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How voter suppression laws will impact Duke students

On April 17th, Duke Democrats stands with student organizations across the state against voter suppression The North Carolina General Assembly has introduced a barrage of legislation that will pose significant obstacles for North Carolina voters, especially students, the elderly, women, transgender individuals, and the poor. North Carolina is trying to replicate the voting laws of Florida, which led… Continue reading How voter suppression laws will impact Duke students

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North Carolina will vote to opt out of “Obamacare” tomorrow — let Governor McCrory know you’re opposed

Do you want to live in a state where the working poor have health insurance? Tomorrow, the North Carolina General Assembly will be voting on Senate Bill 4, which would prevent the state of North Carolina from accepting federal money to expand Medicaid.  As a part of “Obamacare,” the federal government is offering states  $9… Continue reading North Carolina will vote to opt out of “Obamacare” tomorrow — let Governor McCrory know you’re opposed

National Feature · The Devil's Advocate

Obama: Come for our guns

By Diego Quezada During the second presidential debate, an undecided voter asked President Barack Obama what he planned to do to curb gun violence. Governor Mitt Romney predictably pivoted to a discussion on families and said that people should get married before having children. But that wasn’t disappointing; it shouldn’t surprise anyone when Romney evades… Continue reading Obama: Come for our guns

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Let’s not pretend that everyone is suffering equally

Unless you’re a bankruptcy lawyer, a repoman, or you had a large amount of money bundled up in credit default swaps, you have probably been hurt by the recession, but it’s time for us to stop pretending that everyone has been hurt equally. Instead up stepping up and asking how we can share in sacrifices,… Continue reading Let’s not pretend that everyone is suffering equally

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ICE Agents in NC K-12 Schools?

HB744, the Safe Schools Act, will be heard in the NC Education Committee This Tuesday May 31st. As explained by Michelle Lozano Villegas, Co-President of Duke Students for Humane Borders, “The bill looks to ban all undocumented students from K-12 schools in the state by giving Principals the authority to act like ICE Agents, by… Continue reading ICE Agents in NC K-12 Schools?

Campus Life · Local Feature · The Devil's Advocate

Do you want guns in Shooters II?

Do you want guns in Shooters II?  How about on campus? Comment to non-Duke readers:” Shooters” refers to a club, popular amongst Duke students, of Karen Owen and Tucker Max fame.  Hopefully, it won’t refer to–well–actual shooters anytime soon.  I’m going to take a step back and acknowledge that the whole “do guns make us… Continue reading Do you want guns in Shooters II?