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So, we're starting to see the end of the semester here folks. For some of us we'll be off for the summer to work summer jobs and take classes or maybe just relax. For our seniors though, this is it for the Duke bubble. If you're a senior and you're reading this, how does that make you feel? We'd love to hear from you, so if you're interested in writing a senior post for the blog, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll set you up.
Now, notes from OC:
I am frustrated that there aren't a greater number of queer folks actively involved in fighting the Amendment at Duke. This is our community, this is our basic rights, this is about stopping in the state we live in queer people from being fundamentally disrespected and degraded in the constitution. I feel like it should be a much bigger priority than it is right now.
Do you want to know what I'm tired of? I'm tired of these Oppression Olympics. X people are more represented than Y people who are more represented than Z people but everyone is underrepresented thanks to the A people. You know what? It sucks. I'm sick and tired of being told that I don't have privilege/have less privilege/have more privilege than someone else because of my skin color or orientation or gender. I'm sure all of you will call me naive or try to say that I haven't experienced the world. But I have. Oh, I have. And do you know what I've learned? You're only as oppressed as you let people make you feel. When it gets to the point that you think about things based on how oppressed you feel, that's when you lose the power. People can only have as much power over you as you allow them. Sure they may have some power over you in respect to getting a job or something, but why should we let that stop us? Keep searching until you find the right one. I'm just so sick and tired of everyone playing the Oppression Olympics. I am an out female person of color who does not feel oppressed by anyone. I refuse to let that happen. I do what I want and go to the spaces that I want. As I'm sure someone will, please tell me: where is my oppression?
Hey, all! Just a quick update. I'm the prospective student who commented on the blog a couple months ago. Just wanted to say: I'VE BEEN ACCEPTED TO DUKE AND I AM ECSTATIC. I'll be down for Blue Devil Days and we'll see where it goes from there. Right now it's down to Duke and one other school. Just wanted to thank all of you on the blog who have rekindled my love for Duke over the past few months. GO BLUE DEVILS!!!
Since coming to Duke I've only been crushing on straight girls because I've never actually met a gay girl here. Well, this week I finally did meet a gay girl ( I think), but it's just my luck that there's only like a month left of school so basically nothing could even happen. Sometimes I feel like the universe deliberately tries to make it impossible for me to be gay.
Please remember that there are a number of resources available on campus and in the local community. These resources are available over breaks and throughout the school year. If you or a friend are experiencing thoughts or urges to harm yourself or somebody else, please reach out to the following resources: In an emergency, please don't hesitate to call CAPS at any time, including "after hours" at (919) 966-3820. Ask to speak to the advice nurse and tell them you are a Duke student. You may also call the Trevor Project, a national hotline specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning youth (college students included). Their number is 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386).