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(18 hours ago)
This year, for first-years taking the Fall 2019 Writing 101 courses, a course called “Black Feminism in Pop Culture” was offered. The course explores topics such as intersectionality, how black women continue to be marginalized today, popular cultural movements like #Blackgirlmagic, and more. What is interesting about this course is that a white woman, Jessica Covil, is teaching this class, which analyzes historical and current issues of race and inequality through a black feminist lens. To understand more about the dynamics of a white woman teaching this course, I contacted Jessica Covil to ask her a few questions about her perspective on teaching and advocating for black feminism.
Juju, the Asian tapas restaurant off Ninth Street, sucks.
To many, the term freestyling immediately inspires a vision of the XXL Freshman yearly cypher, prompting nostalgia of Kodak Black’s trouncing of whoever picked that “lil sorry a** beat.” To others, it recalls pleasant memories of nights spent spitting inebriated punchlines with friends. Professional freestyles, rapped by established acts, often take a backseat. However, a subculture has developed around them, one which, when navigated with poise, can endlessly expand your rap library.
In 1902, a rocket landed in the moon’s eye, and audiences were in awe. Pirated versions of George Méliès’ silent black-and-white film “A Trip to the Moon” screened in theaters across the United States to rows of captivated eyes. That year gave birth to a new genre of film — one that would later spawn multi-million dollar budget deals, elaborate theme parks and zeitgeist-defining, imagination-widening stories.
Dr. Scott Lindroth will remain a composer, but for his role as vice provost for the arts, this year is a swan song. Lindroth, who took on the position in 2007, will retire next May to return full-time to teaching and composing.
Sarah Schroth would like you to know that museums don’t run themselves. It takes a lot of effort to get those paintings on the walls of the Nasher Museum of Art — 37 people, actually. And with her coming retirement in May 2020, the Nasher will have to replace one of the most important people in its history.
Ever since the dawn of my movie-watching days, I have been singularly obsessed with animation. My fascination transcended fondness for the princesses in Disney films or the squishy CGI characters of early Dreamworks entries: I was fixated on the animation itself, the creation of elaborate set pieces and fluid movement from drawings alone. I grew up watching Pixar movies exclusively with the director’s commentary turned on, marveling at the innovation and invention that went into making something as commonplace as a ponytail or a garbage bag look realistic.
It’s been almost a year to the day since Wake Forest spoiled Daniel Jones’ final home game, embarrassing Duke 59-7 at Wallace Wade Stadium.
(18 hours ago)
Picture this: it’s 2 a.m. on a Saturday and you’re chest-deep in the rabbit hole of Modern Love. You’re a little upset because, yes, it’s cuffing season, and no, you’re not cuffed. So you’re living vicariously through the stories of other people… but sometimes it hurts to be reading these beautiful love fragments and knowing that they cannot and will not and do not apply to you. And then you stumble upon another tidbit of romantic news: an engagement! Between a woman named Katie Waldman and none other than Stephen Miller.
Students gathered near the Allen Building Wednesday afternoon for the latest action in an ongoing series of protests against Palantir Technologies, the data analytics firm that maintains contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Two dorm rooms in Gilbert-Addoms residence hall were the sites of theft Monday night.
The scenes were polar opposites on a cold, rainy day at Duke.
From an array of injuries to the surprising resurgence of one former Blue Devil one-and-done, the Blue Zone takes you inside another week of Duke in the NBA:
In a 2018 campus-wide survey, 48% of female undergraduates reported having been sexually assaulted since coming to Duke. This means over 1,700 undergraduate women have been sexually assaulted, a statistic that even Larry Moneta suggested was under-representative. Yet in the 2018-2019 academic year, only 169 reports were made to the Office of Student Conduct. Those numbers don’t add up.
The Chronicle publishes a lot of dumb stuff. Like mostly dumb stuff. Like case in point, what you’re reading right now. Like for every article of substance there’s like three about Joey Baker slapping the floor or something dumb like that.
After last Saturday’s embarrassing loss to Syracuse, the Blue Devils will now face a primetime game where both teams are fighting to not get shellacked again: Wake Forest for the second week in a row, and for Duke, the third.
(22 hours ago)
There’s no place quite like Manhattan as the holiday season approaches. Luckily for Duke, the Blue Devils will return to New York after a two-week stint in Durham.
The walk from Edens 1C to Blue Zone takes approximately 8 minutes and 38 seconds. That doesn’t sound too bad, until you actually calculate the inefficiency that Duke Parking & Transportation has managed to impressively concoct. A quick look on their website reveals that we’ve been forced to move our cars six times this semester (out of just eleven weeks of classes).
Gina Kim is a sophomore at Duke University from Chapel Hill who plays on the Duke women’s golf team.
“The blues” can be many things: a musical genre, a kind of dance or the foundation of modern rock music. It can also be a pathway to conversation and healing, according to social justice scholar Monique Morris.