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Accepting What We Rejected: Confronting the Duke University Chinese Controversy

When was the last time someone told you to shut up? For the Chinese students at Duke University, this question would be quite easy to answer: 14 days ago. On Jan. 26, Duke University...

The Things That Need to Be Said

When I’m walking through parking garages late at night, I dial the first two digits of 911, praying that I don’t have to press the last one. Before I get into my car, I...

Staff Standoff: Elevator or Stairs?

Elevator By Mary Orsak, Magazine Editor Although no comprehensive history of the elevator exists to my knowledge, the first primitive elevators date back to the third century B.C., and since the Greek mathematician Archimedes...

My 12 Minute Mile Time

With rivulets of sweat soaking my ill-fitting, stained Hockaday gym shirt, I pump my fists in the air, exuberant as I finish the last lap of my mile. Immediately after crossing the threshold, I...

140 Characters is Good Enough for Me

Two thousand years ago, Marcus Valerius Martialis, a prominent Roman poet from Spain, invited his friends, patrons and fellow Romans to recitations of his epigrams. Here he would gather all his close acquaintances so...

5 Takeaways from: Republican GOP Debate – Dec. 15, 2015

  Trump is an egomaniac, but that is of no surprise to anyone at this point. Donald Trump took center stage at the CNN/Salem Radio Debate this Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nevada. In his...

Current Events, Downsized: Stop the Fear Mongering

In the aftermath of the Russian passenger plane explosion in the Sinai Peninsula, the suicide bombings in Beirut and the horrific attacks in Paris, the subject of Syrian refugees has come into the forefront...