Entering my first year here at Duke, I soon realized that being a Blue Devil was accompanied by more than just learning from Nobel Laureates and winning NCAA championships. After all, the expectations here at our Top-8 University are enormous, and they allow for little variation. At a prestigious university like Duke, it seems that no student can avoid the myth of effortless production.
My life at Duke is unbearably stressful. Between constant op-ed’s, Facebook profile picture changes, and explanations of how each of my publications is the “authentic voice on campus,” it’s exhausting keeping it all together.