Phi Beta Cons

Blue Devil Blues

As the Duke lacrosse rape scandal thickens, several team members have broken their silence. The team’s three captains have released a statement insisting “unequivocally that any allegation that a sexual assault or rape occurred is totally and transparently false.”
Despite these proclamations of innocence, the university administration has (rightfully) decided to cancel several games as the investigation unfolds. Meanwhile, the Duke community is grappling with the issues of sexual assault, racial tensions, and town-gown relations.
Today’s edition of the Duke Chronicle features a level-headed editorial addressing the delicate and disturbing questions at play in Durham.

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