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Five observations from Duke men's basketball's first half against Boston College

(02/05/20 12:52am)

CHESTNUT HILL, MASS.—Boston College came out hot in Conte Forum Tuesday night, scoring the game’s first six points to get out to an early lead against No. 9 Duke. The Blue Devils would not fully recover, heading to the locker room trailing 24-21. Here are five observations from the opening half.

Yes, you should donate your organs to Duke

(02/04/20 5:00am)

Duke students of late have wrestled with the proper relationship between the University and our expected contributions after graduation. Steve Hassey sparked debate in 2018, writing that student donations may make more of an impact at other organizations than they can at Duke. In a 2019 column, Ethan Ahuna argued that students should “give because you care about Duke students, because you want the institution to do better, because you are proud of your alma mater.” Now that graduating seniors face increasing pressure from the University to make meaningful contributions, it’s worth reaffirming: you should absolutely donate your organs to Duke.

Devils in the closet

(02/04/20 5:00am)

It’s 3 a.m. on a Saturday night at Duke, and I am happily tucked in bed after a long night of socializing. Bored and curious, I open up the gay dating app Grindr and scroll through eligible bachelors in my area. The page is filled with blank anonymous profiles, mostly college-aged and within 1,000 feet of me. Bios read “Discreet” and “DL” (down-low) or say “DM me for a face pic.” The few profiles with face pics belong to my friends. 

Destigmatizing pre-professionalism

(02/05/20 5:00am)

There is one question that all university students must have some programmed response to: what are you studying? It seems like a simple question about one’s current area of interest, but the question probes at something much deeper in our lives. It asks—why are you at university? What do you plan on doing in the future? What do you value in life? Where do you find meaning?