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Post-pandemic, Duke service workers describe ongoing labor shortages despite minimum wage increase

(10/13/22 3:25am)

Last fall, Duke Dining facilities experienced staffing shortages caused by the pandemic, following national shortage trends. Since then, the University has seen a post-pandemic return to normal in the classroom and on-campus. 

X-Factor: DeWayne Carter, defense need to rally Duke football past North Carolina's powerful offense

(10/13/22 2:10am)

Just as an immovable object meets an unstoppable force, Duke and North Carolina will face off once more, with the Victory Bell and another chapter in the rivalry on the line. Ahead of the Saturday night matchup at Wallace Wade Stadium, the Blue Zone analyzes a player from each end zone capable of leading their team to victory:

Embracing the Mississippian parts of ourselves

(10/13/22 4:00am)

“Well, you don’t seem like you’re from Mississippi,” he said dismissively, as we sat carelessly tossing playing cards into the center of the table in front of us. If I hadn’t known this boy for only a few hours, I might’ve mustered the words to express my bewilderment at his statement. Yet his comment was one to which I had become numb, an expected retort when I shared with someone where I was from. 

Takeaways: Duke men's basketball's Roach, Grandison join Scheyer at ACC Tipoff in Charlotte

(10/12/22 8:44pm)

CHARLOTTE—Wednesday's ACC Tipoff brought together the conference's head coaches and top players to preview the season to come. Representing the Blue Devils were head coach Jon Scheyer, graduate transfer Jacob Grandison and returning starter at point guard—doubling as team captain—Jeremy Roach.

Scouting the opponent: Duke football will have its hands full against explosive North Carolina offense

(10/12/22 1:17am)

Regardless of the sport, games between Duke and North Carolina are always marquee matchups. That being said, Saturday night's contest between the Blue Devils and Tar Heels in Wallace Wade Stadium might be one of the best ones we have seen in a while. North Carolina is coming off of a tight 27-24 win against Miami, while Duke will be looking to turn its momentum around following an overtime loss to a Georgia Tech team that has been surprisingly hot following the firing of its head coach. 

Your top 5 stories from September

(10/11/22 9:35pm)

Happy 20-days-until-Halloween! We’re seven weeks into the semester, and while the Sunday scaries might be year-round, some things only happen in September. Duke formally announced its Climate Commitment while a tropical storm bore down on campus. Our football team snagged a three-win streak before falling to Kansas. Durham Pride made a comeback on East Campus and Fandango de Durham made its debut.

Celebrity turned CEO

(10/12/22 4:00am)

Recently, more and more celebrities have been adding business CEO to their resume. Taking advantage of their audiences and name recognizability, stars are venturing into the business world to launch their own companies — namely in the beauty, alcohol and clothing industries. Hailey Bieber, George Clooney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kylie Jenner and Brad Pitt — to name a few — are few of many stars who have made this transition. More than just a product, though, these celebrities are selling a lifestyle. 

Trisha Paytas names daughter Malibu Barbie, epitomizing their internet persona

(10/11/22 4:00am)

It’s hard not to encounter Trisha Paytas on YouTube. Their channel boasts a plethora of content: mass-eating mukbangs, storytimes, collabs with other famously divisive YouTubers, shopping hauls, music videos, dance covers, ASMR, drama fuel and scandal commentary. Paytas, who uses she/they pronouns, has managed to involve themself in every trend, every internet subcommunity and, somehow, every known controversy. That’s right – standing out amongst all the makeup gurus, daily life vloggers and Let’s Players, Paytas’s consistent content of choice is unadulterated drama. 

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.