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Duke women's tennis struggles to meet expectations at ITA All-American Championships

(10/09/22 11:19pm)

When students start at Duke, they often enter with great expectations. Expectations of immediate academic validation that they deserve to be here. Expectations that they will continue to stand out among their peers. Expectations that their past successes will correspond directly to future endeavors. 

North Carolina Senate candidates Cheri Beasley, Ted Budd face off in debate

(10/09/22 2:30am)

Democrat Cheri Beasley and Republican Ted Budd, candidates for U.S. Senate, faced off Friday evening in the first and only scheduled debate of the campaign season. Beasley and Budd discussed their competing visions for North Carolina, exchanging takes on critical issues such as inflation, abortion rights and immigration.

No. 2 Duke men's soccer draws Virginia on the road in high-stakes ACC battle

(10/08/22 6:46pm)

From the first second of Friday night’s match to the last, the scoreboard in Charlottesville, Va., broadcasted a pair of ominous zeroes. The numbers refused to move. The game was tight and tense, but it ultimately lent favor to the Blue Devils, who were able to maintain their spot at the top of the ACC Coastal Division.

“Hold the Girl” and the healing power of dance-cry pop

(10/08/22 10:00am)

To anyone who has heard Rina Sawayama’s soaring vocals or witnessed her magnetic stage presence, it is a mystery why she hasn’t blown up yet. Part of the answer may lie in the less-than-ideal circumstances that clouded her stellar debut album “SAWAYAMA,” released in April 2020 during the onset of the pandemic. With “SAWAYAMA,” the 32-year-old Japanese-British singer-songwriter exploded onto the music scene with a genre-bending sound and incisive lyrics that grappled with intergenerational trauma, consumerism and racial microaggressions. However, due to pandemic restrictions, Sawayama’s fans could only reciprocate that energy through social media. Now, on her sophomore album “Hold the Girl,” Sawayama invites listeners to unpack their emotional baggage and leave it all on the dance floor.

Film room: Analyzing Duke women's basketball forward Shay Bollin

(10/08/22 2:16am)

After an up-and-down 2021-22 season, Duke returns to the hardwood this year with a handful of fresh faces and true grit. In this series, the Blue Zone analyzes the new signees’ film for the 2022-23 season. We previously looked at Kennedy Brown, Taya Corosdale, Ashlon Jackson, Emma Koabel, Mia Heide and Reigan Richardson. Finally, let’s look at Shay Bollin: 

Beats' picks: Will Duke football stay undefeated in conference at Georgia Tech?

(10/07/22 2:35pm)

Before every game this season, our football beat writers predict whether the Blue Devils will pick up a win in their weekly matchup and keep track of their records throughout the year. Looking to build off of a home win against Virginia, Duke meets Georgia Tech on the road Saturday at 4 p.m. with a chance for a second-straight ACC win.