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Elizabeth Hoyler, '16

The first time I heard about the famous trinity was when I went to boarding school. Sleep, study, socialize, they said. You can pick 2 of the 3, they said. For too many of us out there on campus, this statement could not appear more accurate. And more often than not, sleep is put on the backburner.

Yes, I’m advocating for sleep. But I won’t say it’s easy. There are so many factors at play that make a good night’s sleep seem difficult if not unattainable. And sometimes stressful as a Duke student; sometimes they really suck.

I was once a fervent believer of the 2 / 3 rule. To me, sleep was awesome, but not nearly as important as bonding with a friend over a late-night cup of tea, or getting a near-perfect score on my midterm. Study and socialize — check and check.

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Exclusively for the Class of 2016, the Senior Sneak Peek is your first look inside West Union—and no celebration is complete without great food, free giveaways and exciting events. The fun begins at the grand opening of your new on-campus pub, Devil’s Krafthouse. Click here to register!

Attending is easy. Just register for your chosen event date and time, and then collect your wristband in advance. Please make sure you let your friends know which seating you plan to attend.  You can register online as a group, but each senior will need to pick up their own wristband. Seatings are limited.

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Vivian Tan

Get excited! It’s Super bowl season! To help international students appreciate how big of a deal this game is in America, the International House held a Connect, Learn and Grow (CLG) workshop on American Football 101. Byron Turner moderated the workshop and speeches were delivered by two of Duke’s very own footballers, former players Lex Butler and Patrick Kurunwune.

Football is played between two teams with 11 players each. Each team is then further divided into three categories: offense, defense and special teams.

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Yasminye

    I’ve always loved science, and have done everything in my power to surround myself with it, from specializing in math and science in high school, to summer internships and my current major/minor as an undergraduate. However, with my pursuit of science, I quickly realized that I was entering a field where I was extremely underrepresented. I was the only Black person specializing in math and science in my high school graduating class. While attending a scientific competition in high school, I looked around and realized that out of all the program directors and representatives of the 50 states and U.S. territories, I was the only Black person sitting in the room. College wasn’t much better. In a lot of my biology and computer science classes, I was met with a similar fate.

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Vivian Tan

It is often said that money does not make the world go round, but it sure gives everyone the stress and friction in matters that concern financing. However, with adequate knowledge and careful planning, you can do yourself a big favor for yourself when the future comes. This week, the Connect. Learn. Grow. (CLG) workshop focused on educating the international community on how to best manage their budget and personal finance. Our guest speaker, Ms. Sherrie Clayton from Personal Finance@Duke, taught the participants on how we could make informed financial decisions in our daily lives.

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International House

Bulgaria is a country in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. Bulgaria is Europe's 16th-largest country.

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Duke Student Wellness

January: It’s a new year, a new semester, and most importantly, the beginning of tenting season! 
 

 

Here are some tips to stay healthy and warm so you Cameron Crazies can make it to the Duke vs. UNC game!
 

 

 

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Contributed by Samantha Glover Nutrition Intern

Are you allergic to one of the “Big 8”? Wondering what the “Big 8” are? 

The “Big 8” are the top 8 most common allergens found in foods. According to the USA food allergen-labeling act (FALCPA), they make up 90% of all food allergies. When I found out I could not eat gluten or dairy, I had no idea how many places these ingredients or derivatives of these could be found. I’ve made a list below of the most common 8 allergies and some ingredients you should make sure to avoid to be on the safe side. 

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Due to severe weather, the Student Health Center will be closed on Friday, January 22nd.

For health care options during closed hours, please call us at 919-681-9355.

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