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Got oat milk?

(10/22/19 4:00am)

Dear Unlicensed Ethicist:  While getting my caffeine fix en route to Perkins, I ordered a large iced coffee and asked the barista to leave room for oat milk. From the back of the line, a customer snickered that I could have just said leave room for milk. A little self-conscious, I turned and answered that oat milk is much better for the environment. My antagonist joked that I’m saving the world one grande blonde at at time. Am I a poser for mentioning the environment when I really choose oat milk because I like the taste?













Apple Watch study reveals—or reinforces—exercise addiction

(10/22/19 4:00am)

It starts as a new healthy habit. Our heart rate monitors, glorified pedometers, or calorie trackers often enter our lives deceptively innocent, wanting only to improve our well being. Yet sometime along the way, lost in the “she’s just trying to get her ten thousand steps, of course” or the refusal of a warm chocolate cookie for the sake of a number, these health aids transform into our masters.


Thoughts on the AP Poll: Duke men's basketball ranked No. 4 to start the season

(10/21/19 4:08pm)

With the start of the college basketball season just over two weeks away, the Associated Press released the first installment of its Top 25 rankings for the 2019-20 season Monday. The Blue Zone will be here every Monday at noon until March giving you the biggest takeaways from each poll, starting with the preseason rankings:







Don't bring an accused war criminal to campus

(10/21/19 4:00am)

Just two weeks after facing accusations of insufficiently promoting “U.S. national security and economic stability” by Trump’s Department of Education, Duke University is hosting accused war criminal Tzipi Livni to give a talk on “Israel, the United States, & the Middle East: Threats, Challenges and Opportunities.” Though Livni may have some insight into threats facing the Middle East, as both a proponent and envoy of Israeli terrorism, she is wholly unqualified to serve in an educational capacity at any institution which values diplomacy over war crimes and peace over apartheid.