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Student Commencement speech bears striking resemblance to 2014 Harvard student address

When student speaker Priya Parkash took the stage in Wallace Wade Stadium at Sunday’s Class of 2022 Commencement ceremony, she dubbed the University as its own “Duke nation.” That metaphor, as well as other elements of the language and structure of Parkash’s speech, bears striking similarities to that of a 2014 Harvard University Commencement speech by Sarah Abushaar. 


Commencement is just a few days away and the Class of 2022 have the photos to prove it. The Chronicle asked for submissions and created this gallery to highlight the festivities of graduation.
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Class of 2022 commencement preview

Over the last four years, through a pandemic and a return to a changed campus, the Class of 2022 has redefined the Duke experience. With this year's graduation preview, however, The Chronicle is here to celebrate their accomplishments in preparation for Sunday’s commencement ceremony in much the same way we always have. 


On a usual LDOC, students would gather on Abele Quad for a concert and other festivities. In 2020, a sign reminded the reader to stay distanced from others.
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Sophomore Year: 2019-2020

While the Class of 2022’s second year on campus will forever be infamous for the University’s transition to empty quads and online courses, the year was also remarkable thanks to student activism, campus renovations and basketball games for the ages.