As one of only several North Carolina universities where the majority of the student body does not originate from within the state, Duke holds a unique position to contribute thousands of young, diverse voters to the electorate.
I’ve come to the opinion that most things socially—obviously done in moderation and safely—can be a healthy break from the rigors and stresses of being a college student. This is almost embarrassingly banal, but it’s taken me a long time to get to this point.
“What if we made mobile orders into NFTs?”
I had contracted the virus when it no longer dominated media headlines, creating distance between its harrowing physical impacts and other people’s perceptions. Nor did Duke provide the same wealth of resources for those quarantined as it did earlier in the pandemic.
I have faith that one day our state will be able to take decisive action on climate change, taking advantage of natural resources to eliminate fossil fuels. We will eventually have the nation’s best public schools and safest communities. One day we will become the progressive beacon we once were, uplifting every community.
It is easy to counteract the increase in dining prices through an increase in dining financial aid, subsidizing healthier food options on campus, and expanding the food point system to 9th Street restaurants. However, all those suggestions do is treat a symptom not the disease itself: the bureaucratic and non transparent nature of the Duke administration.
I am fearful of losing it all. Much of it is lost already, the intimacy of knowing the delivery boy, the closeness of picking out your fruit and meat, and the slowness of pickling your own carrots.
What will your life be like if you allow yourself to choose one of them despite your fears? Where will you go? What will you miss out on if you don’t push through? A lot of life is what we make of it, so go do the thing that scares you the most.