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VOLUME 7 ISSUE 5 / ORIENTATION 2012
letter from the editor
duke managing editor unc managing editor
photography editor art director
LEARNING TO BLUR THE LINES.
My official student title (after I complete my senior year) will be a 2013 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (that’s quite a mouthful). UNC-CH is without a doubt one of the most enriching and invigorating places in the world. Although I will proudly be wearing my Carolina blue robe as I walk across the graduation stage, I sincerely feel that I will be graduating from two universities at allie barnes the end of my college career. is a senior at The University of Ever since working with Rival, I have grown North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She can be reached via email incredibly close with Duke University. By this point at BARNESAC@LIVE.UNC.EDU I’m very familiar with the campus, pretty competent with the transit system and know the best place to get food at 2 a.m. Some of my favorite college memories happened on Duke’s campus as I have grown close to the students there and have made dear friends. Rival Magazine has provided me with amazing opportunities to bond with the “other campus” — even in ways that most Duke students haven’t. Last fall, for example, Rival was given a tour of the Duke Chapel Bell Tower by J. Samuel Hammond, the University Carillonneur since 1965. Hearing him describe how the university has changed during the last 45 years, then watching him play the bells by hand, which he does every evening at 5 p.m., really enlightened me to what a university was incredibly enlightening. During those moments I understood what a university actually is; a constantly expanding property that temporarily houses an endless stream of developing minds, helping them to discover passions and find their calling in life. And I have had the privilege of passing through the waters. Although not officially a student at Duke, I have grown deeply attached to the campus. Being a part of Rival has allowed me to experience the beauty and lifestyle that Carolina does not offer. To be clear, Carolina has provided me thus far with a wonderful education and a wonderful group of friends and I would not trade my experience here for anything. But working for Rival has made me a more dynamic individual as I have learned the ins and outs of two very different schools. I invite anyone who is willing to explore the ‘forbidden’ rival school to join our 2012-2013 staff and explore everything Duke and Carolina have to offer. I promise it will be worth your time.
julia wall shannon coffey trent tsun-kang chiang kasey el-chayeb miranda murray
duke contributing writers
trent tsun-kang chiang lauren paylor paula rambarat becca ward allie barnes carson blackwelder shannon coffey
contributing photographers allie barnes haily vora bloggers cover design cover photo
allie barnes shannon coffey rival archive
public relations director treasurer unc faculty adviser
bhumi dalia kirsten brown paul cuadros
Rival is a joint publication between Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that seeks to reinforce and redefine the historic rivalry. Rival is independently recognized at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is also a member of the Duke University Undergraduate Publication Board. Funding for Rival Magazine was provided in part by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Student Congress and the Duke University Publications Board. All content, pictures, graphics and design are the property of Rival Magazine © 2011-2012. All rights reserved.
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Allie Barnes Editor-in-Chief
table of contents
kathie sun carson blackwelder
unc contributing writers
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Guide to Survival
Rival’s writers tell you everything you need to know about campus housing, transit, venues and organizations.
Sustainability on Campus
STORY BY TRENT TSUN-KANG CHIANG, DUKE DESIGN BY CARSON BLACKWELDER, UNC-CH
e proudly claim that Duke and UNC-CH shares one of the greatest rivalry between two colleges; after all, that’s the “namesake” of this magazine. The rivalry between Duke and UNC-CH can be seen anywhere both on and off campus, as the schools are a mere eight miles away. Not many rivalries involve two schools that have drastically different structures. While
Duke is a private institution, UNC-CH is the flagship of the UNC system funded by the state. UNC-CH has around 30,000 students in total while there are only 12,000 Blue Devils. The Carlyle Cup, which was established in 2000, is awarded every year to one of the two schools that has more head-to-head sports wins against the other, which makes the rivalry more unique, intense and enjoyable.
BASKETBALL, ENOUGH SAID The rivalry between two schools would be tasteless without its basketball rivalry between two of nation’s strongest basketball powerhouses. From the “why hate Duke” article every year in The Daily Tar Heel to the “Go to Hell Carolina” shirts on Duke’s campus, the basketball rivalry has always been a large part of the school year for both campuses, located just eight miles apart. Trinity College (now Duke University) and UNC-CH first played in basketball in January 24, 1920, when UNC-CH won 3625. Since then, two schools combined have won 9 NCAA men’s basketball championship with UNC-CH winning five. UNC-CH also leads in the all-time Duke-UNC-CH record 132-102. Duke and UNC-CH also have very different basketball stadiums. Cameron Indoor Stadium was build in 1940 and has
a capacity of 9314; Dean Smith’s Center, on the other hand, was opened in 1886 and can hold up to 21,750 people. There are no better source to learn about the rivalry, however, other than attending one of the games played by UNC-CH and Duke. Currently, Cameron Crazies have to tent in front of the Cameron Indoor Stadiums for weeks to get into the game. UNC-CH students enter into a lottery for the chance to obtain the ticket for the game. The Chronicle, Duke’s student newspaper, and The Daily Tar Heel of UNC-CH, have a lasting agreement — a bet — for the basketball game between two schools. After every men’s basketball rivalry game in, the loser’s newspaper will print the title of the newspaper in opponent’s blue color, include the mascot on the edit page, and admit that the winning school “still the best”.
CROSSING (ACADEMIC) ENEMY LINES While both Duke and UNC-CH students take great pride in their own school, is it possible to be a student at the other school, even if you are not a Robertson scholar? Yes! Both Duke and UNC-CH students can take one class per semester at the other school if the class they intend to take is not offered at their home institution that semester. Although it is sometimes just fun to take class at a different school, it may be helpful to take class at the other institution. Students do not pay additional tuition for classes at the other school if they are already a full-time student at their home institution. Travel between two campuses is easy via the Robertson bus, which runs every half hour.
did you know:
Th Battle of the Blues: The UN UNC-CH’s blue dates to 1795 when Dialectic (blue) and Philanthropic (white) Societies of the university chose their representative colors. Th The Trinity College (now Duke University) and UNC-CH football teams played the first time in November of 1888 in Raleigh, which was the first ath athletic contest between two schools. During the game, UNC-CH student chanted: “Rah! Rah! Rah! For the white and blue! Hoop la! Hoop la! N.C.U.” While Trinity students shouted: “Rah! Rah! Rah! For the deep dark blue! Hoop la! Hoop la! We beat [you].” Which prompted the Trinity Board of Trustee to decide to use darker blue as the school color.
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SUR I AL Residence Life Advice BY MIRANDA MURRAY, UNC-CH
veryone has heard horror stories about the roommate from hell – your best friend’s friend knew someone who stole food from her roommate when she wasn’t home, and your cousin knows a guy who refused to put on clothes in the room, even if company was around. While we’ve all heard these stories, most roomie issues are more likely to arise from miscommunication, which is easily remedied. Bryanna Foote, a residential advisor in Joyner Residence Hall, recommended four steps that new students can take to not only get along with their roommate, but enjoy the residence hall experience as a whole. 1. Take the roommate agreement seriously. Distributed at the beginning of the year, 4
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many new roomies, especially if you already know the person, are likely to gloss over each other’s expectations. Bryanna recommends especially concentrating on talking about having people spend the night and what items can be shared and which are off-limits. 2. Go to hall and community events. Bryanna says that RAs spend a lot of time planning fun events for their residents and that they’re a great way to meet new people and almost always score some free food. The added benefit of going to these events is that you can get to know your hall mates or suitemates, which can make living in a dorm a much more homey and welcoming environment. Maybe mention how knowing your hall mates or suite mates
make a much more homey and welcoming environment. 3. Hang out in the lounge. Especially in freshmen dorms, this is a great way to meet other people that you share something in common with. Bryanna recommends leaving your door open as well if you prefer to study in your room so that you can let people know you’re open to meeting new people. 4. Be respectful of others on your hall. This is good advice, not only for the dorms, but also for campus in general. Bryanna says using respectful language when speaking to others as well as respecting quiet hours is a good way to make sure the favor is returned to you when the time comes.
BY MIRANDA MURRAY, UNC-CH AND LAUREN PAYLOR, DUKE
Scratch Bakery (Downtown)
Voted Bon Appetit’s “Top 10 Places for Pie,” Scratch Bakery is owned by Phoebe Lawless. Lawless turned her excessively popular table at the farmer’s market into a pie shop and café. All of the ingredients are locally grown and the seasonal pies and lunch menus always have new additions and surprises.
Voted “Best Lunch Spot in the Triangle,” Foster’s is known by Duke students for its brunch and by Durham for its abundance of homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. Foster’s features a gourmet food market and coffee bar, with a second location in Chapel Hill.
A locally owned, authentic Italian sandwich shop that also specializes in delicious soups and salads. Located in Downtown Durham, Toast is a popular lunch spot and the Panini is a student favorite.
Dame’s Almost Famous Chicken and Waffles
Cited in Southern Living Magazine as the “best fried chicken (they’ve) ever tasted,” the line at Dame’s is always out the door. With an assortment of waffle and fried chicken combinations to choose from, the variety of dining options is endless. Add your favorite flavored butter (or “shmear”) to truly enjoy an original meal but make sure you save room for the triple cheese mac and cheese!
Dain’s Place (9th Street)
This is a local pub and bar featuring the “The Defibrillator” as seen on Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food: ½ lb burger with bacon, sweet chili, cheddar, coleslaw- and a hot dog.
Triangle Food Tour: Durham Edition
A taste of Durham’s culinary finest and history coincide in this guided journey through downtown West Durham. Complete with tastings at 6-8 different local establishments, this tour is a great way to explore the different flavors of Durham while simultaneously giving back to the community; for every tour ticket purchased, Triangle Food Tour contributes the equivalent of one meal for a needy individual served by the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.
604 at West Village
The atmosphere is almost as delicious as the Italian food in this “hidden gem” located in the West Village Warehouse District. An added bonus — It is an easy walk from East Campus through Brightleaf Square.
Guglhupf Bakery, Restaurant & Cafe
Voted as the best bakery in Durham, Guglhupf is known for its sweets as well as its atmosphere. Featuring exquisite outdoor dining as well as a two-story, cozy interior setting, there are a countless number of spots to relax with a coffee and pastry.
Food truck rodeo in Durham Central Park
The festival features 29 local food trucks accompanied by live music and a great time. Specific dates can be found online but the festival usually occurs once every couple of months. Parlez Vous Crepe, LoYo On the Go, BAGUETTABOUTIT, Only Burger, and bikeCOFFEE are just a few of the notable food trucks that take part in the edible fun.
PHOTO BY ALLIE BARNES, UNC-CH
Distinguished by the rocking chairs on the front porch, Mama Dips is the go-to restaurant if you want to try good ol’ country cooking. Started by the industrious Mildred Edna Cotton Council, Mama Dips offers the best fried chicken and dumplings in Chapel Hill. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the chitlins, or stay your usual course and order some fried green tomatoes and sweet potato biscuits. Mama Dips also offers picnic baskets, complete with a basket, checkered tablecloth and all the delicious fixings you need as a call-ahead order. If you want a taste of the South, you can find it here.
Mint Indian Restaurant
Even though it’s quite a hike from South Campus, Mint is the place to be on a nice weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, the restaurant has an all-you-can-eat buffet filled with steaming piles of saffron rice, tikka masala, naan and other savory Indian foods. Even though a meal is around $13 per person, you can justify the cost by eating enough to be full for the rest of the day. And for the over-21 crowd, there are also unlimited mimosas to put a skip in your step as you prance to the buffet for seconds, which you invariably will.
Bread & Butter
Tucked away on Rosemary Street, close to the border of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, Bread & Butter is a great hideaway spot for when the libraries become too much. It offers the standard coffee and espresso drink options, but what sets this café apart is its fresh bread and pastry selection and the mismatched yet homey furniture. Enjoy a fresh scone and a cup of Counter Culture coffee as you chat with friends or work on that upcoming assignment – a good mix of families and students ensure that this café remains low-key and relaxing.
While the main drag of Franklin Street has more pizza than anyone could ever wish for the real deal is on West Franklin Street. With thick slices of every kind of pizza imaginable and several TV screens showing various sporting events, IP3 is there to serve the best food they can without the usual flourish. And if you get lucky, the Italian owners will drop some phrases as you pick up that mouth-watering slice – there’s nothing like learning a language while eating good food. ORIENTATION 2012 • RIVAL MAGAZINE
Organizations BY LAUREN PAYLOR, DUKE
Duke-Carolina Student Basketball Marathon
Throughout the year, students from both universities compete against each other to raise the most money for the All Star Fund, benefiting children with life-threatening illnesses. Each year, the fundraiser concludes with a Duke vs. Carolina co-ed basketball game. The inaugural Basketball Marathon in 2006 broke the Guinness World Record for longest continuous basketball game at 57 hours and 25 minutes — the annual games since then have not been far behind.
Roots & Shoots at Duke/UNC-CH
Roots & Shoots is program by the Jane Goodall Institute whose main objective is primate conservation. The branch that is a collaboration between Duke and UNC-CH students sponsors the annual Primate Palooza, bringing in speakers such as Jane Goodall and Martin Kratt (“Zoboomafoo”), providing tours at the Duke Lemur Center and sponsoring an Earth Hour Performance at the Duke Chapel.
Camp Kesem is a one-week, student run summer camp for children whose parents have or have had cancer. Student volunteers from both UNC-CH and Duke are solely responsible for running the North Carolina branch. The goal of Camp Kesem, which is free to participants, is to give the campers the most fun week possible while providing the extra support and attention that they need.
Funded by the William R. Kenan Charitable Trust and The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the partnership offers $5,000 grants to accepted project proposals that strengthen and encourage collaborations between Duke and UNC-CH. The Partnership provides up to $50,000 in grants awards annually.
UNC-CH/Duke Immigrant Advocacy Network
This student group sponsors an annual Immigration Awareness Week with events on both campuses highlighting the impact of immigration on policy and education. They also campaign to spread awareness on the obstacles and abuse immigrants face in the U.S. This past year’s events culminated with a banquet displaying performances by student groups and a Pulitzer Prize-winning keynote speaker.
UNC-CH/Duke China Leadership Summit
PHOTO BY HAILY VORA, DUKE
The UNC/Duke collaborative program Roots & Shoots sponsors the annual Primate Palooza and provides tours at the Duke Lemur Center. Tours are available Monday-Saturday.
Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science (FEMMES) Duke-UNC-CH Partnership
FEMMES is a student-led educational outreach organization that creates hands-on activities for 4th-6th grade girls from underfunded public schools. The program allows the children the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and math.
Triangle University Food Studies
TUFS is a working group of faculty and students from universities in the Triangle that capitalizes on the local food movements gaining ground in the area. The group is involved with a range of topics affecting North Carolina farmers.
This annual three-day conference is hosted at Duke University and UNC-CH to strengthen collaboration between the two schools by bringing together students interested in U.S.-China affairs. The Summit presents a series of esteemed speakers, allows for research presentation and collaboration and presents networking opportunities for potential careers and other China-related possibilities.
The Community Empowerment Fund
Duke/UNC-CH Working Group in Contemporary Poetry
Smith Center Children’s Challenge
The Working Group bridges both campus literary communities, offering poetry-related events that elaborate those already sponsored by the Duke English Department. A prominent event hosted by the Working Group is an annual inter-institutional conference in which nationally prominent scholars, poets and publishers discuss topics relevant to their practice. 6
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The CEF is a student run microfinance initiative that offers microloans, savings opportunities, financial education and case management support to individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Durham. Student volunteers are paired with individuals living on the street, in a shelter or in housing transition to build relationships as well as provide social support. This year was the 4th Annual Smith Center Children’s Challenge. The objective of the challenge is for the UNC-CH Dance Marathon, an organization benefiting the N.C. Children’s Hospital, and Duke’s Crazies Who Care, an organization benefiting the Emily Krzyzewski and Duke Children’s Hospital, to compete to raise more money for their respective children’s hospital.
BY LAUREN PAYLOR, DUKE AND RODRIGO MARTINEZ, UNC-CH PHOTOS BY JULIA WALL, UNC-CH
Manbites Dog Theatre
Manbites Dog Theater is a professional, nonprofit theatre company that focuses on showcasing local playwrights and strengthening Durham’s theatrical community. The black box theatre allows for an intimate setting between the audiences and actors.
Located in downtown Durham, the restored, historic theatre features live performances and independent films, as well as foreign and rare video rentals.
Durham Performing Arts Center
DPAC is the largest theatre in the Carolinas. It presents the best of Broadway (via the Suntrust Broadway series) as well as comedy, concerts, and more. Keep in mind that Duke students can receive discounted tickets to the DPAC’s Broadway-quality shows at The Hub (located in the Bryan Center)!
Want to have a fancy night out AND stay on campus? Memorial Hall, situated on UNC-CH’s North Campus, features a wide range of artistry to accommodate for different tastes. Whether you want to experience every stroke of artistry with your own eyes or just relax outside, star gaze, and let the tunes carry you away, Memorial Hall brings world-renown performing artists for everyone to enjoy. Just make sure that you buy tickets in advance as many shows sell out fast. Explore the expanding music scene in Durham and Chapel Hill at local clubs like the Durham Arts Initiative, The Federal, Motorco, Local 506 and Casbah. There are also larger music venues located in Raleigh, such as the RBC Center and Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion.
You won’t want to miss these fun events and notable venues in the Triangle area. Mark your calendar now! IMAX Theatre at Southpoint Cinemas Catch the biggest movies at the biggest theater at Southpoint Mall in Durham. Discounts are available with your student ID.
The DiVE at Duke
The Duke immersive Virtual Environment is a 6-sided CAVE-like virtual reality theater.
Eno River State Park
over 100 films created by established and emerging filmmakers.
NC Museum of Life and Science
Educational AND fun, you will never outgrow this museum in Durham!
Hopscotch Music Festival
The weekend musical festival runs Sept. 6-8 in Raleigh at clubs throughout the city.
NC State Fair
Get a dose of fried fun at the State Fair in Raleigh, running Oct. 11-21 this year.
A piece of North Carolina wilderness where you can camp, canoe, fish, hike and picnic in the serenity of the forest.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Krispy Kreme Challenge
Set within a four-block radius in downtown Durham, the festival is an annual international event held in April that showcases
The professional hockey team plays in Raleigh at the RBC Center from October to April. Run for a cause in Raleigh, and eat a dozen donuts before circling back to NC State’s bell tower. The event is usually in February. ORIENTATION 2012 • RIVAL MAGAZINE
BY LAUREN PAYLOR, DUKE AND CARSON BLACKWELDER, UNC-CH PHOTOS BY RODRIGO MARTINEZ, UNC-CH
The completely free GoPass (provided at Duke’s Parking and Transport Offices) allows students to explore the Triangle-area with unlimited rides on public transportation systems, such as the DATA, Triangle Transit, Capital Area Transit and C-Tran.
Bull City Connector
The Bull City Connector is a completely free, hybrid-electric bus service that connects Duke University with downtown Durham. The route includes stops along Main Street, Erwin Road, Duke Clinics and Durham Station (which is within walking distance of the American Tobacco Campus).
Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) Provides service throughout Durham.
WeCar is an eco-friendly car-sharing program on Duke’s campus. The program features 16 cars, which students can reserve online for various rates, at different locations around Duke.
Available as both an app and a website, TransLoc allows you to see the real-time location and arrival information of any Duke and UNC-CH bus from the C-1 to the Robertson. It allows you to spend less time waiting at the bus stop and more time studying in your dorm or hanging out at your favorite spot on campus. 8
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The P2P, as referred to as “Party to Party” or “Place to Place,” actually stands for “Point to Point.” This bus runs from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m. every day of the week. These are a popular way to get around after a fun night on Franklin Street. “Surfing the P2P” — standing up and not holding on while it is running — is a popular, though unsafe, pastime. Key stops along its route include: Granville Towers, Frat Court and Ehringhaus and Odum Village.
According to the Town of Chapel Hill’s website, the Safe Ride program provides increased transportation during late night hours. The common stop for these buses is at the Varsity Theatre. If you had a late night on Franklin and need a ride, typically to an off-campus apartment, your best bet is one of the three Safe Rides: G, J and T.
If you are lying on your bed and want to know when the bus for class is coming, Nextbus is your best bet. Using any computer or smartphone, you can look up the estimated arrival of whatever bus on UNC-CH’s campus that you might need. It is a great way to save time when you have places to be or if you get out of class and want to know when the next bus is coming to take you home again.
Tar Heel Express
Are you or your parents in town for a basketball or football game? The Express bus service from Park and Ride lots to campus during those events. Depending on the event, the bus will start running an hour and a half to three hours before the scheduled start time. One-way fare is $3 and a round-trip is $5.
If you don’t have your car on campus but you need to use some wheels, Zipcar is a great solution. Sign up on their website and join. After that you will have the ability to reserve a car — for a few hours or all day — to use when you really need it.
Robertson Scholars Express Bus
This free bus is available for students at both Duke and UNCCH seven days a week, which goes directly from one campus to the other. Buses depart and arrive at Duke (West Campus Chapel Circle Stop) and at UNC-CH (Morehead Planetarium Stop) every half hour. This bus makes it easy to explore the neighboring town of Chapel Hill and enjoy the great shops and restaurants on Franklin Street.
Triangle Transit Regional and Express
Provides service to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Hillsborough, and Garner.
Crucial Bus Routes Jot down these bus routes–they will be essential in getting from place to place on campus, and if you need to get to the grocery store in Chapel Hill, the bus routes have you covered. Duke Campus Routes: C-1: East-West transportation C-1 Express: East-West transportation with ZERO stops in between! C-1/Smith Warehouse: East-West transportation via the Smith Warehouse C-2 Weekday: East-Central-West transportation C-2 Abbreviated: East-Central-West with a condensed route through Central Campus C-3: East Campus-Science Drive *Most of these buses will stop along Campus Drive with the exception of the Express Buses
Popular Chapel Hill Routes U: Travels around the entire circumference of the campus, including Franklin Street, UNC Hospitals, the Dean Dome and Hinton James — for all of the first-years. J: This majestic vehicle will take you down to the Harris Teeter in Carrboro at Carr Mill Mall. For those of you who like to go grocery shopping, this one’s for you. RU: Known as the “reverse campus” bus. This bus travels the opposite route of the U, though it cuts through Cameron Avenue before getting up to Franklin Street. NU: For those stuck parking at the RR Lot (the former PR Lot), this is the bus that you will want. An added bonus for upperclassmen is that it doesn’t loop around HOJO — sorry first-years.
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I BECCA WARD Duke 2012
f you feel overwhelmed, know that you are not alone. If you feel like this is a summer camp that will never end, enjoy every second of it. If you feel like this is the eye of the storm before work, stress, papers and tests come at you like a CAT-5 hurricane, you are not thinking about orientation week properly. Duke can be a magical place full of adventure, castles, romantic subplots and, of course, challenges to overcome. Within the epic journey that will be your college experience, know that however unique, awesome, insecure, lonely, fearless or rambunctious you feel, you can always find someone that feels the same way. Remember that this will be your story, and the main characters do not need to base the way they feel, act or think according to the perceived expectation of their peers, teachers or parents. Doing so would be a disservice to everyone involved. There is a reason you were cast to this role at Duke, but a story can never be compelling without a developing character. That development will not come from your diploma, but from the memories and stories you create while here. Appreciate those seemingly trifle encounters and interactions because the closing credits will fly by faster than you can possibly fathom. Enjoy the random conversations on the C1, the late nights at McDonalds, the walks through the gardens and that knowing smile between friends because of the inside jokes you will develop. Cherish the friends you will make and the relationships you will foster. When you leave Duke, they will be the reason your eyes start to water. This is your story; go make it one worth retelling.
KASEY EL-CHAYEB UNC-Chapel Hill 2012
y the time this is published, I will be a UNCCH alumnus. Today, as I prepare for graduation, this stage of my life feels very bittersweet. I am so excited to be getting a degree from such a great university and to discover what my life as an independent adult will be like…but, I’m also a little scared about the uncertainty of this step and sad to leave such a wonderful place behind. Enjoy every moment you have at UNC-CH because- I promise- by the end, it will seem to have gone by so fast. A few words of advice: First, take advantage of study abroad. This is something I never did but, hearing what
great experiences my friends all had, it really seems worth it. Second, stay on track with you degree audit. Checking in with advisors frequently and running my degree audit on ConnectCarolina saved me from taking classes I didn’t need and helped me graduate on time. Lastly, don’t forget to sign up for the lottery! The basketball games are so much fun and you’ll be sad you missed one you could have gone to. Now that I’m not a student, I’ll be relegated back to my television set to watch the Heels kick butt this season. I can’t even begin to describe how thankful I am to have been able to attend Carolina. Going forward, there is one thing of which I can be sure. I will always be a Tar Heel.
I can’t even begin to describe how thankful I am to have been able to attend Carolina. Going forward, there is one thing of which I can be sure. I will always be a Tar Heel.
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KIRSTEN BROWN UNC-Chapel Hill 2012
alking through the quad the other day, I realized it would be one of the last times I would be experiencing the beauty of UNC-CH as a student. I took a moment to reflect upon the many memories I’ve had over the past four years. Though I will no longer be an undergrad, my wonderful memories will last a lifetime. With this in mind, I’d like to share a few words of advice that will hopefully help you make the most of your college years: 1. Interact with your hall mates – You will become friends with people who you may otherwise not have met. 2. Visit you professors’ office hours - It’s amazing how many accomplishments and activities your professors are involved in outside your class, and getting to know them might be worth your while. 3. Find and act upon at least one thing you are passionate about – You will become a happier person while helping the world at the same time. 4. Partake in as many events offered at UNC-CH as possible. – It’s a great way to learn about the different organization’s offered on campus and experience sporting events. 5. Hold a leadership position – It’s a great way to make an important impact on an organization while learning from other people. Most importantly, relax and have fun. Enjoy being a Tar Heel! As in the third verse of the UNC-CH Alma Mater- “Though the storms of life assail us, still our hearts beat true, naught can break the friendships formed at dear old N.C.U.”
Find and act upon at least one thing you are passionate about–You will become a happier person while helping the world at the same time.
Wishing you the best, Kirsten
A KATHIE SUN Duke 2012
ll of the best advice that I received when I was a wee first-year student during my first few weeks at Duke University were promptly ignored. “Don’t overload yourself with extracurriculars.” “Make friends with your professors.” And most of all, “Savor the next four years; they go by faster than you think!” I took a class that was for some reason entirely populated by seniors and juniors that were headed to medical school (this is fairly obvious, but Tip #1: avoid these kinds of classes in your first semester as a college student at all costs). I didn’t understand why all of the seniors wanted to be in my shoes again, as a naïve and clueless freshman taking all of the wrong classes and constantly getting lost. I didn’t share that wistful senior nostalgia until this spring when the weather warmed, the tulips bloomed, and my strolls through campus turned into predictable tearjerkers each time I passed the Chapel. I can’t share any words of wisdom that will guarantee smooth sailing through college, but I can say that each student’s college experience is truly unique and that the best way to adapt to your new life in college is simply to try new things and make mistakes. Only then will the lessons sink in (like, for me, Tip #2 was learned the hard way: try to look up your classes on Duke’s rating sites or ask around about the professor – the class description in ACES is woefully inadequate information on its own). No amount of preparation, whether social or academic, will sufficiently warn or inform about the surprises of college. But this uncertainty is not something to be stressed over! We all learn from the truly interesting, kind, and intelligent people that we meet and grow close to. By the end of my four years at Duke, the experience ended up like nothing that I could have imagined at the start. This has made the journey all the more of a whirlwind and an adventure. Now that I look back at my time at Duke (which seems so short in retrospect), I wish that I would’ve taken more chances to slow down and truly appreciate my time at Duke. As I face graduation though, I wouldn’t have my Duke experience any other way.
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Being Enviromentally Friendly... It’s a lifestyle, not a moment New to campus? Whether you lead your high school environmental club or want to learn how you can lessen your carbon footprint in small, easy ways, Duke and UNC-CH offer many spaces, programs and groups that work to engage students in sustainability issues of all shapes and sizes.
BY KATHIE SUN AND EMILY MCGINTY, DUKE DESIGN BY ALLIE BARNES, UNC-CH PHOTOS BY ALLIE BARNES
t is possible to live a more sustainable, energy-efficient lifestyle without ever leaving your dorm room. Both Duke and UNC-CH have Sustainability Offices that work to educate and encourage students to make a smaller impact on the environment. Whether you shorten your showers, remember to turn out the lights or recycle your weekend party supplies, you can always lessen your environmental footprint as a Tobacco Road resident. A few places on each campus are allstars in the race to ‘go green.’ Learn more about how you could live in one of our country’s award-winning environmentally friendly dormitories.
TAR HEELS #WINNING In the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 Energy Star National Building Competition, UNC-CH’s Kenan Residence Hall placed first for its energy reduction. Kenan reduced energy use by improving its ventilation and lighting systems, and through education and outreach to residents about using resources more wisely. 12 RIVAL MAGAZINE • volume 7 • issue 5
UNC-CH’s Morrison Residence Hall placed first in the EPA’s 2010 competition and has been improving its energy efficiency ever since. Morrison has reduced energy consumption by 36 percent and continues to set the standard for lowcost solutions to reducing environmental impact.
SMART LIVING AT DUKE The Home Depot Smart Home is Duke’s premier “green” residence. Home to only ten students per year, the Smart Home facility started as an idea in a senior engineering design course, and was opened in 2007 as a LEED Platinum building. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the United States Green Building Council’s certification for efficient and sustainable design. Students can apply to live in the Smart Home each year or over the summer, and the experience includes funding opportunities for personal and team-based design projects. Residents are students in both the Pratt School of Engineering and the Trinity School of Arts and Sciences and undergraduate projects span all
H2O FOR ALL Not a prospective environmental science major? No problem –UNC-CH has made it clear that water is an “everyone” issue by declaring “Water in our World” its academic theme for the next two years. The broad initiative will include events, lectures, and courses designed to engage students, faculty, and the community on pressing water issues. Topics may include resource conflict around the globe, water risks posed by climate change, and water as a source of new energy. Students studying economists, chemistry, peace, war, and defense and everything in between will not have trouble engaging with the informative and thought-provoking conversations about water in the coming years. At Duke, students from the undergraduate Environmental Alliance (EA) club have partnered with the Sustainability Office to “Take Back the Tap.” EA hopes to encourage campus to consume more tap water in an effort to reduce plastic waste and fossil fuels needed for producing and transporting bottled water. Keep your eyes
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out for free water bottles that provide extra incentive to stop by the water fountain!
Garden (DCG) serves as an outlet for students, employees and community members to maintain individual garden beds and general community beds. Located on Faber Street next to the Smart Home and behind the Freeman Center for Jewish Life, the community garden has been recently renovated due to collaboration with the Smart Home and John Deere. The new garden is under review for certification from the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SSI), a program that aims to recognize landscapes for their unique sustainability features (i.e. water catchment, rain gardens, native plant use, etc.) To contact the DCH, email firstname.lastname@example.org. A little further off campus, the Duke Campus Farm continues to increase students’ awareness of eating locally and healthfully. Students in Professor Charlotte Clark’s 2010 “Food and Energy” class developed the idea for a farm, and the concept has expanded ever since. The oneacre pilot project sowed its first seeds in November 2010 and sold its first harvest to Duke’s food supplier, Bon Appétit, in April
2011. Full-time farm manager and Duke alumna Emily Sloss maintains operations and outreach at the farm, and is assisted by a team of student interns who help run biweekly work days open to the public. A particularly student-friendly feature of the farm is its carpool system. Anyone who would like to visit the farm (@5 miles off campus) but lacks access to a car can email the farm team (dukecampusfarm@ gmail.com) and arrange a ride with at least 24 hours notice. With so many spaces to explore environmental education at both universities, there is no excuse to stay inside on a sunny afternoon. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn to love a new vegetable, or at least you can tell your friends you harvested the carrots they’re eating in the dining hall! Left: Morrison Residence Hall at UNC-CH won first place in the 2010 Enviromental Protection Agency energy efficiency competition. Solar panels on top of the dorm help heat the dorm’s water. Below: The Arboretum at UNC-CH.
LEARN BY DOING Our universities are highly respected for the scholarly opportunities they provide in the classroom. However, all students need the chance to step outside and get their hands dirty –literally—and both Duke and UNC-CH have spaces that encourage experiential learning. Whether you were raised in farm country or have otherwise never seen a vegetable growing in the ground, UNC-CH’s community garden and Duke’s community garden and campus farm welcome you to learn about growing food and building community around local food systems. The Carolina Campus Community Garden is a space dedicated to growing fresh produce for low-wage employees at UNCCH. Students, employees, and community members gather bi-weekly at the garden, located on Wilson Street off of Cameron Avenue, to maintain and harvest produce. The garden posts its public workdays on its website, (http://tiny.cc/pt8tcw). Over at Duke, the Duke Community ORIENTATION 2012 • RIVAL MAGAZINE 13
There is no excuse NOT to Eating ‘green’ on and off campus
nvironmentally-friendly food on campus is not just about giving up meat and eating endless salads anymore. Sustainable dining is an increasingly visible topic in the environmental movement since industrial agriculture, particularly meat production, contributes to a large proportion of the nation’s generation of greenhouse gas emissions and waste. Animal and worker welfare are afterthoughts to these large food-production corporations, and the exploitation of both are the norms. Forward-thinking student populations at both Duke University and UNC-CH have insisted upon better and more sustainable practices to be supported on-campus. Similarly, local foodies in Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro have created exciting restaurants that offer fresh seasonal and farm-to-fork dishes that support both local farms and sustainable, organic agriculture. At Duke University, the Students for Sustainable Living (SSL) conduct a yearly dining audit of all on-campus food providers to grant Green Dining Awards to exemplary participants. This year, they also included a handful of local restaurants to highlight innovative and sustainable practices nearby campus. Food Factory at the Devil’s Bistro participated for the first time this year and won in the category of “Most Innovative.” The husband and wife owners, Jimmy and Lisa Schmid, are strongly committed to environmental issues and are planning to start a compost heap and herb garden on their small Central Campus property. They encourage students to dine in, which reduces the total amount of food waste generated by busy students, and they only give out recyclable containers when students do insist on take-out. Other on-campus eateries work around their constantly-moving student base by offering compostable corn plastic or vegetable
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150, locatated at Lenoir Mainstreet at UNC-CH, offers food sourced from organic, sustainable farms within 150 miles of campus. Foods include organic fruits and vegtables, cagefree eggs and poultry, grass-fed beef and sustainable seafood. 150 is open durning regular Lenior business hours.
eat healthy; it's so easy! fiber take-out containers and minimize wrapping. Trash cans on Duke’s campus are perpetually full with food containers, but dining in and compostable containers help to reduce this waste greatly. The overall winners in the Green Dining Awards were the Nasher Museum Café and the Refectory Café in the Divinity School. Both eateries have a high proportion of customers who dine in and eat on reusable china. The Nasher Café sources a whopping 90% of their food budget on local food, and each Thursday night they highlights a specific farm that provides the fresh food for their menu. Students already love the Divinity School Refectory for their grilled cheeses and home-cooked meals, but the owners have also built a strong network of farmers that they trust. Another standout food provider on campus is Bon Appétit Management Company which manages the Great Hall and Marketplace cafeteria, among other eateries. Their corporate mission supports sustainable dining nation-wide, but the Duke group has gone above and beyond the basic company standards. Overall at Duke, Bon Appetit spends about 25% of its food budget on “farm-to-fork” food that is grown within 150 miles of campus and complies with a full spectrum of humane and organic farming techniques. At most of its locations on Duke’s campus, Bon Appetit emphasizes dining-in as the standard and students have to ask for take-out if they really need it. For such a large company that provides a large percentage of the student body’s food, Bon Appetit displays an admirable dedication to environmentally-friendly food. The off-campus winners all offer innovative solutions to industrial agriculture. The winners, Bull City Burger and Brewery (BCBB), Six Plates and the Federal, each have relationships with local farms and fishermen to provide fresh and organic food year round. When BCBB claims to reuse everything, they really mean it. The tables are made from old barn doors, fermented grains from brewing are somehow reused and everything
is made in-house (except the ketchups). They are the poster child for sustainable dining and maintain strong relationships with local and humane farms for the vast majority of their ingredients. Second-place winner Six Plates, an upscale wine bar right off Erwin Rd., provides small dishes to limit food waste and the need for to-go boxes. They also offer sustainably-produced wines from North Carolina frequently in their rotation. Durham and Chapel Hill are both well-known for their emphasis on quirky, community-focused local institutions. The Durham Farmers’ Market, held in the Central Park every Saturday yearround, has strong relationships with many local restaurants, such as Piedmont Restaurant, Watt’s Grocery and Scratch Bakery. Similarly in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, the respective farmers’ markets host local chefs frequently. Andrea Reusing, award-winning chef at Lantern Restaurant, routinely shops at the Chapel Hill market and offers its produce in her inventive, pan-Asian dishes. Lantern was even named as one of the best farm-totable restaurants in America by Gourmet Magazine. Although the Triangle is a few hours inland of the sea, sustainable seafood thrives at the local farmers’ markets. Southport Seafood Co. provides fresh seafood to the Chapel Hill market and restaurants like 18 Seaboard, Elaine’s on Franklin and Foster’s Market.
Durham and Chapel Hill are both well-known for their emphasis on quirky, community-focused local institutions.
Back on campus, UNC-CH is conscious of their environmental footprint. 150 is a new eatery that was established on campus at the direct request of environmentally-friendly students demanding sustainable dining options. The location at Lenoir Mainstreet offers food sourced within 150 miles of campus from organic, sustainable farms. The menu reflects seasonal food availability and the meat-products all carry humane labels like cage-free eggs and poultry, grass-fed beef, and sustainable seafood. Cage-free eggs are also featured in the main dining halls on campus, Top of Lenoir and Rams Head and fair-trade coffee is available all around campus at the various cafes. Dining choices significantly impact your environmental impact, and supporting local, organic farms is the best way to make sure that your food is not negatively affecting the planet. Luckily, Duke and UNC-CH make it easy to eat sustainably on campus and both the surrounding communities of Durham and Chapel Hill/ Carrboro are well-populated with restaurants that offer farm-fresh food.
Helpful Websites Looking for more tips to eating green while at school? Check out these helpful websites. sustainability.duke.edu/campusinitiatives/dining.index.html www.dining.unc.edu/Sustainability.aspx durhamfarmersmarket.com thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com www.carrborofarmersmarket.com/ ORIENTATION 2012 • RIVAL MAGAZINE 15
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