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One week of the year dedicated to providing a shaky education to those within Greek organizations who choose to attend doesn’t exonerate the patriarchal system foundational to Greek life of the harm it causes within its community and in Duke at large.
LGBTQ+ folks deserve acceptance and although religion isn't at always the only place they can find it, faith should be accessible to any and all who seek it out.
Self-deprecation aside, it seems that acceptance rates among elite universities have come to represent a reverse phallic measuring contest among the ivied, with a 4 percent acceptance rate somehow more able to satisfy than an inadequate 7 percent.
While it may be too late for the Ethnicity, Race & Migration program at Yale, it is our obligation to continue to fight for fair faculty treatment and review for those who take on the extra labor of supporting the most vulnerable and underserved students.
Amidst this digital beauty patient that has become the race to be Ms. Democratic Candidate 2020, we should look beyond the metaphorical bathing suits and hackneyed “world peace!” responses among the many generic candidates in a crowded field.
The reality is that white supremacists aren’t as far removed as we’d like to believe. The individuals that attended that mosque were stripped of their futures and ripped from their families; these tragedies will continue to happen unless we confront the ideological roots wherever they are.Thoughts and prayers are no longer enough. We have the right to feel grief and heartbreak, but we also have a moral obligation to defeat white supremacy.
While chugging down a handle of Aristocrat on a Saturday night, it is easy to feel somewhat grateful that, unlike Malia Obama, for the ordinary Duke student, documentation of their Shooter’s bathroom blackout will most likely be limited to snapchats among class friends, and not the Daily Mail.
You can be bummed about the K-Ville changes and recognize the larger issues that need student attention; the two aren’t mutually exclusive, but to have the former without the latter is a troubling allocation of time and investment.