Founded by a Duke alumnus, Juicy Campus was a website designed for college students, through which users posted anonymous, uncensored gossip about classmates. It fostered countless mean-spirited posts and personal attacks. Although the site was recently shut down due to a lack of funding, take this as a warning: history repeats itself, and college gossip forums are no exception.
In the following interview, two first-year men, frequently mentioned on Juicy Campus, discuss the multi-faceted effect Juicy Campus has on Duke’s social networks. When asked how they felt about Juicy Campus, the first response from these “Juicy Campus Stars” was, “I wish it didn’t exist.” When asked how Juicy Campus affects Duke’s hookup scene, they lamented, “It makes people care.”