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Anniversary of Women’s March celebrated with continued action

Anniversary of Women’s March celebrated with continued action

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor 1/18/18 On Jan. 21, 2017, almost 4,600,000 people in the United States and up to 5 million worldwide participated in a fight for women’s rights and equality for all. The Women’s March was an international movement after the inauguration of President Donald Trump designed to send a strong message […]

The Duke: Not a “nattering nabob of negativism”

The Duke: Not a “nattering nabob of negativism”

By Raymond Arke | News Editor 1/18/18  A new year is always a good time for reflection. As I enter my second semester as the news editor, I have always kept an ear open for talk on campus, and one of the things I — and most of the staff — have often heard from […]

Trump’s regards to Africa is offensive to Spiritan tradition

Trump’s regards to Africa is offensive to Spiritan tradition

By Duke Staff 1/18/18 Last Thursday, Democrats and Republicans on the Hill met with the president to discuss and debate a new immigration bill. Evidently, the meeting turned sour, and our commander-in-chief said, shall we say, heated things about Africa and Haiti. It would be pointless to reproduce here what our president actually said, mostly […]

Logan Paul video insensitive way to address suicide

Logan Paul video insensitive way to address suicide

By Vincent Gullo III | Staff Columnist 1/18/18  From the innumerable amount of internet stars, there have been few that have been more difficult to embrace than Vine-star-turned-YouTube-sensation Logan Paul. At just the age of 22, Paul has amassed over 3 billion views on his videos, along with a whopping 15 million subscribers. Creating content […]

What to expect from the Trump administration in 2018

What to expect from the Trump administration in 2018

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor 1/11/18 The new year may bring a load of changes, some good and bad. November of 2016 began a landslide of outrageous events following the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Countless ups and downs have lead to a dizzying year, with plenty more to come. I think most of […]

Time’s Up powerful first step for sexual assault victims

Time’s Up powerful first step for sexual assault victims

By Duke Staff 1/11/18 The 75th Golden Globes was this past Sunday, and perhaps more stunning than the glitz and glam of the event was the undoubtedly powerful display of solidarity among much of the entertainment elite. Between the pointed interviews, brazen accusations and passionate speeches, the effects of the massive wave of allegations of […]

Russian Olympic athletes deserving of higher punishment for drug use

Russian Olympic athletes deserving of higher punishment for drug use

By Rachel Pierce | Staff Columnist 1/6/2018 The Sochi 2014 Olympics opening ceremony spoke of unity and peace as athletes paraded with their flags, surrounded by world leaders, their humble families and devoted fans. Who would have known that one of the greatest scandals of our world’s history was in motion. The Olympics represent one […]

The pro’s and con’s of unpaid internships

The pro’s and con’s of unpaid internships

By Zach Landau and Bryanna McDermont | A&E Editor and Asst. Photo Editor 12/7/17 Zach is arguing against unpaid internships and Bryanna is arguing for.  Listen, it can be rough out there for new or soon-to-be graduates. Entering the job market can be a scary proposition, and in an economy that is quickly becoming autonomous […]

Fights may occur during the holidays; be nice

Fights may occur during the holidays; be nice

By Duke Staff 12/7/17 With the semester winding down and break just around the corner, a reprieve from the stresses of the world is tantalizingly within reach. A few weeks to relax, recoup and restart is just what winter break calls for. That is, until your relatives show up. Because let’s be real: Not every […]

‘Duke’ Editor-in-Chief Devorak wishes staff good luck

‘Duke’ Editor-in-Chief Devorak wishes staff good luck

By Leah Devorak | Editor-in-Chief 12/7/17 For 20 minutes, I unsuccessfully wracked my brain for a quote from the first moment I walked into The Duke newsroom, the whole time wondering why I could think of nothing. But then I remembered the actual moment I first arrived, and the reason for the blank was clear: […]

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