As Duke students begin rallying for LWOC, LDOC, and finals season, Blue Devil Days floods campus with starry-eyed prospective first years who eagerly explore campus and exchange Snapchat handles as a currency of new friendships.
One week of the year dedicated to providing a shaky education to those within Greek organizations who choose to attend doesn’t exonerate the patriarchal system foundational to Greek life of the harm it causes within its community and in Duke at large.
LGBTQ+ folks deserve acceptance and although religion isn't at always the only place they can find it, faith should be accessible to any and all who seek it out.
Self-deprecation aside, it seems that acceptance rates among elite universities have come to represent a reverse phallic measuring contest among the ivied, with a 4 percent acceptance rate somehow more able to satisfy than an inadequate 7 percent.
While it may be too late for the Ethnicity, Race & Migration program at Yale, it is our obligation to continue to fight for fair faculty treatment and review for those who take on the extra labor of supporting the most vulnerable and underserved students.
Amidst this digital beauty patient that has become the race to be Ms. Democratic Candidate 2020, we should look beyond the metaphorical bathing suits and hackneyed “world peace!” responses among the many generic candidates in a crowded field.