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Basic rules and readers' trust

Rarely is there a graceful way to admit mistakes to 15,000 people, but occasionally it is necessary to stand up in front of that exceptionally large crowd, take a deep breath and start to apologize.


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Gaming segregation

The appearance of fliers last week saying "Stop Self-Segregating" on the Class of 1948 bench has rekindled campus debate on the issue of "self-segregation.".


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A not-so-red October

One October, many years ago, when I was young and the earth was new, my father pulled me aside and said: "Son, don't you grow up to be a Boston fan. Those teams will break your heart.".


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Dating your type

In the 2:30 mass exodus from BioSci a few weeks ago, I caught a waft of woodsy, piney cologne-the kind Abercrombie advertises on rippling male models in flannel boxers and Santa hats.


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The heart of our experience

Last week, I started doing something that made me realize the semester was in full swing. I started worrying. Not about tests or papers or deadlines, but about my courses for next semester.


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Vague wishin'

In the spring of 1975, Associated Students of Duke University presidential candidate Rick Glaser ran on the issues of increased communication, revamping the distribution of student fees and...


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Bending the gender rules

We tend to think of everyone as being exactly what we expect, given the heterosexual majority,-that is, identifying as either male or female and attracted to the opposite gender.