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Missing out on Drake and 21 Savage's new album is not your loss

(11/14/22 12:00pm)

To be frank, I’m not a fan of Drake. Even with access to the industry's very best, he somehow manages to release underwhelming tracks at an impressive rate. Although experimental to his fans, “Honestly, Nevermind” was a 52-minute composition of mediocrely produced house-inspired beats and lazy lyrics. Rather than marinating in its critical response and searching for inspiration, less than sever months later, we’ve been introduced to an ambitious, full-length joint album with 21 Savage. 

In win against Virginia Tech, Duke football puts receiving depth on full display

(11/13/22 1:57am)

Duke’s 24-7 victory Saturday against Virginia Tech was significant for many reasons for head coach Mike Elko and the Blue Devils—perhaps the best defensive performance of the season, 310 total yards for quarterback Riley Leonard, a seventh win after a combined five wins the two seasons prior. The most important, however, may be the depth they showed out wide.

And one: Kyle Filipowski tallies second double-double in Duke men's basketball's domination of USC Upstate

(11/13/22 12:38am)

After each Duke men's basketball game this season, check back here for the Player of the Game and more. After the Blue Devils' 84-38 defeat of USC Upstate, the Blue Zone breaks down Kyle Filipowski's second-straight double-double and the rest of Duke's performance:

Third-quarter run propels Duke women's basketball past Davidson on the road in defensive battle

(11/12/22 9:31pm)

DAVIDSON, N.C.—The Blue Devils traveled to Belk Arena Saturday to face off against Davidson in their first away game of the season. Coming off of a lopsided victory against Charleston Southern in which six Blue Devils scored in double digits and the team reached 100 points for the first time since 2016, Duke found itself in a defensive battle against the Wildcats. 

Go to class. Or don’t. It really shouldn’t matter.

(11/14/22 5:00am)

My morning routine includes one of those UV sun lamps that helps with seasonal depression and, in my case, sleep drunkenness from my Delayed Circadian Rhythm sleep-wake cycle. It’s called a Happy Lamp, and it has 4.5 stars on Amazon based on reviews from 7,545 people. I also have a small whiteboard on the left side of my bathroom with a list of get-ready items: put on clothes, take meds, contacts, deodorant, Oh my god please brush your teeth, Lily pack your damn lunch. I set ten alarms, each for fifteen-second increments; my contacts and medication are in a neat pile next to my outfit on my bedside table. 

'Her talent is unlimited': In sophomore postseason, Duke women’s soccer’s Michelle Cooper looks to accomplish even more

(11/12/22 3:24pm)

After the clock ticked down to zero, the scoreboard displaying a Duke victory, the Blue Devils headed into the locker room. One player set up her phone and played the team’s postgame song, “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes. Just like any other victory from that season, they screamed and jumped with excitement to celebrate as the iconic guitar riff played. 

Beats' picks: Will Duke football keep winning streak alive against Virginia Tech?

(11/12/22 5:21am)

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. With a two-game winning streak to its name, Duke aims for its third straight Saturday at home against Virginia Tech.

Thank You, Niko

(11/14/22 5:00am)

As we approach Thanksgiving, I am reminded of the old gospel song that says, “Every day is a day of thanksgiving!”, so today I want to give thanks to God for what I have learned from my dog Niko. I can’t believe that I’m actually writing this—the dean of Duke University Chapel is reflecting on not some theological or religious treatise but instead his dog!