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Newsweek rips Duke lacrosse prosecutor

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by flaming_mo, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    There's elitism, and then there's Duke elitism. It's hardly unique, but it's an advanced grade. Just look at the Crazies.
    Foul-mouthed little assholes . . . but they're Duuuuke . . . they're cuuuuute . . . ??? ::)
  2. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    I live in Durham and I'm about to get married to a Duke grad student (though she didn't go there for undergrad and you can almost always tell the grad students that went to Duke for undergrad and the ones that didn't) and to me the Rolling Stone article just didn't ring true. Granted, I don't do lunch at the Washington Duke Inn very often, but I've visited the art museum in the article, I hit up the bars and eateries around Ninth Street and I make it campus quite a bit and I just don't see this culture of really, really ridiculously good looking people who are super rich and ultra sexual. Those people may be here, but it's certainly not the Duke norm like the RS article made it out to be.

    If anything Duke is less like that than most colleges. The partying and sex scene seems so much tamer than other places I've been. I spend a lot of time on college campuses and Duke has the least attractive student body I can think of. I'm not saying that to be superficial, I'm just saying the article seemed embellished to me. In my experience Duke students are elitist, but it's because they think they are smarter, not because because they think they are hotter. As best I can tell if you really want to find what was described in the RS story you'd be better off to go to Chapel Hill.
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