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'Effortless perfection' and neoliberalism at Duke

(09/16/19 4:00am)

Almost immediately upon stepping foot on campus, most Duke students pick up on a pervasive culture of “effortless perfection.” Many students have already commented on this expectation to work hard and play hard, get perfect grades, have multiple leadership positions, conduct research, secure prestigious internships and still have a thriving social life. It’s a culture that has a truly pernicious effect on our mental and physical health, imbuing a deep sense of alienation, inadequacy, stress, depression, anxiety, and so on. 

Five observations and more from Duke football's first half against Middle Tennessee

(09/15/19 12:28am)

Murfreesboro, Tenn.—Despite the defense faltering on the first drive, Duke controlled much of the first half thanks to efficient passing from Quentin Harris and gutsy play-calling. The Blue Devils lead 31-3 as they look for their second win of the season. Here are some of the key observations and stats from the first half of the Blue Devils' road opener:

‘It Chapter Two’ isn’t scary — and that’s not a bad thing

(09/13/19 4:01am)

Twenty-seven years after the terrifying events of “It” (2017), the Losers Club returns to Derry for a final showdown with Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) in the recently-released “It Chapter Two.” The film features incredible performances, a phenomenal character driven story and stunning set pieces and special effects — but it’s just not that scary.