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Duke women's lacrosse 2024 season review

(06/19/24 2:35pm)

After a bleak 2023 season where nothing went according to plan, the Blue Devils came into 2024 needing to turn the page on disappointments past and look toward a winning future. Yet Duke found itself right where it left off. In the first game of the season, the Blue Devils took on a Navy team that challenged it to the bitter end. Despite a late fourth-quarter spree, the story of Duke’s season unfolded: a team with plenty of talent and heart, but too inconsistent across 60 minutes of play to pull out crucial victories.

Durham parks experience continued delays in lead decontamination efforts due to ongoing testing

(06/18/24 4:00am)

Lead decontamination efforts in multiple Durham parks are experiencing repeated delays as state and local officials continue testing efforts over a year after Duke researchers made the initial discovery.

Duke rowing 2024 season review

(06/18/24 10:37pm)

Duke rowers started their season off strong at the Oak Ridge Invitational, sweeping 13 out of 15 races and placing a close second in the remaining two. Then the No. 15 Blue Devils traveled to Griggs Reservoir in Columbus, Ohio for the ACC/Big Ten Double Dual, where the 2V8 and 3V8 crews swept races against No. 9 Michigan and No. 12 Ohio State. The V4 and 2V4 delivered additional first-place finishes over the weekend to move the team up one spot in the national rankings. Following both breakout performances, Duke headed to the Big 10 Invitational in Sarasota, Fla., where the 3V8 boat clinched a first-place finish over three nationally-ranked crews. The Blue Devils also secured four second-place finishes throughout the competitive weekend.

Presidential Preview: Israel-Hamas war

(06/14/24 3:44am)

Editor’s note: In advance of the 2024 presidential election, The Chronicle is breaking down each candidate’s stance on priority issues, examining their platform and political history to keep voters in the Duke and Durham community informed. This week, we take a look at the Israel-Hamas war:

Ring composition in the Lord of the Rings: A brief literary-critical observation

(06/13/24 1:27pm)

The Shire’s sprawling green hills and quaint village scenery slowly fade into the serene sunset. The setting is almost utopian—the world seems at ease, with no sign that trouble is brewing far away in the shadows of Mordor. In this small enclave, largely sheltered from the rest of Middle Earth, we meet our unsuspecting protagonist, Frodo Baggins.