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DukeEngage gets a lot of flack for its voluntourism, performative altruism and minimally impactful yet costly presence. Critics of international development programs might compare it to a Peace Corp-esque form of soft imperialism. However, with almost 5,000 participants since its conception, DukeEngage can serve as a unifying experience for many Duke students. We all have unique stories and perspectives on how our respective programs challenged us: some students cried every week, some changed their major from economics to public policy, others suffered from the culture shock of realizing that poverty has larger impacts than not being able to join Greek life. My program had a different impact on me: it made me a socialist.
“Teeth are not luxury bones!”
Entering the contest, the Blue Devils were seeking revenge against an N.C. State team that embarrassed them in Raleigh just under two weeks prior. And revenge they got, taking down the Wolfpack 88-69 in the friendly confines of Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Zone breaks down three key stats, takeaways and takes a look forward for Duke:
If you missed early voting, no need to worry. The Chronicle has you covered for the logistics of voting on Super Tuesday, from voting locations to transportation.
What happens when you bring a former rock band guitarist together with a former U.S. ambassador?
At the end of every game, the Blue Devil players run in a single-file line down the sideline high-fiving the Cameron Crazies before entering the locker room. After Monday’s victory against N.C. State, however, the Crazies were treated to something extra special.
The Chronicle sat down with all four candidates running for Duke Student Government's top positions to talk about their experiences and priorities.
After dropping its first two games against the Fighting Irish, Duke fought back Sunday to end the series on a high note, though it still notched a loss in its first ACC series.
Happy Super Tuesday! Today North Carolinians head to the Poles to vote in primary elections, which makes this a topical time to discuss an issue I’ve experienced lately: namely, the American voting system. I’m afraid that the Poles, while certainly nice people with a rich culture and history, are too inaccessible for most voters.
Currently nursing a two-game losing streak, No. 12 Duke started out sluggish Monday night in Cameron Indoor Stadium, but a late surge has the Blue Devils up on North Carolina State 38-36. Here are five observations from the opening period.
Ken Jeong will deliver the commencement address for the Class of 2020, according to an announcement video at the Duke-North Carolina State basketball game Monday night.
With conference play officially wrapping up Sunday, the Blue Ribbon Panel and each ACC team’s head coach casted their votes for the All-ACC teams. Two Blue Devils were recognized for their stellar accomplishments this season, with Haley Gorecki and Leaonna Odom both receiving All-ACC honors.
If you’ve walked past WU at all in the past couple of days, you’ve probably noticed the picket signs emblazoned with candidates’ names, or the brightly-colored banners encouraging you to cast an early vote. Officially, North Carolina votes on Super Tuesday, along with thirteen other states. Due to the influence that states with earlier primaries and caucuses have on public opinion and polling across the country, this day has the potential to become a turning point for the rest of the election cycle.
After a brutal two-loss week, Duke took another dip in the latest AP poll. The Blue Zone will be here every Monday at noon until March giving you the biggest takeaways from each poll:
Duke suffered one of the worst losses in the Mike Krzyzewski era Feb. 19 at North Carolina State, losing by 22 points. Following three losses to unranked teams in their last four games, the Blue Devils will seek revenge in their penultimate regular season game at home against the Wolfpack. The Blue Zone gives you a player to watch from each team Monday night:
It had to happen sometime.
“I once was lost, but now, I’m found, was blind, but now, I see...”
“Bridging information asymmetries” is the center of junior Kait Boncaro’s campaign to be Duke Student Government’s next executive vice president.