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Re-reading first year me

(05/05/20 4:00am)

I was walking through the Duke Gardens when I learned that classes were moving online, and I remember thinking how ironic it was that campus was going to be at its emptiest right before it was about to be at its most seductive. The tulips had been planted but hadn’t yet bloomed, the koi pond was being cleaned, and no one was going to see that effort. I had visited campus at around the same time as a high school senior and fallen in love. 

If I had known senior year would end like this

(05/05/20 4:00am)

It didn’t really hit me that senior year was over until I went up to The Chronicle’s office in 301 Flowers to grab my stuff while frantically packing over spring break. Then I walked in the empty newsroom and sat on the couch and realized that we would never hang out in the office again as students, working late into the night or just watching basketball games on the TV.

Monday Monday reveal

(05/04/20 4:00am)

I’m soon to be just another senior crying in my room. This is my last article as Monday Monday. I’ve written a few others that I hope you check out. I’ve loved writing them, and I hope you’ve loved reading them. In addition to my articles, I also suggest you check out Mark Botterill's Monday Monday reveal, which inspired me to apply. My reveal won’t be that good, but it’s still worth a shot:

ChronSports' 2020 what-if series: Duke women's tennis

(05/02/20 6:02am)

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 and men's golf. Next up: women's tennis.

Photos: A quiet campus on an unusual LDOC

(04/29/20 2:34am)

Students would usually crowd Abele Quad on the last day of classes, celebrating and preparing for the annual LDOC concert. This year, with classes moved online and few students still on campus, the quad was quiet. On a day featuring a variety of virtual celebrations, staff reporter Lara Hansen photographed the place where in-person festivities are held in more normal years.