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How DukeEngage made me a socialist

(03/04/20 5:00am)

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.

Beyond the arc: Duke men's basketball pulls away late in win against N.C. State

(03/03/20 7:29pm)

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:

We need to make the Poles more accessible

(03/03/20 5:00am)

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.

Duke women's basketball's Haley Gorecki, Leaonna Odom tabbed with All-ACC distinctions

(03/02/20 11:02pm)

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.

Vote in North Carolina

(03/03/20 5:00am)

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.

X-Factor: Duke men's basketball needs Wendell Moore Jr. as a scoring threat against N.C. State

(03/02/20 11:50am)

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: