International Student Profile:
Prizes, funnel cakes and fried candy bars?! That only begins to describe the Fall Festival themed dinner at the Marketplace held on Wednesday, October 21st. Students also enjoyed cotton candy, turkey legs, corn dogs, philly cheese steak subs, popcorn, and other festival fare! They could spin the prize wheel for a multitude of fun prizes to include, mesh chairs, t-shirts, frisbees, pens, coffee mugs, keychains, hats, koozies, food freebies and discounts-there was even a balloon guy there to make balloon animals and items per students' request! Check out the pics here!
The Pride Parade last month, despite the rain, was full of excitement and celebration as always. Of course there were protesters trying to dampen the spirits, but the best part about Pride is that the love far outweighs the hate. It is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community—the people, the history, the accomplishments—and it is one of my favourite events of the year. But as uplifting, validating and liberating as Pride can be, it can also be difficult, discouraging, and even invalidating for some.
On October 18th, members of Duke's Iota Mu chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Lambda Omega chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., spent an afternoon of mentorship with young women from Durham's North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Attendees shared a meal together, engaged in group activities, and participated in an interactive academic/social workshop.
Duke Dining has furthered sustainable efforts by recently becoming certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an international non-profit organization established to safeguard seafood supplies and to help create a more sustainable seafood market.
âWe are very committed to providing healthy and sustainable options for the Duke community and the MSC certification allows us to do just that,â says Director of Duke Dining, Robert Coffey.
As a dietitian I am often asked questions about soy foods acting like estrogen in the body, are they safe? Do they contribute to breast cancer? I will admit over the years the information has been varied, but for the past several years researchers have found more and more information confirming that eating soy in moderation even as a breast cancer survivor is not a problem.
Brazil is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world's fifth-largest country, both by geographical area and by population. It is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world, and the only one in the Americas. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of4,655 mi. It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and occupies almost half of the entire continent of South America. Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats.
On the 12th of October, I took a tour around Downtown Durham with a group Duke international students and scholars. I love learning about different cultures and histories and I saw this as an opportunity to get off campus and learn more about the place Iâve been living for the past three years. Iâm Nigerian and itâs always a treat learning about various cultures and histories outside my own. I find it adds more spice to life and gives me a wider perspective on what the world is and is not.
Glanced through the Billboard Hop 100 Chart, there are at least 5 out of the top 10 that are performed or featured by hip-hop artists, not to mention the hip-hop elements found from other pop hits these days. Hip-hop, like an epidemic, has invaded almost every song you listen in your radio. The heavy drum beats or rapping between bridges, produced by people like Pharrell Williams, have almost guaranteed a hit. This week we had a global hip-hop âappreciation partyâ, hosted by Lisa Giragosian, at CLG Workshop. Alec Greenwald, the Program Coordinator from Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, took us to explore this worldwide popular art form.
We have all stood there looking into the depths of our refrigerators, pulling out little white boxes or plastic containers; we cautiously open them, sniff, and think to ourselves âHmmmm I wonder??????â Leftovers can be harboring millions of unsafe bacteria and still look and smell perfectly fine.
Well wonder no more; we are here to tell you. If you canât remember when you bought or cooked it, toss it. Nope-we arenât about increasing food waste but a case of food poisoning is no joking matter. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are an estimated 76 million cases of foodborne illness reported in the US each year, resulting in 350,000 hospitalizations, 5,000 deaths, and who knows how many unexplained âstomach bugsâ. So folks, when in doubt, throw it out.