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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.



Duke Dems hosts panel with NC Senate and US Congressional candidates

(10/07/22 3:34am)

This election cycle, Duke Dems is focusing their efforts locally. The student-led organization hosted NC Sen. Sydney Batch, NC Rep. Rachel Hunt, Frank McNeill and Mary Wills Bode, both candidates for North Carolina State Senate, as well as NC Sen. Wiley Nickel, a candidate for U.S. Congress, at a panel Monday night. 


Krill Restaurant takes a ‘fresh’ approach to Southeast Asian flavors

(10/07/22 4:00am)

Krill Restaurant takes its name from a small sea crustacean that lies near the bottom of the food chain, but is a main source of nutrition for much larger creatures such as the baleen whale. The name represents the restaurant’s wish to nourish the surrounding community through fresh and healthy plates. Opened in late July this year, this modestly-sized restaurant is tucked slightly away from the busiest section of downtown Durham, right next to event venue The Fruit. It is the newest addition to the Giorgios Hospitality Group, the restaurant group that owns, among others, Parizade, Nasher Museum Cafe and Vin Rouge. 


Sexual assault: the harmful dichotomy between prevention and intervention

(10/07/22 4:00am)

Sexual violence resources at Duke are reactionary, says Eden Schumer, the founder of SHAPE, because they “do nothing to reduce the number of people who will be [affected] in the future.” Drawing on her criticism, the Community Editorial Board urged the university to “offer more of its abundant financial resources to SHAPE” so that it can initiate more prevention and education programs.


PSA Statement on Iran

(10/07/22 4:00am)

Most students on campus can’t imagine going one year without seeing their cousins, grandparents, and other relatives, let alone their whole lives. For many Iranian-Americans, we can count on our fingers the number of times we’ve been able to see our family that lives in Iran; for others, the number is zero.