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A Panda in a desert of bureaucracy

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. 


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It’s easy to be scared

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. 


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A neophyte in the hospital

The idea of being in the hospital so soon in your career seems great until you finish the first year and still feel woefully unprepared. But if life’s about anything, it’s about being woefully unprepared in as graceful a manner as possible.


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The cost of eating at WU

The way Duke’s upperclassman food plan works majorly contributes to a culture of ignoring breakfast, replacing meals with coffee, pushing off eating until work is done, and choosing the cheap option over the more desirable one, behaviors that are not only encouraged but often lauded in that toxic “suffering more than thou” way of bragging.