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Human Steel

BY ADAM ENGGASSER College can be an extremely stressful place. For many students, especially at Duke, it is. We’re worried about exams, papers, extracurriculars, graduate schools, careers, relationships, finding our identity, the list goes on and on… there is absolutely no shortage of contributing factors that can make the student life stressful, and I feel … Continue reading Human Steel

Religion Can Be Convenient, but That Doesn’t Mean it Isn’t True

BY BEN BURNETTE Religion has its benefits. That’s true of pretty much all religions and has been throughout history. Religions bring cultures together. They provide a stable metanarrative on which societies build values, customs, and rituals, all of which, in turn, contribute to social cohesion. Many, if not all, religions promise an afterlife, thus offering … Continue reading Religion Can Be Convenient, but That Doesn’t Mean it Isn’t True

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