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The best part of Duke

When I first arrived at Duke in August 2001, I expected a strong showing from the latter half of the “work hard, play hard” maxim: beer, frat parties and boisterous basketball games.


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The Jews

You are not required to complete the work, yet you are not allowed to desist from it. —Pirkei Avot (The Book of Principles), 2:21 Such describes the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam. Perfecting,...


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A light unto the nations

As the Palestine Solidarity Movement approaches, students—pro-Arab, pro-Israeli, non-partisan and those who fall under more than one of these categories—should begin to think of the...


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No amnesty for amnesty

As a Resident Advisor on East Campus, I can tell you that one of the hottest topics among students is the alcohol policy—particularly its infamous amnesty clause.


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Goodnight, sweet princess

It is a hard thing to watch your friend fade away. It is the hardest thing I can imagine—to see day by day as she slips from the world of the living into the long night of silence.


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Go heels

After going to high school in Chapel Hill, I was fortunate enough to escape the sprawling southern claws of its collegiate counterpart.


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Unconditional love

It was Career Day. Most of the first graders came donning ties, briefcases or police caps. Esther Lee wore a dress—the one with purple flowers—because her mom wore one that day, too.