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May I have your attention, please?

(05/08/20 4:23am)

When I was younger and everything seemed possible, I wanted to be a comedian. I practiced on my classmates, shouting jokes across the cafeteria and schoolyard, and my teachers sent me home with report cards that declared, “Nina is doing great academically but can’t bring herself to stop talking in class.” How could I? I loved the attention of my peers, their peals of laughter and wide grins, and I wanted it all for myself, all the time.

'I feel very proud': Duke student, alum volunteer with coronavirus tracking effort

(05/07/20 4:27am)

When Duke students learned that classes were moving online, many were on spring break trips with friends or lounging in their childhood homes. But senior Peter Sun was spending nine-hour days working on the largest volunteer-run COVID-19 case tracker in the United States. 

It’s all about the climb

(05/08/20 4:00am)

I dislocated my knee sophomore year. A few weeks of hobbling from Few Dorm to Science drive later, I was finally certain that I could make my way up the three flights of stairs up to the Chronicle office. Huffing and puffing, I opened the door to 301 Flowers and, to the tune of the fellow staffers typing away on the Office couches and the 5pm Chapel bells audible through the open windows, I was met with an overwhelming feeling—completely unfamiliar to my time at Duke until that point. I felt at home. 

Historic moments: Duke football upsets Notre Dame in South Bend

(05/06/20 6:17pm)

The Chronicle’s best wins bracket previously introduced some of Duke men’s basketball’s top moments throughout the years. This new series coincides with those moments, shedding light on some of Duke Athletics’ other highlights throughout the school’s storied history. We hope you enjoy this stroll down memory lane. First up: Duke football’s road upset of Notre Dame in 2016.

Goodbye from under the magnolia

(05/07/20 4:00am)

In the main field of Duke Gardens, where the gargantuan stick sculpture used to make its home, there’s a grassy slope under the shade of a magnolia tree. A small slope, close to the Flowers Drive entrance, adjacent to the gravel path which leads you to colorful, terraced flower beds and the koi fish pond. We’ll call this spot Gardens Slope™, because I don’t have much patience to think of a more creative name. Gardens Hill is an appropriate alternative, and I might use them interchangeably. Might.  

ChronSports’ 2020 what-if series: Duke rowing

(05/05/20 5:30am)

With the suspension and later cancellation of all Duke athletic competition due to the spread of coronavirus, many Blue Devil seasons were abruptly cut short. The Chronicle is going to take a look back at those seasons affected as well as what we missed out on with their cancellations. We've already looked at men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, men's tennis, women's golf, men's golf and women's tennis. Next up: rowing.

How Onome Akinbode-James and Jennifer Ezeh are helping out their native Nigeria during the COVID-19 pandemic

(05/05/20 11:38pm)

The coronavirus pandemic has put the sporting world on halt indefinitely. Although their seasons were either suspended indefinitely or cancelled, many athletes are “stepping on the court” to fight against the pandemic by contributing to relief efforts. Among them, Duke women’s basketball players Onome Akinbode-James and Jennifer Ezeh are sending much-needed assistance to their homeland on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.