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Incoming pres. Grayson Allen to return for senior year Ganguly wants DSG to be held accountable Likhitha Butchireddygari The Chronicle Junior Riyanka Ganguly was elected Duke Student Government’s next president in March. The Chronicle spoke with Ganguly about her plans for next year, including her ideas about student conduct, diversity and the surplus fund. This interview has been edited for clarity and length. The full version can be found online. The Chronicle: What are your guiding principles when picking people for your cabinet? Riyanka Ganguly: I want to get a diversity of thought in the cabinet because it’s going to be my sounding board. I’m not sure how it would work out, because I want to make sure the students who are committing to the cabinet are going to be very dedicated See DSG on Page 4
Chronicle File Photo Ganguly said she wants more independent students to be involved in DSG.
Ian Jaffe | Chronicle File Photo Grayson Allen will return for his senior season after an up-and-down junior season sent his draft stock plummeting.
Staff Reports The Chronicle Last year, many thought Grayson Allen would bolt for the NBA after an AllAmerican season that had him as a late first-rounder in many mock drafts. But Allen chose to return to Durham for one more year, and now, he will return for his final year, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. Allen, who is on track to be within a few credits of earning his degree in May, endured an up-and-down junior season in which he battled various injuries and constant hatred from opposing fans. After scoring a team-high 21.6 points per game as a sophomore, the 6-foot-5 guard entered the year as the preseason ACC Player of the Year, but saw his shooting numbers drop across the board. He finished third on the team with 14.5 points per contest. The former second-team All-American
will be expected to lead Duke as the only upperclassman who has seen meaningful action, joining current freshman Frank Jackson and incoming five-star guard Gary Trent Jr. to give the Blue Devils another dynamic backcourt. “The last few weeks have provided the opportunity for a lot of reflection and prayer,” Allen said in a release. “I’m a firm believer that when something feels right, you go with it. The chance to play with next year’s team just felt right. I’m completely focused on helping Coach K and our staff lead this team to a special season. I love being a Duke student, and continuing to be part of the university culture is something I don’t take for granted.” Allen dealt with nagging turf-toe, ankle and hamstring injuries throughout the season, which hindered his ability to be an aggressive slasher driving to the hoop on offense. Instead, with teammates Luke Kennard and Jayson Tatum stepping up as the
primary scoring options, Allen transitioned to more of a supporting role, attempting to play point guard for a Blue Devil team that lacked a true floor general and getting the majority of his shots from behind the 3-point line, where he shot 36.5 percent on the year. After a pair of tripping incidents last season put him in the national spotlight, Allen put himself at the center of controversy once again when he tripped Elon’s Steven Santa Ana Dec. 21. The Jacksonville, Fla., native was stripped of his captaincy for the incident and his ensuing reaction on the sidelines, and Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski suspended Allen for the team’s ACC opener against Virginia Tech. Allen finally got healthy toward the end of the season, helping the Blue Devils capture the ACC tournament championship in historic fashion and sparking Duke in both of its NCAA tournament games, but his inconsistency gives him plenty to prove moving forward.
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Bass Connections team works $1.5 million grant will fund Duke study on congregations to combat N.C. opioid crisis Shagun Vashisth The Chronicle Approximately three people in North Carolina die each day from opioid overdoses, and a Bass Connections team is brainstorming solutions to stop this alarming trend. Nicole Schramm-Sapyta, an assistant professor of the practice in the Institute for Brain Science, is one of the faculty leaders of the “Opiate Outreach” Bass Connections team. During a Tuesday presentation, she discussed some of the major themes of the team’s work. These included improving access to community support resources and to naloxone, a drug designed to block opioid overdoses. “The goal of community programs should be to recognize the importance of empathetic care and to fully consider an individual’s mental health,” Schramm-Saptya said. Her research team has worked with treatment facilities and response teams to develop effective treatment resources for addicted individuals. They have also
encouraged law enforcement officers and emergency departments to carry naloxone at all times for patient treatment. “The default used to be to take them to jail,” Schramm-Saptya said. “Now more community response teams are stressing first getting individuals off the streets and ensuring their safety, then directing them to crisis centers and only bringing them to jail if they are demonstrating violent behavior.” Students reached out to Durham Police Chief Cerelyn Davis, asking her to urge officers in the area to carry naloxone. They sent a letter to DPD co-signed by 11 treatment centers and community groups in Durham—but Schramm-Saptya said they received no response. The group also assembled 624 Naloxone kits to distribute around Durham, even reaching out to the Duke Emergency Department. Increasing awareness was also a priority, and the team developed resource cards with contact information for opioid See OPIOID on Page 4
Chris Teufel | The Chronicle The group has worked with addiction treatment facilities and response teams to develop effective methods of assisting those addicted to opioids.
Claire Ballentine The Chronicle Curious about whether congregations are becoming more liberal or accepting of the LGBTQ+ community? A study at Duke is trying to find out. The University recently received a $1.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. to examine trends in places of worship across the United States. The money will support the fourth wave of the National Congregations Study, which collects information on synagogues, mosques, churches and other places of worship. “Congregations are a vibrant part of American life regardless of where they meet. This survey provides valuable insight into how they change in reaction to and in service of our communities,” said Valerie Ashby, dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, in a Duke Today release. “The opportunity to repeatedly survey congregations over a long period of time is especially useful for understanding trends in American religious life, and we are deeply grateful to Lilly Endowment for its sustained support.” The NCS is directed by Mark Chaves, professor of sociology, religious studies and divinity. Chaves said that the Lilly Endowment has also supported the prior three studies— which were conducted in 1998, 2006 and 2012. More than 3,800 congregations participated in the first three waves of the study. The survey tracks congregations’ social compositions, political activities, social service initiatives and how they relate to communities. A major focus of the study is how places of worship have changed over time, Chaves explained. For example, he said more congregations are allowing informal dress and participation by those who are not priests or deacons. “One of the interesting things is that there seems to be a trend in American religion toward more informal worship services, particularly in American Christianity,” he said. The study has also focused on congregation
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons The National Congregations Study collects information about places of worship across the United States.
size. People are increasingly clustering into larger congregations, which Chaves referred to as the “mega church phenomenon.” Congregations have also become more accepting of members of the LGBTQ+ community, he explained. “Overall, nationally a higher percentage of congregations allow homosexuals to be volunteer leaders than used to,” Chaves said. “This matches the increasing acceptance of gays and lesbians in society at large.” In its fourth iteration, the survey will ask more questions about politics—such as the party affiliation of congregants and their involvement in social issues like immigration and Black Lives Matter. Findings from the NCS have the potential to shape future policies involving worship, Chaves explained. The research is often used by politicians, journalists, scholars and religious leaders to obtain a greater understanding of the American public’s relationship to religious life. “The is really the authoritative source for tracking trends in American congregations, so it’s really great to be able to do it again,” he said.
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uke alumna chosen as Junior finishes first in World D Gates-Cambridge scholar Irish Dance Championships Staff Reports The Chronicle Duke alumna Liangliang Zhang will receive the Gates-Cambridge scholarship, the University announced Tuesday. Zhang is among 55 international recipients of the award, which will cover her tuition and living expenses while she pursues a graduate degree from the University of Cambridge. She plans to work toward a Ph.D. in social anthropology this Fall at King’s College, one of the 31 colleges in the University of Cambridge.
“My Ph.D. project will examine how citizens of diverse backgrounds engage with revived Daoist spiritual and bodily practices through participant observation at a Daoist institution in the Wudang Mountains,” Zhang said in a Duke Today release. “I hope understanding these lay Daoist adherents’ motivations and objectives can inform social policy making in China, a country undergoing rapid transformations.” Born in Inner Mongolia and raised in Zhuhai, China, she graduated from Duke in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in See SCHOLAR on Page 4
Courtesy of Duke Photography Liangliang Zhang graduated from Duke in May 2016 and now plans to pursue a Ph.D. in social anthropology.
Adam Beyer The Chronicle The luck of the Irish was with junior Brian Perry-Carrera when he became a winner at the World Irish Dance Championships last week. Perry-Carrera took his age division at the championship in Dublin, which featured at least 5,000 performers from around the world. The newly-crowned over-21 world champion has been involved with Irish Dancing for most of his life. He said he had participated in the World Irish Dance Championships in the past, but had never placed higher than third before last week. He explained he began dancing early, attending lessons when he was only four years old. His mother had danced for nearly 20 years, and she set it up so he and his sister Special to The Chronicle could try it out. Perry-Carrera, who won his division in the “It just stuck,” Perry-Carrera said. “I’ve World Irish Dance Championships last week, been doing it ever since.” has been dancing since he was four years old. The competitive aspect was captivating for the California native. He kept dancing or Lord of the Dance performances, he said. through high school and continued after Those shows are similar to what he does— matriculating at the University. He travels but the championship judges look for fine to the Toronto studio of the Butler Fearon technical details. O’Connor School of Irish Dance on the “You’re evaluated on your posture and weekends to practice. keeping your body straight and your arms in,” Perry-Carrera noted that competing Perry-Carrera said. The weeklong program is split into three is a six-day-a-week, nearly year-round commitment. Irish Dance can be physically rounds. In the first, participants—divided demanding, so he uses programs like into age and gender categories—perform CrossFit to stay in shape. a routine with their hard Irish Dance shoes. Most people do not know what Irish See DANCE on Page 4 Dance is beyond having heard of Riverdance
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and really understand what it takes to be a part of DSG. If those students are willing to do that, I would love to get non-DSG students in my cabinet. This is really with hopes that non-DSG students show that they understand what the role entails. TC: How do you think the student body perceives DSG and do you have any plans to change that? RG: That’s a huge concern of mine because I think DSG presidents are realizing that if we don’t let students know that we are working hard for them and if we don’t have student input as an integral part of every step that we take, then we aren’t serving the students right. If they know that we’re working hard and they know that we’re holding ourselves accountable to the student body, then they’ll see that we can also be a resource to reach out to. This year, this was shown best with [junior and current Mi Gente president] Elizabeth Barahona running, choosing to join DSG because she realized there was potential for DSG to do cool things. I want to have biweekly—if it becomes popular, weekly— office hours in West Union where people can just come up to me and present me with issues to make it a more personal experience. TC: What do you think is the purpose of the surplus fund and what are your plans for it? RG: It’s important to remember that the surplus came out of the [Student Organization Funding Committee] and was through programming, so in essence it really is meant more for programming efforts. For me, I would love the surplus to be used more for collaboration with student groups. I don’t think there’s an official way to do that yet, and I would love to explore that more. That being said, I’m a little wary of making it seem that simple, so I’m still brainstorming how to make it a more formalized process. TC: Have you thought at all about any student conduct policies you’d like to work on during your term, and if so, what are they? RG: I think right now there is just a huge disconnect with [the Office of Student Conduct] and student groups especially. I want to work on the alcohol policy. To be honest, I’ve heard every year [this is something] the DSG president tries to do, so I want to put my neck out there and see what I can do. I love the stories that I hear about alumni that the social culture was much more inclusive and much more open and less hidden in pockets of the school or taken off campus. I would love to see more alcohol policy changes but also clarifying student conduct and making it more transparent for those who enter.
going through the election process, it would be different because, much like an SLG, you know that you have this backing of a certain number of people. But it would be you having the backing of your independent house or dorm section. And I think the way to tap into that is the residential model, which is always very controversial. But there are ways we have talked about—like smart blocking—where it can be a good compromise with both the administration and the students to help build that community.
DANCE from page 3 In the second round, male participants use a capezio-type shoe with a heel to launch into a routine with high jumps into the air. A portion of the dancers in the first two rounds are asked to perform a solo piece. Perry-Carrera was the final performer for his age division. “I was trying to stay in the zone, not worry too much about that it was my last time on stage, last time doing this dance,” he said. “It felt really good onstage. I knew whatever the outcome would be, I couldn’t complain too much.” With consistently strong performances across all three rounds, Perry-Carrera took first place. “There’s no prize money,” he said. “It’s really for the pride and glory.” This was Perry-Carrera’s final competition— he is moving on from dancing regularly. However, he plans to remain involved and will take a test to become a certified Irish Dance instructor next semester. Perry-Carrera is majoring in economics with a finance concentration and a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He also leads the Duke Irish Dance club, and he wants to give the club more attention with his newfound free time. “It will be a part of my life, and I’m sure I’m not going to hang up the shoes entirely,” he said.
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international comparative studies and a minor in French. As an undergraduate, Zhang co-founded and served as the president of Harmonies for Health, which brings music therapy to the local health care community. She has also performed research in China and Macau on the societal impact of China’s “one country, two systems” policy and interned at the International Organization for Migration in Geneva, Switzerland after she graduated from Duke. Zhang joins senior Jessica Van Meir, who was named a U.S. Gates-Cambridge scholar TC: There is a reoccurring issue with in February. The recipients are selected based independent student representation in DSG on their intellect, leadership potential and elections. What plans do you have to engage academic merit. independent students? RG: I loved the op-ed that was published. from page 2 I think it raised a lot of fair points. I want to work on more integrated housing in general. I mentioned this in my election, but I really treatment facilities across North Carolina. want “independent housing” to be thought of Promoting awareness has comprised the more as a place for affiliated and unaffiliated bulk of the research done so far, Schrammstudents to really get to know each other. I Saptya explained. want independent students to be given a larger Opioid-related deaths are typically highest voice during elections, but in order to do that in rural and coastal regions of North Carolina, I think what needs to happen is for there to and the opiate problem is a true epidemic be more of a community in “independent” because drugs are “transmitted” socially from housing. So that during an election, people person to person. Schramm-Saptya added that feel obliged to go not only to this SLG, but the high demand for heroin and prescription also to this independent house that has a pills leads to a lack of awareness about how substantial number of students who will be threatening these drugs are. engaged as voters and as potential people The group’s next step is to analyze 911 call to collaborate with and also as potential responses to understand how crisis centers can candidates for elections. better function and improve response rates. I think that would be much different, “We want to prevent prescription pill if independent students also had a larger misuse, opioid addiction and death due to community within their residential overdose in North Carolina through this experience, [because] that way when they’re project,” Schramm-Saptya said.
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Moogfest returns to Durham Duke professors feature in music and tech festival, page 7
Coffeehouse hosts arts showcase Experimental art is at the forefront, page 8
“DAMN.,” Kendrick is back Thoughts on the rapper’s new album, page 8
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recess editors Which song from “DAMN.” are you?
Dillon Fernando .................. HUMBLE. Christy Kuesel ......................LOYALTY. Drew Haskins ...........................LUST. Tim Campbell ............................ DNA. Aditya Joshi ............................... YAH. Kirby Wilson ............................. FEAR. Jessica Williams ................ ELEMENT. Georgina Del Vecho.................... XXX. Will Atkinson ............................. GOD. Nina Wilder .................. DUCKWORTH.
The “Duke bubble” is definitely real. Whether or not we undergrads like to admit it, we are part of our own little world; with food points, gyms, arts events, gardens and libraries all within walking distance, it would be relatively easy to get through an entire school year without ever stepping off campus and into Durham. And many of us don’t…aside from journeys to Shooters or possibly a grocery run to Harris Teeter or a date on Ninth Street. What many of us don’t realize, though, is that the Duke bubble doesn’t even encompass all of Duke. Though a wing of Duke Hospital is visible from Abele Quad, the Hospital seems like a different world than that of the campus. While I often walk in front of the Davison building to get to Old Chem or Soc/Psych, I never really thought about it as part of the hospital—although I knew that it was, I only considered the structure in passing as another building I didn’t need to go into. As most undergrads only enter the building to satisfy Chickfil-A cravings or to visit Student Health before it relocated, there wasn’t a reason to think about it as anything else. My view of the hospital changed, though, when I began volunteering at the Children’s Hospital this semester. For one, after getting hopelessly lost multiple weeks in a row, I realized what a behemoth of a building it is. The place is massive, and it takes me about fifteen minutes to walk through every Friday. Secondly, there’s so much going on. A microcosm of life, the hospital is its own world. With patients, visitors and medical professionals going about their business in the labyrinth of corridors, the organization seems alive—buzzing and changing with
energy. A system in and of itself, Duke Hospital almost mirrors Duke’s East and West Campuses in its isolation. It is also a Duke bubble...just different from the one we undergraduates live in. While these two bubbles are located geographically adjacent to one another and both carry the Duke name, they otherwise have relatively little to do with one another. As a sophomore, I feel it’s fair of me to say that the undergrad Duke bubble has little awareness of what happens inside the walls of the hospital. As we rush late to class, lives begin and end just a few buildings away. As parties are thrown in West Campus dorms, someone in the hospital is
editor’s note told they have a life-threatening illness, and another person finds out they’ll be receiving a life-saving organ transplant. As we cheer for a basketball game, a person is being Life-Flighted by helicopter over Cameron Indoor to the hospital. All of these life-changing events and more happen right under our noses, though the thought of them rarely crosses our minds. I don’t mean to write this editor’s note as another “Break the Duke bubble!” article; I’m not even sure those work, anyway. Rather, I just wanted to point something out that I hadn’t realized before. Duke may be a symbol of academic success and athletic vigor to undergrads, but the Chapel is also
a symbol of hope and pain for families across the state with loved ones in the hospital. This acknowledgement is important, as it helps us understand our relationship to Duke as a whole, as well as Duke’s relationship with the outside world. Further, it keeps us grounded in our studies and social lives; especially as classes end and the stress of finals begins, it’s easy to feel like the world revolves around make-or-break exams or grade-saving projects. The fact is, it doesn’t. I don’t need to say that horrible things happen in the world every day and that wonderful things happen too. What’s important to understand, though, is that they happen next door. While we experience (hopefully) some of the best years of our lives while on campus, the painful truth is that others—including children— experience some of their worst just nearby. I also don’t mean this article to be a call to action; Duke students have myriad activities and responsibilities to stress over already. What we can do is be mindful of what happens in the other Duke bubble. For a start, there are copies of the Duke Chronicle scattered throughout the hospital— maybe it is just as important that the hospital is represented in the Chronicle. If the newspaper were to report on the stories of the people inside the hospital, in addition to major medical breakthroughs and scandals (this is Duke after all), we could become more aware of the bubble on our border. Undergrads could have a more conscientious view of Duke as a whole—and of where they fit in as students. –Jessica Williams
Sandra Jackson-Dumont AnnuAl SemAnS lecture
Thursday, April 20, 7 PM Doors open at 6:30 PM The Nasher Museum presents Sandra Jackson-Dumont, the Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Music and tech celebration Moogfest returns to Durham Will Atkinson The Chronicle
“One doesn’t hear much talk of synthesizers here,” the electronic music pioneer Robert Moog said of western North Carolina, shortly after moving there in 1977. Coming from the urban bustle of New York City, this was a major change of scenery for the inventor—one that, to his estimation, enabled him to better understand the electronic music scene from the outside in. Forty years later, this rural, Southern state is no longer on the outside of that scene. A celebration of all the innovation Moog stood for in the fields of music and technology, Moogfest will come back to downtown Durham for the second year May 18 to May 21. Beginning as a mere onenight event in New York over a decade ago, the now expanded festival moved to Asheville in 2010 before breaking ground in Durham last year. Equal parts music festival and technology symposium, Moogfest bills itself as the synthesis of art, music and technology, bringing a wide field of talent centered on a theme of futurism both in sound and in thought. The intersection of art and technology displayed at Moogfest is a somewhat unusual one, eschewing the lineup spectacle of more conventional music festivals. In Durham, however, where a vibrant arts community interacts with the innovation of the Research Triangle, the balance makes perfect sense.
Special to The Chronicle DJ duo Christian Rich plays Motorco Music Hall during Moogfest 2016. The festival returns to Durham May 18–21.
“All human activity is interconnected, all of it shapes and is shaped by the decisions we make and what we choose to create,” Creative Director Emmy Parker wrote in an email. “Through a program featuring cutting edge music and technology presentations, Moogfest participants realize that these things don’t exist in a vacuum or purely for entertainment.” For its second year in the area, Moogfest has continued to partner
with local organizations to set up its programming, including the LGBTQ Center of Durham, the American Underground, Blackspace and Art of Cool (which hosts its own festival next week). Music fans will recognize the bigger names on Moogfest’s lineup, whose headliners include Flying Lotus, Animal Collective and Talib Kweli, along with an art exhibit from former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe. But it
is the daytime programming—a mix of lectures, synth-building workshops and discussions—that sets the festival apart from others like it. With the collective talent of three research universities in close proximity, the festival has used Durham’s location to its benefit: Duke professors, in fact, make a significant contribution to Moogfest’s lineup. See MOOGFEST on Page 10
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Coffeehouse showcase features experimental student art Lexi Bateman The Chronicle Duke Coffeehouse maintained its reputation as the place for all things weird, unpredictable and avantgarde when it hosted the Chaus Arts Showcase last Wednesday, a collection of art from some of the Coffeehouse’s favorite Duke artists. Unlike many other student arts showcases, the Chaus Arts Showcase didn’t just attract your classically talented painters and mixed-media artists. In typical Coffeehouse fashion, the showcase featured experimental music by La Plastique, a four-piece student ensemble featuring violin, electric and slide guitar, keyboard, synthesizer and percussion, and strange theatrical per formances like Avant Fart’s “Dream Disposal Ceremony,” in which he burned a box full of our dreams, written on popsicle sticks. In addition to these radical musical and theater per formances, the Chaus Arts Showcase presented two films: senior Alexis Munier’s documentary “Daytona” and sophomore Evan Morgan’s experimental foundfootage piece “The Act of Seeing.” Munier’s film depicts the filmmaker’s own struggle to say goodbye to her childhood home as it’s deteriorating in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Morgan’s film is just as personal, but in a different way. In it, he explores the act of seeing as a political decision, forcing the audience to choose which of his various overlaid images we will pay attention to. Though both films are drastically
The Chronicle | Nina Wilder The Coffeehouse arts showcase featured experimental music by student groups like La Plastique, a four-piece ensemble.
different in genre, tone and most other aspects, it is worth noting that both Morgan and Munier produced their films for an Arts of the Moving Image class. Like Duke Coffeehouse, the Duke AMI Program is another space dedicated to the production and viewing of experimental arts. After screening these two films, showcase-goers were encouraged to peruse the student art displays stationed around the Coffeehouse, which included multi-canvas painted scenes, collages and illustrations. Afterwards, sophomore Zoe Abedon
delivered an original poem she wrote for her Russian Literature class, and a musical duo explored the technique of steady, persistent rhythmic patterns in their per formances of two songs. The evening ended with Avant Fart’s dramatic “Dream Disposal Ceremony.” Duke Coffeehouse proved once again that the it is a place unlike any other on campus—a place for the experimental, the different, the marginalized. The Chaus Arts Showcase provided a platform for Duke student artists whose work may
not have been mainstream enough to display at other arts exhibits on campus. With the construction of the greatly anticipated new Duke Arts Center, Duke administration has shown that the institution values the arts and the students who engage in them. But does this institutional dedication to art include a dedication to the more experimental art that Duke Coffeehouse is known for supporting? At this point in time, it seems as though the Coffeehouse is the only place on campus willing to undertake such a project.
Recess reviews: Kendrick Lamar’s new album “DAMN.” Brooklyn Bass The Chronicle After teasing on “The Heart Part 4” that his new album would be released April 7, hip-hop fans were especially attentive to any clues that could unlock Kendrick Lamar’s musical treasure. Instead, Lamar’s followers soon realized that his album release would be delayed. This did not stop a selective few who apparently had access to a leak of the album. While loyal fans gladly waited an additional week, tracks like “DNA.” and “ELEMENT.” were emerging as crowd favorites. On Good Friday, a collective “damn” was exhaled as the world realized that Lamar had risen as a rapper ranking with the likes of Tupac and Nas. Though “DAMN.” is less political than Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butter fly,” the eerie opening “BLOOD.” still casts a shadow of Lamar’s conscious rap roots. With a gunshot, the listener is left in shock amid the transition to “DNA.,” a high-energy song that takes stabs at cultural appropriation and other societal issues. A beat change compels the audience into awe as Lamar’s voice travels only to be punctuated by the booming bass. Lamar’s flow shreds doubts of his rapping ability. Coming off the bang of “DNA.,” “ELEMENT.” speaks to an effortless cool that will integrate itself into summer road trip playlists. Radio listeners should
also expect “LOYALTY.” to dominate the airwaves. The track features Rihanna’s voice cascading over a sample from Bruno Mars’ “24k Magic” the king and queen of radio play. As radio personality Charlamagne tha God has said, “It sounds like it was made for radio.” Aside from “DNA.” and “HUMBLE.,” “DAMN.” is rather mellow. Tracks like “LOVE.” featuring Zacari and “PRIDE.” are easy on the
ears and draw the listener into classic hallucinogenic sounds reminiscent of the 1970s. A guest appearance from U2 on “XXX.” indicates the ambitiousness of the Compton rapper as a musical artist distinctly only about the music. In his fourth studio album, Lamar convincingly attempts to defend his claim to being the greatest rapper alive. His attentiveness to social
issues, ties to Christian themes and yet an ever-presentness of Compton’s grit in his music sustains the lyrical complexity in all five of his major projects. “DAMN.” is the moment that he solidifies this reality in the collective conscious of the hip-hop community. For this reason, one could venture that Lamar’s “DAMN.” could stand as the best rap album of the year.
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Two years after releasing “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar dropped his much-anticipated fourth studio album “DAMN.”
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Full Frame 2017 marked 20 years of festival programming Nina Wilder The Chronicle
Two weeks ago, more than 10,000 people poured into Durham during a four-day stretch to partake in Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s 20th annual celebration of documentary filmmaking. The thought alone of that many individuals crammed into such a small area of the city was probably overwhelming to most Durham-dwellers—how would their daily commute be affected? Would their favorite lunch spot be packed beyond capacity? But the hordes of people flocking into the downtown area every year isn’t something that should be met with reproach. In fact, for a film festival with an attendance that barely surpassed a few hundred patrons in its first fledgling years, the sizable turnout was proof of Full Frame’s blossoming presence in the documentary filmmaking community. Established in 1998 by filmmaker Nancy Buirski, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an international event born out of Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies. With support from the likes of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Full Frame has put itself on the map as the premier documentary film festival in the United States When past guests include worldrenowned directors such as Michael Moore, Martin Scorsese, Ken Burns and Danny DeVito, it’s no wonder so many filmmakers and film enthusiasts convene in Durham to celebrate documentary filmmaking each year. The 20th annual festival was passion personified—over 400
volunteers, 100 films and thousands of festival-goers commingled and shared in their mutual love for documentaries amid the four jampacked days of programming. From sunrise until sunset each day, a diverse array of documentaries screened at the Carolina Theatre and surrounding venues; Speakeasy Conversations, panels hosted by industry professionals that feature audience-led discussion, took place at the Durham Hotel; and filmmakers and patrons meandered around, eager to engage in conversation about a documentary that had just screened or a Q&A they had attended. The unbridled excitement of the festival was palpable in the atmosphere of downtown Durham. There’s something wholly unique about Full Frame—perhaps it’s because the festival is so unusually accessible to the residents of Durham (unlike other art exhibitions, where free admission and public events are unheard of), or because Full Frame maintains a relative conscientiousness to its surroundings. This year’s program reflected the film festival’s commitment to engaging with documentaries as introspective works of art—that is, it was almost guaranteed that no attendee left Full Frame without being coerced out of their comfort zone or encouraged to understand the world from a perspective different than their own. Such insights were made possible both by the documentaries screened and by the discussions wrought between filmmakers and filmgoers. Many of the festival’s documentaries were dynamic, forceful examinations of race relations, international politics
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and environmental degradation. “Quest” and “Strong Island” were emotionally gripping examinations of blackness and American racial politics. “Last Men in Aleppo” was a heart-wrenching documentation of the White Helmets’ unrelenting efforts to save their fellow war-wearied Syrians. Moreover, these films (and those shown alongside them) were encircled by conversations about the overwhelming presence of whiteness in documentary-making and the perils of ignorance in Trump’s America, adding to the necessity of
the critical thought that Full Frame’s programming ignited. If Full Frame’s intention was simply to provide a space for film-lovers and filmmakers to share in their mutual love for documentaries, then that goal was absolutely achieved. However, the festival did more than that—it fostered important conversations about social inequalities and pressing current events and inspired thousands of individuals, all while granting exposure to documentaries that might have otherwise flown under the radar.
SXSW 2017: An interview with alt-rock band Picture This Drew Haskins The Chronicle
Picture This is an alternative rock band from the small town of Athy, Ireland. The duo, composed of guitarist-vocalist R yan Hennessy and drummer Jimmy Rainsford, formed in 2015 and soon skyrocketed to international success and a major label deal with Republic Records. Their first single, “Take My Hand,” has amassed almost 1 million streams. The Chronicle spoke with the band during their tour of South by Southwest. The following interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. The Chronicle: How did you form the band? Jimmy Rainsford: We formed the band through a song that I heard Ryan play on Facebook, and I just texted Ryan and said “Let’s make a band.” That’s the short story. We can tell a long story but it’s really boring. That’s how it happened. TC: How long have you been playing? JR: We’ve been gigging for less than a year. We’ve been a band for a year and a few months. TC: Before the gigging, it was just recording? JR: Pretty much. Social media, videos and stuff like that. TC: How do you guys engage with social media? I know it’s pretty weird to form a band in the new age and immediately have your content all over the place. Ryan Hennessy: Social media was
a big thing for us. As Jimmy said, we didn’t gig for a long time. We amassed a following. We are a rare band [in] that we are able to transfer that to getting people to actually come to our shows. Thankfully, we have good songs and good social media, so we can actually use social media as a key to get us where we are. TC: What kind of audiences do you want to be appealing to with your music? JR: We don’t have a general audience. Our music is very downthe-middle, in-the-box mainstream… everyone back at home and in the U.K. and in Ireland, it’s any age. Male, female. Mostly female, because we are young lads. We are stunningly beautiful young lads playing amazing music, come on! It’s of course going to be a big demographic. Our music is very general. Everyone can like it. RH: We were surprised when we started doing shows that it wasn’t just young girls. It was young girls, young lads. JR: It was people our age, in their twenties. That’s the biggest demographic. People in their twenties who want to follow a band who, like us, play real instruments. RH: And you have older people who haven’t had bands for a long time. They’re kind of sick from the other stuff. They’re like, “Oh, they’re an actual band-band.” JR: We play live. We play and we sing. We are good players; we don’t pretend
to be good players. TC: So what was recording your first EP like? JR: Recording our first EP was…I don’t know. RH: It wasn’t like recording our first EP, because we were doing it as we were going along. Jimmy was shooting. We would just be hanging out and record the song. JR: Literally one day, we were like “We gotta put out an EP.” I went home to our computer and just scrolled through all the songs and I was like, “Okay.” We picked five and I just picked those sessions. I mixed them then and there, mastered them, and
sent them to be pressed. That was it. That was how the EP happened. I don’t remember recording. “Take My Hand” was recorded the first day in the studio. The newest one was probably “For You,” which was probably five months in. It was very…it spanned a long time. We weren’t in the studio working it out, which we did recently. We were recording our album last week in Nashville, and we did sit down and work it out. Most of it was in my bedroom for five months with nothing else to do. See SXSW on Page 10
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Picture This is an alternative rock band from the small town of Athy, Ireland.
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MOOGFEST from page 7 Scott Lindroth, music professor and vice provost for the arts at Duke, is one of those professors, conducting sessions at Durham’s Carolina Theatre that highlight his work with the powerful composition programming language SuperCollider. His involvement at this year’s festival began a few years ago, when he discovered scrap metal at a recycling center. Intrigued by the metal’s resonant quality, he set out to make instruments out of them. After collaboration with live percussionists and hours of trial-and-error spent in his garage workshop during summers, he finished what he calls an “ensemble of found metals.” The mechanism— which makes use of screwdrivers as mallets—uses a programmed algorithm to compose the striking of the metals, taking inspiration from the biological rhythms of fireflies’ flashes. To Lindroth, Moogfest represents a fascination with the naturalistic aspect of music that too often is lost in a digital world, even as it celebrates the leaps
and bounds that technology has made. “It’s a real celebration of analog synthesizers and having really interesting hardware, which creates a very different workflow: it’s much more hands-on, it’s much more tactile,” Lindroth said. “It goes along with a whole renewed interest in a kind of materiality of sound—that’s why I didn’t want to synthesize music; I wanted to use actual objects and physical objects and play those as the basis for this project.” On the non-musical side of Moogfest’s programming, Duke professors Katherine Hayles and Mark Kruse will lead a panel based on a course they teach together titled “Science Fiction/ Science Fact.” A popular class that nearly always fills up quickly after course registration begins, “Science Fiction/Science Fact” brings together the worlds of literary criticism and science in an examination of how scientific inquiry in fields like quantum mechanics is represented in science fiction literature. In addition, Kruse will lead workshops analyzing
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data from the Large Hadron Collider, another example of the festival’s extension into science. “The idea that you can intervene in some way, and you can discover new things through your intervention—I think it’s a strong point of commonality between the technological themes and between technology and music,” Hayles said. Kruse added: “In some sense, we try to test nature by intervening with it and sort of poking at it and see[ing] how it responds. And that’s similar to what music is doing.” That spirit of intervention is perhaps what ties the diverse elements of Moogfest together. Parker acknowledged that the festival still has a long way to go in fully integrating with Durham’s community, but the festival has expanded its boundaries, taking advantage of the arts and innovation surrounding it. “It’s Moogfest’s good fortune to be immersed in this powerful and diverse community of thinkers and doers,” Parker wrote. “It’s easy to see that something special is happening in Durham right now and we are lucky to be caught up in the mix.” Moogfest runs May 18–21 in downtown Durham. For the full lineup and information about tickets and volunteering, visit moogfest.com.
SXSW from page 9 TC: Let’s talk about “Take My Hand” a little bit. What was the recording of that song like? What was your process? RH: Process was…I was actually kind of nervous. I haven’t been in music that long at all. I sang for the first time at 18. I’m 21 now so I was actually kind of nervous because me and Jimmy aren’t childhood friends or anything; we just kind of knew each other. So then, he was like “Come over the studio!” and I had never been to a studio before. But there’s a magic to that song and that recording. That’s why when we recorded this album, we didn’t redo that song. That song is as it is because of that magic. The song was just me playing four chords and Jimmy took it and made it into what it is. I just came out and he was like, “Here it is.” JR: Literally, that’s how it was. I heard the song and I put loads of instruments around it and stuff. I had Ryan come out and sing his part. I used Hollywood magic. I made it into a big structured song and we actually recorded it for real then, properly, the next day. That was it. That was the song. We weren’t a band. Then we thought we should actually start a band because the song was pretty good. That was it. TC: Lyrically, what inspired you? RH: I was looking for a song that depicted a summer romance just to listen to. I just wanted to listen to a song like that because it was the middle of summer. I was just bored. I thought, “What’s a good song about summer romance?” And I couldn’t think of one, so I wrote one. It didn’t really come from an experience. I just wanted a summer romance song, so I wrote one. I suppose it does come from experience but not certain ones. Definitely being scared of a girl’s older brother because you’re dating a girl and her older brother’s like a beast and, I don’t know, I wanted a song about a summer romance, so I wrote one. TC: What would you say your biggest influences are? RH: I write best on moods, so I take moods just like that summer romance thing. “You and I” comes from me having a hangover. It’s just a mood and I write a song. It’s hard to say objectively who you’re influenced by as in other musicians. I’m sure someone else can tell me who I’m influenced by. We listen to a large spectrum of musicians as well, from country music to heavy metal music to rap music which doesn’t really come through in our songs as you can tell. So I don’t know directly who we are influenced by. We are influenced by each other and I’m influenced by moods. JR: Yeah, I think that’s a good thing. We are influenced by each other. We listen to very different bands. I grew up with very heavy metal music. Ryan grew up with bigger kind of pop stuff that was iconic. I was more into bands that weren’t as big. When the two of us got together it was just like I had listened to so many bands that Ryan hadn’t who are my favorite bands. We got influences from everywhere else then when we got together our music that we’re making has nothing to do with the people we listen to at all. An abbreviated article appears here. For the full story, visit dukechronicle.com/section/recess.
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Brothers JT and Joe Giles-Harris star for Blue Devils in lacrosse and football Mitchell Gladstone The Chronicle Recently, Duke has seen its fair share of siblings play together. The three Plumlee brothers excelled on Coach K Court, Deondre and Dylan Singleton patrolled the secondary at Wallace Wade Stadium last fall, Robin and Lauren Blazing helped the Blue Devils’ field hockey team to a 2015 Final Four appearance and Leona and Lisa Maguire have kept women’s golf among the nation’s best programs. It is uncommon, though, to see brothers playing at a high level in two completely different sports. That is why Joe and JT Giles-Harris have quickly established themselves as a unique sibling tandem in their first seasons of competition. Four years ago, Duke men’s lacrosse head coach John Danowski made an unsuspecting recruiting trip to New York, a hotbed for budding prospects, when he stumbled upon a gritty 5-foot-10 defenseman named JT Giles-Harris. Immediately, he was enamored. “His club coach wanted me to watch a certain attackman and I said, ‘Sure,’” Danowski said. “They were playing against another really good club team, and when
Jeremy Chen and Juan Bermudez | The Chronicle Joe and JT Giles-Harris have stood out in two different sports for the Blue Devils this year in their first seasons competing.
it was over, I said, ‘I want to know who [Giles-Harris] is.’ I loved his athleticism, his footwork, what I thought was his presence on the field, and I said, ‘I want to get to know who JT is.’” Growing up in Nyack, N.Y., Joe and
JT Giles-Harris spent much of their lives together. Sandwiched between a much older brother and a much younger sister, Joe and JT were just 15 months and one grade apart. Their weekends were often spent
playing one of many rec-league sports, and when they eventually reached St. Joseph Regional High School, the pair honed in on three—playing football in the fall, basketball in the winter and lacrosse in the spring. “We pretty much did everything together,” JT said. “Anytime he was on a team, I’d make sure I got on that team too by either trying hard or playing up [a year].... Usually, it would be a lot easier so my mom could come to everything for us.” Despite being the younger of the pair, JT committed to the Blue Devils for lacrosse before entering his freshman year of high school. Joe, on the other hand, did not even begin receiving collegiate offers until his junior season. But the competitive nature between the two pushed the elder Giles-Harris brother to earn exactly what his brother had—an opportunity to be a Division-I varsity athlete at Duke University. The only difference was that Joe would be playing football. “When I started getting offers, Duke called, and it was kind of a surreal moment,” Joe said. “I called my mom and See BROTHERS on Page 12
Conine flashes pro potential during current tear Michael Model The Chronicle With a little less than a third of the season remaining, the Blue Devils’ chances of qualifying for their second consecutive NCAA tournament berth for the first time since 1957 are dwindling away by the day. But amid all the inconsistency and adversity Duke has faced so far this season, the Blue Devils have found a new leader offensively in sophomore Griffin Conine. Conine hit a mere .205 and drove in six runs in limited playing time last season, but has emerged on the scene during a breakout 2017 season. The Weston, Fla., native currently leads Duke in batting average, hits, runs, triples, home runs, RBIs and walks. Conine is playing with a newfound level of confidence and is locked in mentally at the plate thanks in part to his experience last summer. As a member of the La Crosse Loggers in Wisconsin, he led the Northwoods League with 16 home runs. “I sort of was all over the place last year mentally, and I did not have a lot of confidence coming in,” Conine said. “I would say also another thing was going to Northwoods this past summer in Wisconsin. I got to play almost 60 games out there, I got used to being out there
every day and getting into a rhythm. I think going into fall, that gave me a whole new outlook on the year.” Conine’s recent improvement and new outlook continue to open eyes as people wonder if his ceiling can be as high as his father’s. Jeff Conine played in the Major Leagues for six different teams from 1990 until his retirement in 2007, and is mostly known for his stints with the Baltimore Orioles and Florida Marlins, now renamed the Miami Marlins. He was a two-time All-Star and earned two World Series championship rings in 1997 and 2003 with the Marlins. During his career, Jeff hit .285 with 217 home runs and 1071 RBIs. His best season came in 1995, when he hit .302, slugged 25 home runs and drove in 105 runs. Despite such an outstanding career by his father, Griffin feels very little pressure to live up to his legacy. “My dad is a pretty hands-off, laidback type of guy,” Griffin said. “He was really good about taking a step back and letting me figure it out on my own, what I wanted to do, and that’s something that normally surprises a lot of people. But he’s a pretty laid-back guy, so I never really feel any pressure.” Although Jeff never pushed baseball on Griffin, Jeff has been essential to helping
Jack Dolgin | The Chronicle Griffin Conine leads the Blue Devils in every major offensive category in his first year as a regular starter.
him think about the game mentally, and is always willing to help out his son however he may need. Jeff’s fatherly advice and Griffin’s experiences hanging around his father on the field or in the dugout when he was a kid have helped shape the way he goes about his life and plays baseball. “One of the best things he tells me is that it’s a game of failure,” Griffin said. “It’s a game where you strive to be successful
three times out of 10, and that’s like the best players in the game who are only successful three times of 10. You have to learn to accept the failure that you are going to face and deal with it in a way that can help you and be constructive.” Griffin has certainly adapted this new mentality and is among the best in the ACC with his .338 batting average. He also ranks See CONINE on Page 13
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Neal Vaidya | The Chronicle JT Giles-Harris’ athleticism on defense has given the Blue Devils a major boost this season, helping them limit opponents to 7.7 goals per game in their last nine contests.
BROTHERS from page 11 dad.... We came down here, saw the place, and after a couple of months went by, I just knew it was home.” After redshirting during the 2015-16 season, Joe made his Blue Devil football debut in September 2016 as one of the team’s two starting linebackers. Following an offseason in which Duke coaches had heralded the 6-foot-2 redshirt freshman as one of the team’s best newcomers, he did not disappoint. Playing in all 12 games, Joe—along with fellow starting linebacker and roommate Ben Humphreys—led the Blue Devils with 107 tackles, including 55 solo tackles as well as four sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery. Although Duke’s season ended without a fifth straight bowl appearance, the
first-year starter helped his team with 16 tackles in the Blue Devils’ biggest victory of the season against then-No. 17 North Carolina and proved to be a steadying force and leader for a front six that showed signs of improvement despite the defense’s overall inconsistency. “He had an awesome year this year,” JT said. “I was so proud of him, and if he can keep that up, it’ll be even better.” As fall turned to spring, there were questions as to how JT and his teammates would fare given their inexperience. After Duke began its season 2-2, surrendering 25 combined goals in the two early defeats, the starting backline of senior Brian Dunne, sophomore Cade Van Raaphorst and JT, a freshman, had to turn things around in a hurry. And in the last two months, the Blue Devils have done just that—they have won eight of their last nine games, including
five against top-20 foes, held opponents to 7.7 goals per contest during that span and skyrocketed to No. 4 in this week’s Inside Lacrosse rankings. Opposite a cast of talented offensive weapons that has made plenty of headlines, JT and the Duke defense have shown their worth for a team looking to advance past the NCAA tournament’s first round for the first time since 2014. “Being a three-sport athlete in high school and the positions he played in football as defensive back, running back, or receiver and in basketball as a guard, his athletic IQ is so high,” Danowski said. “He understands things very quickly. He just has a feel for the game.... He’s got God-given gifts, but it’s how smart he is that sets him apart.” Like JT’s coach, Joe also marvels, but is unsurprised by the similarly quick jump that his brother has made in his first season for the Blue Devils. “He’s just an athlete. He’s going to go out there and compete every time he gets a chance,” Joe said. “He never wants to be seen as the guy who is the weaker link. He’s been playing up his whole life, so he’s had no choice but to rise to the occasion.” For the first time in their lives, Joe and JT are not taking the field together. Instead, each member of the duo has spent time in the stands with their parents John, a former football standout at Southern Connecticut, and Lynn, a former runner and soccer player at SUNY Geneseo, watching their counterparts do battle against the rest of the ACC. But instead of growing apart, the two have become even closer during their time in Durham. Although they will forever be connected by Duke, it is their brotherhood that makes the pair’s relationship as strong
The Chronicle as it has been. “If I give up a touchdown or I get run over, [JT] is going to let me know about it after the game. If somebody scores on him, I’m going to let him know,” Joe said. “It’s me just encouraging him and him encouraging me.... I get to watch him do what he’s better at, and he gets to watch me do what I’m good at.” With the Blue Devils’ men’s lacrosse team making a push toward the Final Four, JT will certainly be a crucial piece if Duke hopes to bring home its fourth national title. And you can bet that Joe will be in the bleachers cheering him on. “He doesn’t make the same mistake twice,” Danowski said. “He rises to the challenge each week covering some of the best offensive players in the country.... He’s a player that his teammates gravitate toward just because of how well he plays on the field.”
Juan Bermudez | Chronicle File Photo Joe Giles-Harris led the Blue Devils with more than 100 tackles last fall.
Duke gears up for Tar Heels with grueling week ahead Ben Leonard The Chronicle Every trip to Chapel Hill is an important occasion for Duke, but Wednesday’s short drive down Tobacco Road to visit its archrivals now carries even more weight than usual. As one of two undefeated teams remaining in the ACC, the 15thranked Blue Devils No. 15 have put themselves in Duke contention to win their vs. first regular-season No. 3 conference title since UNC 2012—if they can beat WEDNESDAY, 3 p.m. their nemesis and get Cone-Kenfield Center through the rest of the week unscathed. Duke will look to set up a potential winner-take all matchup with No. 6 Georgia Tech—the only other perfect team in conference play—Sunday with an upset against No. 3 North Carolina Wednesday at 3 p.m at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. Riding a 12-match winning streak, the Blue Devils will face a hot Tar Heel team in its own right that has shut out four opponents in a row. North Carolina has won three straight ACC regular-season championships and crushed Duke 4-1 the last two years. “It’s a great rivalry, with us and with any
sport,” Duke head coach Jamie Ashworth said. “The plus with that is that we don’t have to do any motivating—they know what’s at stake. They also know that UNC has been really good these last few years. It’s great for tennis to be a part of a rivalry like this.” Despite their overwhelming success as of late, the Blue Devils will have to clean up their doubles play to get off to a good start against North Carolina. The Tar Heels (24-2, 10-1 in the ACC) feature the No. 1 doubles duo in the nation in Jessie Aney and Hayley Carter, a pairing that has gone 19-1 together this season. On the other hand, Duke (17-3, 11-0) has struggled uncharacteristically at doubles recently, winning a hotly-contested doubles point against Wake Forest and dropping the point Sunday to Syracuse. “We have to not give up as many free points as we’ve had and cut down on serve return errors, basically making UNC earn their points,” Ashworth said. “We can’t keep giving away free points with poor decision-making or lack of execution. We’re at the point in the season where we have to make shots.” Duke’s top-ranked doubles tandem of Meible Chi and Kaitlyn McCarthy dropped both of its matches against the Orange and the Demon Deacons. The No. 34 pairing in the nation had won 10 of its first 12 matches, but fell to two unranked pairs last weekend. Chi also lost
her second straight singles match against Wake Forest. But Chi—No. 36 in the nation in singles—bounced back from her struggles emphatically Sunday, routing No. 80 Gabriella Knutson 6-0, 6-2 to help catapult the Blue Devils past the Orange 5-2. “She was a little bit down after Boston College and Wake and didn’t play as well as she wanted to,” Ashworth said. “Even after the way the doubles ended
at Syracuse, she did a great job in the beginning of the singles match and was emotionally into the match. She was pumping her fist and was excited from the start. That let her be free throughout the rest of the match. It was great to see because she’s been great for us, but also because for us to accomplish everything we want to accomplish, we need her playing well.” See W. TENNIS on Page 13
Chris Teufel | The Chronicle Meible Chi broke out of a brief slump with a convincing 6-0, 6-2 singles win Sunday against Syracuse.
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Mitchell Gladstone | The Chronicle Conine learned the game from his father Jeff, who had a 17-year major-league career and won two World Series rings.
CONINE from page 11 fourth in the conference with 46 RBIs and is tied for fifth with 11 home runs. The 6-foot-1 right fielder was named a secondteam Perfect Game/Rawlings Midseason All-American two weeks ago and has since continued his impressive play. In the Blue Devils’ recent trip to play Miami, Griffin shined close to home, belting a home run in the first game of the series after Jeff gave the team a tour of Marlins Park prior to the series. Last Wednesday against Campbell, Griffin hit two home runs in a wild 1210 win, and he also hit a three-run shot in Saturday’s loss against Boston College before going 3-for-3 with two walks in the series finale Sunday. And after Duke’s season ends this spring, Griffin will play for the Cotuit Kettleers in the highly-regarded Cape Cod
League in the summer. Only a sophomore, those around him are beginning to wonder how much higher his draft stock can rise and when he will make the jump to the pros to follow in his father’s footsteps. Griffin was drafted by the Marlins in the 31st round of the MLB Draft in 2015, but elected to go to college instead. That decision seems to be paying dividends, and Duke is guaranteed to reap the benefits until at least the end of next season, when Griffin will have the option to re-enter the draft as a junior. “It’s been fun to watch, particularly when you think about how much he’s grown in just one year,” Blue Devil head coach Chris Pollard said. “To compare him to where he was this time last year and see that growth and maturation that has happened over these last 12 months, to think about that moving forward, he’s got a really high ceiling.”
Another regular hasn’t been at top form as of late—No. 73 Samantha Harris, who has dropped four consecutive matches, a stretch in which she has won just one set at No. 1 singles. Despite Chi and Harris’ struggles, Duke has had a strong supporting cast behind them in singles, including McCarthy and Chalena Scholl, who have combined to win 27 consecutive matches to fuel the team’s winning streak. Chi and Harris will both have top-10 opponents awaiting them in No. 2 Carter and No. 8 Sara Daavettila. Carter is a perfect 20-0 in singles this season, and North Carolina’s third and fourth singles players
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Professors who look like us
ecently, The Harvard Crimson provided a lens into the experiences of underrepresented minorities in Harvard faculty positions, framing the narratives with that of their first female tenured faculty member in the physics department, Melissa E. B. Franklin. In the 24 years since the appointment of Franklin, Harvard’s exclusively white, male professorial past has been seemingly forgotten. While Harvard has made great strides in their recruitment of diverse faculty members, the persisting imbalance of representation in their faculty demonstrates that there is more work left to be done. Our own University shares these concerns. Though we are comparable to the other universities in the Association of American Universities in terms of our faculty diversity, we still struggle with the recruitment and retention of faculty from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. As an institution founded on a “deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential,” we should push ourselves to recruit and retain diverse faculty. The influence of faculty members often extends well beyond the academic realm of the University. As symbols of the University and of academia for their students, professors can provide a seemingly-subliminal form of mentorship to students that can help them adjust to and thrive at Duke. Societal perceptions of success for certain
identities can unintentionally limit students’ barometers for their own success. For example, many undergraduates may be dissuaded from certain disciplines if they fail to interact with mentors who share their backgrounds. Similarly, graduate students in teaching positions may struggle in front of classrooms having not had teachers who look like them. We should recognize that professors succeed as mentors in ways that cannot be reflected through an academic or research record. Given our aspirations to cultivate an exceedingly diverse student
Editorial body, our professors ought to be able to speak to some of the diverse narratives of this student body. Our recruitment of diverse faculty members, however, should be genuine and not stem from our desire to fulfill some sort of quota. When faculty positions are made available, we should be open to looking at not only a candidate’s academic record but also other aspects of their identity and personality that may contribute to their qualifications. Just as we view students holistically during admissions, recognizing that their identity and experiences can augment the value they bring to the University, we
should do the same for our professorial candidates. This is not to say, however, that all experiences are only skin deep. But recognizing the structural societal barriers that do shape common experiences among minority groups is imperative. Having professorial candidates articulate how their identities contribute to their worldview and life experiences can provide a clear image of how these professors can serve as mentors to students with shared lived experiences. Our University should prioritize a search for candidates with strong mentorship abilities and cultivate a faculty that reflects the rapidly diversifying undergraduate population. A benefit of a rich, diverse environment like that of Duke is the ability to learn and absorb knowledge through all types of interactions with peers and faculty. A diverse faculty will enrich academic conversations, lessen the burden on minority professors to represent their entire minority population and express a more profound commitment to the success of all members of our diverse student body. Pride in our institutional commitment to diversity should not only just apply to the general student body, but it should also be reflected through a faculty that can speak to many of the same experiences of their students.
Hands that have held mine
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.A.C.T. – Prevent. Act. Challenge. Teach. The acronym doesn’t scream, “gender violence prevention training,” but the training is well known at Duke. PACT training is a student facilitated training sponsored by the Women’s Center that aims to prevent gender violence on campus through interactive training. The full training takes a total of five hours, split into two sessions. The sessions are meant to teach students how to identify and minimize risk factors of sexual assault. The training teaches bystander intervention tactics as well as understanding of survivors. According to data collected since 2011, PACT training increases students’ ability to intervene in risky situations and reduces the acceptance of common rape myths. A new pilot program was even started at Duke this semester to PACT train new members of fraternities. Certain percentages of Selective Living Group members also are required to be PACT trained. As a member of the Inter-Fraternity Sexual Assault Prevention Team, I was PACT trained along my fellow team members and Duke students earlier in 2017. PACT training is an emotional five-hour journey,
believe the victim at all. Sexual assault already is an incredibly stigmatized and underreported crime. Without the support of friends, it is difficult to imagine any victim reporting a sexual assault on a college campus. Sexual assault can even result in the loss of social status for the victim. Even at Duke, victims have been ostracized from sororities or fraternities due to members not wanting to cut ties with the organization of the perpetrator. However, in recent years, Duke sororities have created “black lists” to ban certain perpetrators, instead of entire organizations, from sorority functions. Last year, multiple sororities cut ties with entire fraternities due to sexual assault allegations. However, there was not unity among organizations surrounding these decisions. The verdict has yet to be decided on how fraternities should handle members accused of sexual assault. Most do not inflict punishment until the university steps in. Because only 10% of sexual assault victims report the crime on college campuses, this means the university never knows most perpetrators. Thus, fraternities are left to wonder: what do I do if my brother is accused of
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whether one has personal experience with sexual assault or not. It is meant to be interactive and impactful in order to leave a lasting impression on those not already invested in the world of gender violence prevention. One particularly impactful part of the training is meant to put the person in the position of someone who has been sexually assaulted. During this activity, participants were asked to write down the places and people with meaning to them. Following this, the notes were crumbled up representing the loss of an important person or place due to the assault. “What if you tell your best friend or your parent about the assault and he or she doesn’t believe you?” “What if the assault occurs in a place that makes you feel safe, such as your own bed?” This is the point that I needed to leave the room. I have heard too many stories of sexual assault not to have an emotional reaction to PACT training. What if my parents didn’t believe me? No matter what, my parents and family have always stood by my side. They might not always agree with my decisions, but they support me throughout everything. What if my friends didn’t believe me? I can’t imagine having to deal with not only the trauma of a sexual assault, but also the toxicity of an environment that constantly berates me for it. I have watched as people lose friendships because one person believes the perpetrator over the victim, or simply doesn’t
sexual assault? I wish there was an easy answer to this; if there were, I would have shared it with the Inter-Fraternity Council already. However, it is not permissible to allow fraternities to hold their own hearings, nor is it fair to ask fraternities to punish members without proof. As for losing a safe space, such as a bed, many people rely on their friends after assaults for comfort. Losing friends, family members or a safe space all constitute factors that make sexual assaults harder to deal with and less likely to be reported. It is hard to ask someone who has never experienced sexual assault to imagine what a victim might feel at various points in time after an assault. However, with one in five women and one in 71 men experiencing sexual assault, most people know at least one person affected by sexual assault. Often victims of sexual assault who try to advocate find it difficult to teach the effects of assault to nonsurvivors. It is not the duty of these survivors to teach, but it is the duty of everyone to try to understand. Even if you do not have the time to make it to a five-hour PACT training, there is much one can learn from reading articles such as this one and engaging in conversations about gender violence. Delaney Dryfoos is a Trinity sophomore. Her column, “let’s talk sex” runs on alternate Wednesdays.
‘13 Reasons Why’ it might not work
ince Netflix released its latest series 13 Reasons Why on March 31, the book-based teenage drama has received nothing but praise for its casting and elegant treatment of such a hard subject matter: suicide. The story revolves around the death of Hannah, a high school student who has left a series of tapes explaining her decision to kill herself to the bunch of students who, she illustrates, have caused her to do so. The young adult novel it is based on was written by Jay Asher and published in 2007. In 2011, it was #1 on The New York Times best-seller list. My roommate, a loyal Netflix-er, immediately binge-watched the series and dismissed it as bland and unimpressive. I was surprised when suddenly my newsfeed was rife with articles praising 13 Reasons Why’s extraordinary success at having portrayed such a delicate and tabooed theme: mental health amongst young
hosting Narcos. 13 Reasons Why creates the same tension for a very different narrative—one that’s probably much more relevant to its viewing audience—which is why I was so surprised to see how easily the show had been accepted. A Forbes article titled “13 Reasons Why ‘13 Reasons Why’ Should Be Your Next Netflix Binge” frustratingly glosses over all the very legitimate criticism the author had to offer in order to praise things as superficial as the music, the genre and the time frame. Only at the very end does the article comes clean: “The really weird thing about this show is its treatment of mental illness. Suicide isn’t always caused by mental illness, but depression and the way depression can lead to things like suicide is often much more complicated than just how other people impact someone’s life. Bullying can lead to suicide, but often
My experience with free speech
hen I started writing for The Chronicle eleven months ago, roughly a year had passed since a group that named itself “Concerned and Conscious Duke Students” had created the following petition on change.org: “We are demanding the immediate removal of Jonathan Zhao as editor of the Duke Chronicle’s editorial page.” The petition argued that Zhao’s column “the plight of black America,” “[proliferated] racist stereotypes and misinformation about an entire group of people.” In addition, the petition argued, Jonathan Zhao should be removed from his position because he “also [had] a history of publishing inflammatory and ill-conceived pieces in the newspaper,” which “[indicated] his inability to moderate the Chronicle’s opinion section fairly and well in this upcoming school year.” The event proper to Duke’s campus did not occur in a vacuum but rather in the context of increasing restrictions on freedom of speech on college campuses. Two factors have fueled this trend. First, Title IX initially aimed to cancel
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adults. The book has now spiked to the top of USA Today’s list of best sellers, ten years after its publication, and the show’s success on Netflix is unprecedented: “According to statistics from global audience insights firm Fizziolog, 13 Reasons Why has seen more social volume than any other Netflix original series. Since Amazon and Hulu shows don’t generate anywhere near the level of buzz that a new Netflix release does, we can basically take that to mean that it’s the highest social volume achieved by any streaming show, ever.” After watching a few of the episodes myself, I have to say I’m just as unimpressed as my roommate and also shocked at how much ridiculousness the show managed to get away with. It felt borderline unethical to watch Clay and his father joke about how out of style the word “boombox” is, when I knew the reason he needed the machine in the first place was to play tapes he’d received containing messages from his dead friend. These messages said that her suicide was his—and twelve other’s—faults. If such a thing ever happened in real life, I would hope no one would produce a quirky teen drama about it on Netflix. It is a dark and horrifying story that was sensationalized for the sake of the next hit, and it’s not the first time this has been done. Narcos is another Netflix original that tracks the life and capture of none other than Pablo Escobar, the druglord who— according to his hitman—is responsible for at least 3,300 deaths. And that’s just what’s on record. Escobar was a ruthless, cunning murderer who gets portrayed as a suave, powerful and almost godly figure in Narcos, so much so that his own son came forth with criticism about the show’s glorification of his dad. “I receive tons of messages from youths asking for help to be like my dad. They want to be that criminal, they send me photos dressed up like him, with his moustache, his hairstyle,” said Juan Pablo Escobar, who changed his name to Sebastian Marroquin after his infamous dad’s death. It seems that though he wanted to disassociate himself from any connection to the drug lord as quickly as possible, yet Netflix didn’t mind
there’s other issues at play, including physiological reasons that have nothing to do with heartbreak. To a disturbing degree, these reasons, the less dramatic but more realistic reasons, are given short shrift in favor of a mysterious conspiracy. That’s good for entertainment but it leaves many of the harsh realities of teen suicide on the sidelines.” Those are all extraordinarily important points that need to be brought up, discussed and absolutely torn apart before a show like 13 Reasons Why becomes a hit for trying to capture the painfully complex spectrum of mental health, peer pressure and bullying amongst high school students. Instead of doing so, the show’s audience has been captivated by the irresistibly dark dramatics of the characters and the storyline. The true success of the show, then, lies not in the way it portrays suicide or mental health because it does such a terrible job in that regard; what 13 Reasons Why accomplishes is a cliché set of stereotypical characters caught in a sad, dark situation that they’re all a bit too helpless to get themselves out of. These characters make things like depression and bullying seem like quirky side effects of being cool, brooding and misunderstood. In my opinion, they do more harm than good for the discussion of these topics in the real world. The plots of these kinds of stories sensationalize dark truths in order to get a shock factor, which makes their appeal utterly problematic. The show does not helpfully point out how friends could step into a dangerous situation, nor does it show what depression normally looks like. It feeds the audience with the cute, sad quirkiness of Clay, the admirable badass-ness of Hannah and the delicious mystery of who did what—none of which come in handy when you’re a depressed teenager living in the real world. When the drama outdoes the purpose, it becomes a dangerous product. Daniela Flamini is a Trinity sophomore. Her column, “musings of an immigrant” runs on alternate Wednesdays.
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federal funding to institutions that do not properly tackle discriminations based on gender. However, in the last six years, the federal government broadened the definition of sexual assault to “any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature” and eliminated a protection that such conduct had to be offensive to a reasonable person. According to Will Creeley, vice president of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the amended Title IX “invites censorship” by educational institutions that are frightened to lose funding. The second factor that has led to the roll-back of free speech on campuses is the culture of millennials. Greg Lukianoff, president of FIRE, and Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist, argued in The Atlantic that parents raised millennials in an overprotective environment. Now that they are in college, they demand to be protected from any kind of speech that could make them feel uncomfortable and unwelcome, and thus advocate for restrictions on free speech. It is in this environment—in the past year throughout which speakers were disinvited across the country, trigger warnings and “safe spaces” proliferated and a growing number of students became vocal about their hostility to certain conservative views—that I started writing for The Chronicle. As a person who holds many conservative and nationalistic views that run counter to the liberal consensus on college campuses, I was prepared to face backlash, controversy and even intimidation from those who disagreed with my views. Nonetheless, I cannot describe my joy and excitement when The Chronicle communicated its official policy to us columnists: you are free to write whatever you want as long as it is properly articulated and backed by evidence. This is exactly the standard I have set for myself when thinking and writing about political issues. I do not try to shock people or spark controversy; I strive to be as “objective” and “scientific” as possible, putting my ego and my emotions aside. I do so not because I strive to be “politically correct” and to avoid offending people, but because embarking on that path would take me and the people around me further away from truth. Indeed, although I hold my own views, which I have addressed in my column, I believe that truth is complex and multifaceted. In an argument, every side holds one part of the truth, as tiny as it may be. Otherwise, respective sides would not feel the urge to speak up and make claims they deem legitimate. The problem is that most people start their arguments from a legitimate concern and “take it to the extreme,” using words that
they do not properly define which bear negative connotations. They end up advocating for radical solutions that do not account for the other side of the debate. For example, one of the views I hold dear is the cultural assimilation of immigrants in the United States. To make the case for assimilation, I once cited an article in The American Interest by Jonathan Haidt, where he argued that “Having a shared sense of identity, norms, and history generally promotes trust… Societies with high trust, or high social capital, produce many beneficial outcomes for their citizens: lower crime rates, lower transaction costs for businesses, higher levels of prosperity, and a propensity toward generosity, among others.” However, many people favoring multiculturalism as an alternative integration model would caution against the bigotry and hate that such such nationalistic thinking could fuel. And indeed, a study conducted by Vasiliki Fouka, assistant professor of political science at Stanford University, shows that people who think like me
would need to listen to the other side of the debate in their quest for truth. After World War I, several US states barred the German language from their schools. Fouka found that the German-Americans affected by that policy “were less likely to volunteer in WWII and more likely to marry within their ethnic group and to choose decidedly German names for their offspring. Rather than facilitating the assimilation of immigrant children, the policy instigated a backlash, heightening the sense of cultural identity among the minority.” Certainly not all people hold themselves accountable to such high standards of intellectual openness and moderation. Some people hold radical and extremist views—the kinds of views that many people deem “offensive.” Nonetheless, the government should not interfere to restrict their freedom of expression. Indeed, instead of bringing about moderation in debate, a restrictive policy would have the exact opposite effect. For example, media personality Milo Yiannopoulos, who has made many well-known outrageous statements, sees himself not as a bigot but as a crusader of free speech in the age of political correctness. As this is last article I am writing in The Chronicle for the foreseeable future, I would like to dedicate it to The Chronicle, Duke University and the Duke community as a sign of my gratefulness for their commitment to freedom of speech and intellectual excellence. Throughout this past year, The Chronicle never censored any of my articles, even those that run most counter to the dominant liberal narrative on campus. The only time one editor called me to ask if I could modify some part of an article, he did so because one of my arguments was not well-articulated and backed by evidence— and he promptly offered advice on how to better it. The argument was minor to my overall thesis, so although it was also extremely controversial, this person effectively told me, “If you want to, you could pursue your research and write about it in a separate column.” The Duke community also was surprisingly open-minded. I expected my columns to be met with outrage; instead, people who disagreed with my views simply invited me to have conversations around them. Finally, I could clearly sense that Duke University remains committed to free speech. Striving for the truth in a spirit of freedom: this is exactly the mission of a university. Keep up the good work, Duke. Emile Riachi is a Trinity sophomore. His column, “the voice of dissent,” usually runs on alternate Wednesdays.
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Announcement of Nominees and Recipients
Congratulations to the following students, organizations, faculty, and staff, who have been nominated to receive Duke University’s most prestigious campus-wide honors for leadership and service. Award recipients and nominees will be celebrated at In The Spotlight on April 20, 2017 5pm, Arts Annex. The event is open to to the Duke community.
Nominees: Thamina Stoll Anya Bali Duke Francophone Society Julie Anne Levey Student Affairs Nathan Walker Swimming with the Nadia Ford Memorial Distinguished Lacey Wheeler Blue Devils Cole Wicker Leadership Award Leadership and Saintedym Wills Biomedical Engineering Mia Carlson Recipient: Maryam Asenuga Service Award Sam Yin Society - Graduate Section Jasmine Syed Ravenne Aponte Develle Dish Ashwin Prakash Nominee: Erin Brooks Recipients: Nominees: Margaret Booz National Society of Brigid Burroughs Alexandria Miller Vinit Parekh Tori Caldwell Black Engineers Isabella Paez Shivram Chandramouli Algernon Sydney Avery Carmichael Jake Hoberg Smart Woman Securities Richard Phillips Dayton Grogan Tyler Wenger Sullivan Award Namita Kansal Lambda Omega Chapter of Tanner Lockhead Lindsey Hallingquest Recipient: Lauren Harper Allie Kenny Jake Gerard Delta Sigma Theta Tommy Klug Manish Nair Ivan Robles Justin Losciale Sorority Incorporated Kelby Welsh Sophia Khan Sarah Mumbert Nominees: Betty Chen Beth Sercombe Center for Race Relations Chelsea Liu Kevin Solomon Adia Coley Lauren Shum Gabriela Asturias Nominees: Robert Vann J-Street U Duke Yusef Sabra Martha Addison Cady Katrina Slemmons DICE (Diverse & Inclusive Leyla Ates Jay Rathinavelu Lucia Helena Mees Chase Moyle Community for the Suman Bajgain Andres Camino Elle Deich Rachael Nedrow Environment) Sandra Batakana Richard Phillips Forever Duke Leighanne Oh Brooke Beason Christina Oliver Student Elaine Pak Vidit Bhandarkar Lars Lyon Gautam Chebrolu The William J. Leadership Award Casey Powers Ziqi Deng Brittany Mixon Volunteer Service Griffith University Recipients: Uzoma Ayogu Lauren Rosen Xinyu (Lucy) Li Nivedita Karki Award Sebastian Baquerizo Madeline Rusch Service Award Chin Jie Lim Sam Yin Recipient: John Bollinger Marcus Benning Recipients: Nur Cardakli Jersheng Lin Emily Boehm Sonali Biswas Chelsea Liu #Got Caught Student Org Nominees: Callan Loflin Diego Calderon-Arrieta Chinyere Amanze Elaine M’Nkubitu Leading Recipients Spencer Flynn Line Up Recipient Christina Oliver Mary Caton Lingold Manish Nair Snehan Sharma Marie Allende Cornejo Gil Matthew Kaplan Latin American Steven Soto Elsie Odero Hope Acuri Chelsea Liu Brianna Elliott Students Association Sydney Speizman Amanda Sear Charlotte McKay Dalmacio Flores III Anahita Sehgal Student of the Caribbean Richard Phillips Adiva Shah Katherine Perlman Lauren Hagedorn Association (SOCA) Manish Nair Shreya Shankar Cara O’Malley Anjelica Hubbard Singapore Student Maria Suhail STAR Advisor Madeline Stambler Abbe LaBella Association Nominees: Nisarg Shah Joseph Tan Claire Alexandre Award Luis Martinez-Moure The Girls Club Abigail LaBella Mathilde Ooi Akash Patel Recipient: Nancy Kelly Chidinma Nnoromele Arts Connect Meghan Fox Ashley Claw Chinemerem Nwosu Jarrett Nobles Duke Students with Ocoszio Jackson Taylor Miller Gerhard Steven Nominees: Jenn Handel Hunter Rudd Interracial Legacies Aashna Aggarwal David Frisch Kiah Glenn Robert Sinyard Duke Amandla Chorus Steven Soto For more details, visit https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/ucae/leadership/leadership-service-awards Recipients: Christina Williams Kristen Larson
Natalie Knox Hala Daou Michaela Thornton
Baldwin Scholars Unsung Heroine
Recipient: Glenda Dieuveille Mumbi Kanyogo Sabriyya Pate Anya Ranganathan
WomC Campus Impact Award
Recipients: Alexandria Miller Julia Roberts Duke Students Against Gender Violence NC Organizers, Women’s March on Washington Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education Nominees: Rachel Rubin Elizabeth Barahona Liz Kennedy Mumbi Kanyogo Jessica Van Meir Lauren Sibley Sarah Darwiche Vihasa Govada Maralis Mercado-Emerson Tangela Blackwell-Stoner Sandra Martha Batakana
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