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Georgia Parke


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What we've been waiting for

When I was five years old, I spent some extended time in the hospital—the details of which aren’t too important for this story, except that it was a long time, and it was a hard one. And I had some very specific ways of passing the time. I recall there was a lot of “Gilligan's Island” on Nick at Nite. There were endless rounds of Mario Kart on the Nintendo that was blessedly installed in the room. And there was “Mrs. Doubtfire.”


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On mornings

If you are one of those well-rested, or otherwise non-morning folk like myself, I tell you, if you need a change in your life, start doing mornings.


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On pranks

At the camp I have gone to—and eventually staffed—since I was nine years old, there is nothing to protect you from the unexpected...no matter who you are.


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New York playwright brings Pussy Riot to Duke actors

Barbara Hammond, a playwright in residence at New Dramatists in New York, has been visiting Duke for two weeks to work with students in Jody McAuliffe’s advanced acting class and stage her work in progress, “We Are Pussy Riot.” The play is inspired by the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who have used performance art to protest and defy the regime of President Vladmir Putin.


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On horoscopes

My experience with newspapers started back in 2007, when my classmates and I produced a weekly four-page Word document and shamelessly distributed it to all 62 people in our grade.


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On slowing down

I got out of work on Monday at about 4:30 p.m., just as the day was on the cusp of turning dark. It was not quite raining, but dripping, and warm.

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Marketplace underwent extensive renovations this summer, and  changes have continued since school started. Among the changes have been the removal of to-go cups and the use of china instead of plastic dishes.
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Marketplace underwent extensive renovations this summer, and changes have continued since school started. Among the changes have been the removal of to-go cups and the use of china instead of plastic dishes.


The new faces on Ninth Street in the upcoming year will include several eateries and a 229-unit apartment complex.
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The new faces on Ninth Street in the upcoming year will include several eateries and a 229-unit apartment complex.


The Social Justice Fellowship pushed for by BSA and DSG is set to launch, with progress still needed on pre-orientation and orientation programs that the groups hope to implement in the future.
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The Social Justice Fellowship pushed for by BSA and DSG is set to launch, with progress still needed on pre-orientation and orientation programs that the groups hope to implement in the future.


The University is installing air-conditioning in all dormitories on East Campus as the next step in its plan to install central air-conditioning for all freshmen residence halls.
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The University is installing air-conditioning in all dormitories on East Campus as the next step in its plan to install central air-conditioning for all freshmen residence halls.


The Power House building in Durham's Innovation District is one of many the investments Duke has made to help the city's revitalization effort.
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The Power House building in Durham's Innovation District is one of many the investments Duke has made to help the city's revitalization effort.

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