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Duke's unyielding sugar rush

It’s much too easy for the stressed organic chemistry student to grab a glass of chocolate milk to feel better about an upcoming midterm; our natural tendency is to search for these comfort foods. When they are spread out for the taking, how often will we be able to resist?



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DukeEngage: Performative altruism

While most students probably apply to the program motivated by the ideal of doing good for others, learning from the local community, and engaging with the culture, often, the program does not offer that possibility because it frames the students as privileged outsiders.


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An anti-war history of Duke

For Duke students today who struggle against what Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. called the three evils of society—racism, poverty, and militarism—the anti-war movement at Duke in the late 1960s and early 1970s is proof that fellow Duke students dared to imagine a different society.


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Whose world are we changing?

Those not specialized in a specific field would be hard-pressed to find any opportunity for which our service in another country–or even in another community–is efficient, useful, and sustainable. An eight-week exploration of Thailand or India or Ghana may satiate our desire to travel to a foreign nation, but it does little more than that.