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Frights on Franklin Street

When the sun sets on Halloween, the world transforms for a night—and nowhere as drastically as Franklin Street in Chapel Hill.  Since the 1980s, crowds have flocked to the downtown Chapel Hill area to celebrate the one night when you can take on a new persona, whether that be a witch, zombie or Disney princess.


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Fair pay, fresh donuts

Which came first, the doughnut or the living wage? For two of Durham’s favorite bakeries you can’t have one without the other. Monuts Donuts and Rise Biscuits and Donuts are two of the nearly 70 local businesses that have become certified as Durham living wage employers. When the Durham Living Wage Project launched last March, with 13 nonprofits and 29 companies signed on as certified.


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Pig pickin'

Allow me to start this month’s featured food reviews by explaining just how important this month’s topic—barbecue—is to me and Duke’s home state. As a born-and-raised product, I say with confidence that in North Carolina, there are few things that can be more divisive than barbecue—politics and the UNC-Duke rivalry are the only two things that come to mind.


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A sit-down with Dean Sue

Sue Wasiolek, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, has been at Duke in one capacity or another since 1973. Towerview got to know the beloved administrator with a lightning round of personal questions. Your present state of mind:  Grateful Your favorite virtue:  Diligence What is it that you most appreciate in life? Opportunities to belong, be involved and be heard What is it that you most dislike? People who don't pick up their trash Your favorite occupation: Teacher Your favorite meal: Vegetables Your greatest accomplishment: It's yet to be Your greatest regret: That I need sleep Your hero:  Anyone who says "thank you" Your favorite time of day: Sunrise Your favorite movie:  Too many to list Your most treasured possession:  DukeCard (it's how I get into my home) When and where were you happiest? In the sun


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Letter from the editors

For many students, the all-nighter is a dreaded last resort—the path you take when all others have been taken from you, the only choice left when you face your personal failings in the miserable silence of Perkins after midnight.


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Duke and Tricky Dick

Before Richard Nixon became president—before his name became inextricably linked with American political scandal—he was a member of the Duke School of Law’s Class of 1937.


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From the campus to the canvas

At first glance, through the lens of a Duke student, Jimmie Banks is nobody. He walks about in his same dark blue t-shirt, black pants and boots every day, building to building, one of thousands to don the same uniform and complete their various, often unappreciated tasks.


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Presidents on the presidency

 As Towerview saw this month, the role of Duke Student Government president has effects beyond its one year term. Here, take a look at how the past five presidents view their time in office—and see how well their campaign videos have held up.


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Letter from the editors

Dear readers, We could use this space to wax poetic about how being a senior makes us yearn for our younger and more vulnerable years, we could mourn the days when we actually had a West Union and a Chapel we could go inside, we could go on about how all you bright-eyed underclassmen should take advantage of your carefree youth and explore all Durham has to offer before you’re bogged down in real-world problems like searching for a job and trying to graduate.


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Bells are ringing

The booming sound of the bells filled the space above our heads, but I knew the notes were spilling out of the tower to the far edges of campus for all to hear.


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What to watch for

Take a look below at ?Towerview's ?annual guide to the storylines, people and ideas to watch out for in the coming school year.


SPORTS

Fathering success

John and Matt Danowski have been through it all together, from the lacrosse scandal to a national title and a wedding.