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7 tattoos and the stories they tell: Meet Duke softball southpaw Cassidy Curd

(03/19/24 5:25pm)

Cassidy Curd is sitting on a swinging bench outside Bella Union, a coffee shop on Duke’s West Campus. It is 8:30 in the morning, and “Cass” has already finished lift, had coffee (iced, despite the cool air) and read several dozen pages of Sarah J. Maas’s “Crescent City,” which now rests on the table in front of her. She has piled her hair into a bun and put on a plain beige hoodie over her workout clothes. The only flashy things Cass wears are the gold rings on her fingers that match the long, ornate cross that hangs on a gold chain resting against her chest. She fiddles with it when she talks about God. 

How does Duke’s 4.35% increase in cost of attendance compare to other schools'?

(03/19/24 2:21am)

The Board of Trustees recently approved a 4.35% increase to the total cost of attendance for undergraduate students for the 2024-25 school year. This increase is similar to those of peer institutions with a similar U.S. News ranking and private schools in the ACC conference.

Duke study presented before ShotSpotter shutdown vote shows mixed results for controversial gunfire detection program

(03/19/24 1:55am)

Durham City Council voted on March 4 to not renew their contract with SoundThinking, the company behind the controversial gunfire detection software ShotSpotter that had operated in parts of the city since November 2022.

Exploring how we think, feel and socialize: A look into mental health research at Duke

(03/19/24 11:17pm)

Exploring all the different aspects of how we think, feel and socialize, Duke researchers have been hard at work understanding and tackling the challenges that face people’s mental wellbeing. The Chronicle took a look at just a few projects currently in the works:

Duke divers Watson, O’Meara impress at Zone B qualifiers, earn spots in NCAA Championship

(03/19/24 1:49pm)

Two Blue Devil divers punched their tickets to the 2023-24 NCAA Championships this week, flipping their way to success at the Zone B competition in Athens, Ga. Graduate diver Ali Watson earned her place in the championships after finishing second in the preliminary round of platform diving. Her point total of 316.10, followed by a score of 643.30 in the finals, also delivered her a first-place victory in the event overall.

Vibe check on TikTok’s feminine energy trend

(03/18/24 12:00pm)

New-age spirituality always seems to fare suspiciously well on TikTok. From manifestation love spells to green witchcraft, my “For You” page has been dominated by one spirituality trend after another. I present to you the latest addition to the TikTok Spirituality Hall of Fame: “feminine energy.” The tag #femininenergy has 5.1 billion views on TikTok, and if you search through the suggested videos, you would find beautifully made-up women preaching on “Feminine Energy 101.”

Duke women's lacrosse outlasts Virginia Tech in defensive road battle, extends win streak to three

(03/18/24 3:09am)

Philosopher George Santayana once said, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” After a heartbreaking triple overtime loss to the Hokies in the 2023 campaign, the Blue Devils headed to Blacksburg, Va., determined not to let history repeat itself. They returned home with a hardfought 9-8 win and a three-game win streak. 

Sportswrap: Men's basketball falls to NC State in ACC tournament quarterfinals, baseball loses rubber match to Clemson

(03/18/24 5:21pm)

Sportswrap is your one-stop shop for everything Duke athletics, where we’ll recap how each of Duke’s sports currently in competition performed over the last week and give a brief look ahead. Here’s our recap for the week of March 11-17: