Cosmos Lyles is not only the founder of Duke staple Cosmic Cantina. He was a triple major at Duke, and he loves to play guitar and invent useful gadgets. As his friend says, "He’s such an original thinker. He always figures out his own way of doing things.”
A cup of hot chocolate can be a great means of relaxation. Take in the flavor and you can often feel at ease, relaxed with the comfort of cacao’s liquid embrace and imparted with a sense of warmth within your soul. There are many places to get it on campus, but do you know which one is best?
Richard Riddell has won a Tony Award and serves in one of the University’s most powerful administrative positions. But if you survey Duke’s student body or a gathering of theater aficionados, few would be able to recognize him.
It became the hottest topic of The Chronicle opinion pages, the epicenter of a verbal firestorm between incensed Duke students.
Upon approaching, I could make out the sound of drums, a guitar, a voice. Despite the bitter cold, three people stood outside, one taking long drags from a cigarette and blowing out smoke that was carried away by the wind. Beside them, the window emitted a lime green light reminiscent of a Disney villain’s color of choice. “The Coffeehouse wants to be an alternative to mainstream social culture,” says Booking Manager Will Atkinson. “It’s not Shooters.”
There is an ambitious agenda for crafting a campus culture that strikes to blend Duke’s traditions into the local context of China, establish new traditions, and to create a unique university identity.
The piano at the wellness center sings for nine seconds and 11 milliseconds. But in its impact on the Duke community, the piano sings for far longer.
Ordinarily, Upchurch comes to campus wearing white tennis shoes, white shorts and a white custom-made Nugget t-shirt, but today’s colder weather means he’s donned light blue jeans and a sweater. A steady stream of students flows into the building, anxious to escape the cool drizzle outside, and many of them—a pair of wrestlers, a girl with Beats headphones draped around her curly hair—pause to bury their hands in Nugget’s heavy, golden pelt, which smells, according to Upchurch, like “buttered toast.”
Sophomore Nick DeParle sat down with the hosts of the podcast, Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor, to discuss the role of college students in today’s politics.