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Black History Month, Valentine's Day and love

(02/12/24 5:00am)

Every year, Valentine’s Day is during Black History Month; the two are not necessarily related but I do see a connection: love. This is not a sentimental love focused on heart candies with sweet messages (wonderful as they are). In the context of Black history, which is a human history, the love I am thinking of comes from those human beings who endured the fiery brutality of slavery because of the color of their skin — those who came through the blood of the slaughtered, weary years and silent tears. Theirs is a tireless love to live.


Despite characteristically solid defense, offensive miscues nearly cost Duke women's basketball against Wake Forest

(02/09/24 8:35pm)

During the heart of league play, every game matters. This rings especially true in the ACC, arguably the best conference in women’s hoops, where five of the league’s teams are ranked in the top 25, with three other squads receiving votes in the poll. 



Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa discusses journalism, influence of technology

(02/09/24 5:34am)

Maria Ressa, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Filipino-American journalist, spoke about her experiences in journalism, the influence of technology and social media and her perspective on the future of journalism at a Rubenstein Distinguished Lecture Thursday evening. 


The DPS Board of Education report investigating its multi-million dollar budget shortfall, explained

(02/09/24 5:00am)

The Durham Public Schools Board of Education released a report Wednesday night detailing extensive internal miscommunication and fiscal irresponsibility leading up to the current salary dispute.


Durham public schools classes canceled Friday, board votes to extend accidental raises into February

(02/09/24 4:58am)

Durham Public Schools announced Thursday that all Friday classes were canceled due to “an overwhelming number of staff absences” following weeks of demonstrations by DPS teachers, staff, parents and concerned community members. 



'Fell in love with the challenge': Gaetano Console, after years of proving himself, is wrestling above his weight for Duke

(02/09/24 7:00am)

Five-hundred-sixty-five miles from his hometown of Barrington Hills, Ill., 405 miles from his new home of Durham and 861 miles from Kansas City, Mo. — the site of the 2024 College Wrestling National Championships — Duke sophomore captain Gaetano Console stepped onto the mat for what would be the most momentous match of his young collegiate career.



Elko Urbanism: The end of an era?

(02/09/24 6:29am)

And in a blink of an eye, it was all over. After a season full of so much hope, everything fell apart with remarkable speed. Less than 24 hours after a triumphant victory over Pitt, Blue Devils football coach Mike Elko stepped on a private jet headed for College Station, Texas, to sign a contract as the new Texas A&M head coach. Soon after, a cascade of Blue Devils hit the transfer portal, making it clear that the Elko Era was officially over. Those happy memories of storming the field after knocking off Clemson, getting hyped for College Gameday and savoring back-to-back bowl victories are now all things of the past.




Duke women's lacrosse 2024 season preview

(02/08/24 9:42pm)

It was a bit of a rocky road last year for Duke. After a stellar 2022 regular season that featured a consistent top-10 ranking, the Blue Devils struggled pretty immediately in the postseason, falling in their first matchup of the ACC tournament and in their second of the NCAA tournament. The disappointment only continued into 2023. Conference play was Duke’s Achilles’ Heel. After a 6-2 ACC slate in 2022, the Blue Devils ended at 1-8 in the 2023 regular season.