Bull City has activities for everyone to enjoy. The Chronicle has compiled a list of ten ways to spend the hot summer days. 

‘I didn’t think it was real’: More than 100 formerly incarcerated Durhamites receive universal basic income deposits

(04/15/22 3:45am)

More than 100 formerly incarcerated members of the Durham community received a deposit of $500 directly into their bank accounts in March. The money was granted unconditionally—no work requirement or strings attached—and the first of 12 monthly payments were dispensed through the Excel Pilot Program. 

Duke students overwhelmingly voted for divestment: What’s next?

(03/24/22 7:49am)

During Duke Student Government president and executive vice president elections on March 3 and 4, nearly 2,800 undergraduate students cast their votes on the following question: “Are you in favor of calling on Duke to permanently end all direct and indirect investments in companies that explore for or develop fossil fuels; and reinvest in sustainable businesses, industries, and funds?” 

Building Global Audiences course helps students grow social media platforms, fosters collaboration

(02/24/22 7:27am)

If you’ve opened up TikTok recently, you’ve more than likely seen a post from a “Building Global Audiences” student on your For You Page. In this course, aspiring influencers at Duke discover how to build their own platforms while learning about social media with an academic lens.

‘Greatly improved my experience’: Social support plays role in students’ isolation experiences

(01/27/22 9:58am)

Despite seeing over 800 cases of COVID-19 among students, faculty and staff during its first week of return to campus, Duke resumed in-person classes Jan. 18. A week later, a significant number of seats in these lectures remain empty as students with COVID-19 comply with the University’s isolation guidelines.