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Hail February

If Austin Powers were Japanese, he would look like my dad. With his unruly, side-swept hair, thick glasses and goofy grin, my father looks and acts silly.


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Against pants

We hear it from the cradle to the grave, one overarching demand to warm our bodies (and souls) and cover our natural state: Wear pants. No exceptions.


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Passing the buck

I think it’s about time for one of those “random thoughts and missed headlines” columns—there are just too many crazy things going on in the world and at Duke to choose just...


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F(d)=uKE

“A theory is the more impressive the greater the simplicity of its premises, the more different kinds of things it relates to, and the more extended its area of applicability.”.


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Money talks

As a 12-year veteran of the cash-strapped Maryland public school system, I had a hard time getting used to the comparative lavishness that is inherent to an elite private university such as Duke.


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The A(bortion)-bomb

This afternoon tens of thousands of Americans will march in our nation’s capital to mourn the victims of 32 years of legalized abortion and to urge judicial reconsideration of the infamous...


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Against reason

We hear it all the time, from birth to death, socialized (or deluded) to order the senselessness of our existence: This is right. That is wrong.


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A hard day's work

The United States is the richest nation on earth. Despite this fact, millions of hard working Americans live check to check, struggling daily to make ends meet.


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Why GRE scores might 'matter'

In a recent meeting I attended at Duke, the argument was made that we should abandon using GRE scores in our graduate school admission decisions (or at the very least allow departments to opt out...