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We’re All Searching for Refuge: A Christian’s Perspective on the Refugee Crisis

BY NEFER BASTULI If you walk the perimeter of East Campus, you will notice a two-foot wall encasing the university. Many view this wall as symbolically delineating two different worlds: Duke vs Durham, privilege vs disadvantage, us vs them… Take a few steps off East Campus and you will notice the stark contrast between the … Continue reading We’re All Searching for Refuge: A Christian’s Perspective on the Refugee Crisis

The Greatest Treasure: God’s Unexpected Overhaul of My Life

BY ANNA NORTHUP PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACK MYHRE Angry, Uncertain, and Insecure Junior year of high school. I’m an ardent atheist, but not a satisfied one. Having walked away from the church years earlier, I had embroiled myself in an eating disorder and struggled deeply with self-image, destructive thoughts, and obsession with food. I had pulled … Continue reading The Greatest Treasure: God’s Unexpected Overhaul of My Life

A Christian Perspective on Identity – On Being More than “Just Yourself”

BY JOEY LI PHOTOGRAPHY BY MELANIE PARK “Just be yourself" is one of those phrases that has become common parlance for a mode of living. The idea is often attributed to Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) in the quote, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde likely did not say this quote verbatim, though he espoused … Continue reading A Christian Perspective on Identity – On Being More than “Just Yourself”

A Good Samaritan Is Radically Present

BY TIM KOWALCZYK There’s No Duke but Us I’ve written elsewhere on our habit of abdicating responsibility for the problems in our community. In brief, we’re only too happy to complain about Duke’s problems—peer pressure, work-hard play-hard, social expectations—but shrink from doing anything to fix them. They are “Duke’s” problems, or “collective” problems. In a … Continue reading A Good Samaritan Is Radically Present