Written by: Holland Bodner

A Writer’s Reflection on the Durham Voice: Semester of Growth

By Holland Bodner

December 12, 2023

This semester, I grew as a storyteller by serving as a student writer for The Durham Voice. Some of the stories I wrote covered important issues in Durham such as environmentalism, politics, and affordable housing. As a Raleigh native, I wasn’t too familiar with the Durham political landscape. From what I’ve learned, Durham’s rich, multi-cultural […]

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The World of African Dance Through the Eyes of Aya Shabu 

By Holland Bodner

Holland Bodner December 12 2023 Aya Shabu is one of Durham’s leading dancers, paving the way for a new generation.  Her career in Haitian dance has developed throughout her lifetime as she has found success as a storyteller. Shabu wants to tell a new story by reminding Durham about the beauty and power that lies […]

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How Khalilah Karim is making an impact on voters in person and online

By Holland Bodner

November 5, 2023

Holland Bodner November 5, 2023 General election day is a couple of days away in Durham and the race for city council has intensified. Khalilah Karim is continuing to push for advocacy and voter engagement through her platform, as well as social media. Karim is setting the stage as she proves to herself and Durham […]

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Gentrification’s Toll on Durham’s Environment

By Holland Bodner

October 16, 2023

Holland Bodner Published October 16, 2023 Durham citizens are facing an affordable housing crisis as companies gentrify Durham neighborhoods. This year, Durham residents saw a 6.3 percent increase in housing prices with newly developed properties. The Durham community is seeing the detrimental effects of gentrification through environmental destruction from rising temperatures, water pollution, and tree loss.  […]

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Durham City Council Candidate Khalilah Karim Values Community Above All

By Holland Bodner

October 2, 2023

City Council candidate Khalilah Karim By Holland Bodner, October 2nd 2023 As election season continues in Durham, one candidate is doing the work in hopes of securing a seat on the city council. Khalilah Karim amplifies the voice of the city by advocating for voters.  Karim started in her hometown of Decatur, Georgia and has […]

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