Opinions

‘You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here’

By Robyn Rudish-Laning | Editor-in-Chief When I first got involved at The Duke almost four years ago, I came hesitantly. I didn’t think I’d fit in, I didn’t know anyone at all and I had no idea what I was doing. Actually, my first semester at The Duke was a lot like my first year […]

Seeing the Bucs is a treasured steal

Quite Thought Full: 20,000 leagues into immagination

By Katie Walsh | Opinions Editor I love books. More accurately, I have an addiction to reading and what I read are books. As a bibliophile, it is incredibly difficult for me to not hate the e-reader. It just seems so ridiculously unnatural for me to turn the pages with one finger and not hear […]

Staff Editorial; Drugs not worth the boost

By Duke Staff Looking at today’s culture, we see the presence of prescription drug use everywhere we turn. From movies to athletes, we are bombarded with images of parties gone too far and worse. What we tend to forget about is the other side of recreational drug use, a side closer to home. Students use […]

International peace is challenged at the 38th Parallel

By Georgie Flynn | Asst. Opinions Editor It is no secret that North Korea has been an issue for the U.S. North Korea has a reputation of not keeping the peace. North Korea has tried to assassinate multiple South Korean leaders, including the 1983 Rangoon Bombing, an assassination attempt on the fifth president of South […]

Registering a problem

Quite Thought Full; Princeton mom roars back to ’50s

By Katie Walsh | Opinions Editor Last week, a Princeton mother and alumnae wrote a letter to The Daily Princetonian addressed to the young women of Princeton. Susan Patton, class of 1977, Princeton’s eighth graduating class to include women, offered some kind advice on life matters. Patton urged the freshman women of Princeton to find […]

Staff Editorial; Inalienable rights need no redefinition

By Duke Staff   When the Supreme Court heard arguments last week on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, the nation watched with anticipation. These two laws are at the center of the United States’ marriage equality debate. Gay and lesbian rights are not a new issue; the fight […]

Philosophically speaking, college needs humanities

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor   Ask a student on campus enrolled in a philosophy or sociology class and he may voice his disdain for having to take a core class related to liberal arts. “Why should I have to study philosophy that somebody wrote 400 years ago if I’m a business major? […]

Clicking our way to change; protesting the lazy generation

By Crissy Holtzer | Student Columnist   We of the millennial generation are a group eager to click, tweet or tag anything we set our minds to and assume our social media exchanges are making the world a better place. We are slacktivists. Slacktivism is pop culture’s clever name for advocacy via Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, […]