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Brian Njoroge

“If you do not take random naps, you are not living life” - despondent pre-med student after coming from a chemistry lab.

As finals season approaches, most of us find ourselves running low on sleep. CAPS recommends 6-8 hours of sleep to maximize productivity. Although napping daily isn’t advised (sad, right?), such times call for dire measures- in this case should suffice. No one wants to take the bus back to East or Central Campus or walk down the countless steps to your room in Edens (you might as well just go to Wilson if you needed to work out) just to take a nap.  I asked a couple of students- whose napping habits are questionable- for the perfect napping spots around the Campus Center. 

This list is in no preferential order.

It's already November! That means the fall semester is almost over and you may be asking yourself how you missed August, September, and October. Don't worry, it's easy for the semester to fly by so fast; especially with all of the opportunities on campus. To provide you with a quick recap UCAE Student Involvement has compiled a few infographics of semester highlights. Hopefully this fills you with some nostalgia for the past semester and encourages you to seek out new opportunities in the spring. 

by Alex Shapanka

Earlier this week, I had a surprise visit from Lindsay Tomson, a friend who graduated from Duke last year. As we drove around Durham, she expressed her nostalgia for college. But Lindsay wasn’t lamenting the loss of parties, late nights or freedom from responsibility. She missed feeling important and the sense of community afforded to us at Duke.

In leaving college, our established reputations remain…in Durham and with those we have relationships. Everything for which we worked is done. I won’t be planning concerts for 6,000 of my peers next year. I won’t help organize KVille. And I won’t be making suggestions through these blog posts. I won’t feel consequential.

Tuesday, November 27 from 2-7 pm
Bryan Center, Von Canon B

Construction and renovations are taking place at a rapid pace. Join the Bryan Center Renovation team to view renderings, floor plans and talk with the architects. An Overview Presentation with a Q & A (20-30 min) will be held at 2:30, 4:00 and 6:00. All are welcome for this exciting preview of a new, more dynamic BC design!

View the event on the Duke Event's Calendar here:
http://bit.ly/BCrenovationsevent

Or follow the West Union Renovations here:
http://sites.duke.edu/westunion/

 

After entering the gates, the visible skyline is the first thing you notice in the dark: huge, lit-up Ferris wheels and towers of adrenaline-pumping rides. Once you get closer after maneuvering through crowds of equally ecstatic people, you start to take in the aromas of delicious deep-fried foods and the ringing noises of test-your-luck games.

Did you guess it already? There could be no other place like this around here but the North Carolina State Fair! 

Thumbnail In this post, Dr. Christy Lohr Sapp, Associate Dean for Religious Life, shares her thoughts on collaboration and relationship building as important components of interfaith dialogue.  â€˜Collaboration’ is a noted dimension of the Duke University Leadership Framework.     

This blog was written by Laura Neubauer ('13), and was based on an interview with Franca Alphin conducted  in the spring of 2012.

When you think of replenishment beverages after working out, what comes to mind? I tend to think of sports drinks such as Gatorade or Powerade, or those “mix it yourself” drinks such as Endurox. I was surprised to learn, though, that it is chocolate milk that provides your body exactly what it needs post-workout.

Durham offers more than an intangible visual experience. Every Duke student has heard of the farmers market, but how many of you have actually gone? Teaming with vendors, food trucks and people, it is a full event. The farmers market provides a kind of sustenance beyond produce. Its inviting atmosphere projects a sense of community – a feeling of belonging. Across the street from the pavilion sits Durham’s Central Park. Don’t think New York. Picture a much more intimate environment.

Whether you are an established member of an arts organization or just discovering your passion for the arts, the new Arts Annex is perfect for you!  Opening this fall, the Arts Annex houses new