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Here I describe the Academic part of my tri-vocational call, alongside being an AuthorAdvocate.

I enlisted in the Army to 1) get out of Orange County, California and to 2) set myself up for success through what was then (in 2000)  705 more words


Nutrition: How Finland Has Solved the Problem of Obese Children - SPIEGEL ONLINE

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This is an outstanding, must-read article from Spiegel. It reports that the Finnish city Seinäjoki has successfully tackled the problem of… 135 more words


Marques Bolden Commits To Duke!!!

5-star center Marques Bolden has announced his commitment to Duke University, over Kentucky and others. Bolden is the #16 player in the 2016 class, and he’s the #2 center in the class. 101 more words


Clear Eyes, Full Heart

The night before graduation, my roommate asked my family how I’ve changed since 2012. (Way to put ‘em on the spot, A.)

My brother said I post fewer photos (lol). 494 more words


I Still Don't Hate Christian Laettner

Welcome to a new weekly series, where I will discuss one of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentaries.

First up is I hate Christian Laettner.

From the title alone, I Hate Christian Laettner, everyone should be able to guess what this  ESPN 30 for 30 documentary is about; obviously a lot of people hate this Christian Laettner guy. 433 more words

Duke University biologist names ferns after Lady Gaga, other celebrity organism stories

James Bond is getting his very own plant! Well, sort of. A new subgenus of Caribbean plant has been officially named Jamesbondia. While it might call to mind the action and romance of Ian Fleming’s famous spy (and what plant doesn’t, honestly), it’s actually named after the American ornithologist of the same name. 906 more words


Duke Chapel Reopens After Renovations

Duke Chapel reopened yesterday after a 366-day restoration project.  The goal was to make the beautiful yet deteriorating Chapel a safer place to visit.

Crews replaced damaged mortar from the limestone on the ceiling. 78 more words