Week of March 19 — Inequality doesn’t take Spring Break

At the height of the semester, Team Kenan chatted with peers about their experiences during Spring Break, asking whether it was spent on campus or off, whether it was actually a “break” and what those experiences revealed about Duke. From the resulting conversations, students reported that their classmates often resorted to humblebrags or were only interested in sharing details of their break experience for show – especially, if expensive, flamboyant, or provocative. Students who went home or stayed on campus, shared that they felt judged by their friends for lacking an “exotic” experience.