Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Habitat for Humanity: Building Houses for the Durham Community

On an afternoon in November, I found myself traveling to a small neighborhood on Durham-Chapel Hill Road. As I pulled up the driveway with four classmates, I saw three houses under construction that had “Sold to Habitat of Humanity” signs … Continue reading

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The Best Cafes & Sweet Shops in Durham

During my time at Fuqua, I noticed that two key items became exceedingly popular to students — coffee and sweets. Durham offers a lot of unique dining and drinking options that you won’t find anywhere else. In addition to well-known … Continue reading

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A View of Ninth Street

Ninth Street is a main attraction in Durham. It’s a strip that has a variety of different restaurants, coffee shops, and eclectic stores. Located close to Duke’s East Campus, I find myself frequenting the area pretty often. It’s got a … Continue reading

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I Heart New York

By the end of our hectic second semester we were all desperately in need of a vacation, and we couldn’t have been more grateful for fall break! Classmates planned trips to New York, San Francisco, Puerto Rico, Boston, Florida, D.C., … Continue reading

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Rekindling My Political Interest

Everyone around me seemed to be breathless and frazzled. It was the end of the first fall term, and with our first real break and Halloween coming up, perhaps it was appropriate that we all looked like zombies. But contrary … Continue reading

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Dining in Durham

One of my favorite things about Durham was all the great food, especially Southern food. During my year in Durham, I became a big fan of many restaurants — places I miss a lot now that I’ve graduated and moved … Continue reading

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Where to Live in Durham?

A big question on my mind as I prepared to move to Durham was where I was going to live. Of primary concern to me was safety, but price and proximity to school were also high on the list. There … Continue reading

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I Wish I’d Known:

Before starting the MMS program, there are a few things that I wish I would have known: This is going to be hard for everyone – everyone will struggle. Don’t feel alone! The Ford Library carries all of the textbooks … Continue reading

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Durham’s Hidden Gem: Meelo’s Restaurant

Several of my classmates who attended Duke for undergrad constantly raved about the restaurant scene in Durham … Cosmic Cantina, Satisfaction, Café Parizade, Vin Rouge, Alivia’s: these were some of the places that Dukies recommended. At some point, I decided … Continue reading

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Here are my Votes:

Favorite MMS Moment: Triangle Training Favorite Professor: Scott Dyreng Favorite Off-Campus Hangout: American Tobacco District Best MMS Social Event: Winter Formal Best BBQ: Q-Shack Favorite Late-Night Eatery: Thai Cafe Best Local Deals/Happy Hour: Shrimp Boats Something I Wish I’d Done … Continue reading

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