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OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letter to the editor

While I agree completely that the statue of Lee—and really all monuments honoring slavery and those who fought for it—should be removed, if we as a community choose to remove Lee, we must not stop there.


OPINION  |  COLUMNS

Moral status and lunch

Is it morally permissible to kill an animal for food? I’m not asking about extreme situations where it’s me and a chicken alone on an island, and only one of us can survive until help arrives.


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Basketballs are flat

It’s a credit to Duke University that one of our own Blue Devils, out of all the professional athletes of the NBA, was both perceptive enough to see past the illusion and brave enough to speak truth to power.


OPINION  |  COLUMNS

Beyond natural gas

I would argue, unlike most sources of carbon dioxide emissions (and perhaps even natural gas use), animal agriculture, at least at its current scale, is virtually completely unnecessary if not harmful to humanity’s well-being.


OPINION  |  COLUMNS

The right connections

Since every “bridge” is used exactly once, by the end of the tour you’ll have seen nearly all of West Campus without boring your guest with the same views over and over.


OPINION  |  COLUMNS

​Mind the squeaky wheels

The Pareto distribution, and the related Zipf distribution, often arise from systems where habits or patterns are self-reinforcing, such as criminal convictions or health issues.


OPINION

A win for terrorism

Sophomore Eidan Jacob details how the Iran nuclear deal would allow Iran to continue funding terrorism in part two of this week's five-part series opposing the deal.

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