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James Tager


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What's your movement?

In 1998, Mother Jones magazine ranked Duke as the most activist school in America. We were given this distinction due to our ground-breaking anti-sweatshop policy, which came about as a direct...


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Free water

My freshman year, I passed out in Blackwell's second floor bathroom and split my lip on a toilet seat. Sent to the hospital, I was told I was seriously dehydrated. I hadn't even been drinking...


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Lose your niche

Purple." Junior Sam Bowler's face splits into a huge grin. "When I was a child, our family shared this purple blanket, that we would wear when sick. So, for me, purple is a color of healing, of...


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Launch your own takeover

I spent this weekend at a place which has been marked by revolutionary action. Many years ago, a group of radicals boldly staged a takeover in order to have their voice heard and to assert their...


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We are all going to die

How would the governments of our planet prepare six billion people for the end of the world? They wouldn't." That's the tagline for Hollywood's new Apocalypse movie, "2012." The movie, not yet...


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Cameron and crazy priorities

I'm always in a good mood when I'm eating chicken korma. It's delicious. But I have a friend who evidently doesn't feel the same way, because he was in an angry mood when we met up at Dale's last...


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This is not your university

I was listening to Dean and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education Steve Nowicki's convocation speech, originally delivered Aug. 20 to the Class of 2012, on my iPod last week.


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