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Open letter from the Duke LGBTQ Network regarding the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

(08/28/19 4:00am)

Editor's note: The following statement was submitted to Duke and The Chronicle before President Vincent Price and Kevin White, vice president and director of athletics, released a statement in support of the LGBTQ+ community Aug. 27, 2019.

Duke issues statement in support of LGBTQ+ community days before Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

(08/28/19 12:44am)

Four days prior to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between Duke and the University of Alabama, President Vincent Price and Kevin White, vice president and director of athletics, issued a statement expressing their support for the LGBTQ+ community amid controversy over Chick-fil-A’s stance on LGBTQ+ rights.  

The awkward perfection of Netflix’s ‘Derry Girls’

(08/30/19 4:03am)

When “Derry Girls” first came out in 2018, I immediately binged the first season, enthralled by awkward and absurd lead actors finding themselves in the most ridiculous situations. To me, each half-hour episode captured a unique part of the teenage experience, particularly one wrought with the background violence of war and division. 

An alternative guide to the summer blockbuster season

(08/29/19 4:02am)

Once upon a time, summer was ostensibly blockbuster season. Just as Academy Award Best Picture contenders are invariably saved for a winter release, the biggest films — in both budget and scope — were given summer releases to reach a wider audience and garner greater buzz. Ever since the splashy June premiere of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 film “Jaws,” the hottest months of the year have also been the most entertaining, as studios pack their summer schedules with epic releases and people liberated from work and school swarm theaters. 

Hopscotch Music Festival to celebrate its 10th year with diverse lineup

(08/28/19 4:02am)

Raleigh’s eclectic Hopscotch Music Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary Sept. 5 to 7 with headliners like James Blake, Sleater-Kinney, CHVRCHES, Phantogram, Little Brother, Raphael Saadiq and Jenny Lewis. The festival will take place all throughout downtown Raleigh at 11 locales, with outdoor venues City Plaza and Red Hat Amphitheater serving as the main stages.  

From Classroom Building to Coach K: Seven stories to keep your eye on this year

(08/27/19 4:00am)

Take a deep breath and listen closely. Notice anything missing? Construction has quieted down significantly, with the completion of the new Hollows Quad and renovations of Craven Quad. But just because West Campus has momentarily calmed down in terms of construction, that doesn’t mean that all the excitement is gone. Here are a few stories, people and questions to watch out for this year.

The Unlicensed Ethicist: Political correctness

(08/27/19 1:38pm)

My friend has a history of working with cognitively disabled children. If he overhears someone casually say something is “r*******,” he does not hesitate to speak up. Yet when he saw Marketplace was serving fish tacos again, he offhandedly remarked, “Oh my god, I’ll blow my brains out if I have to eat that again.” I have no interest in seeing my friend’s brains splattered across Marketplace and, frankly, am offended. Should I call him out?