Perspectives

Davidson Must Better Integrate the Queer Community

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Stuart Till- Although there are many complex identities that students seek to discuss and understand on Davidson’s campus, one specific group that needs to be discussed in greater depth is Davidson’s queer community. Davidson’s administration continues to push for a safe and inclusive environment for all queer individuals; however, the studentRead More

A Critique of Indiscriminate Pragmatism

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Nicholas Lobo- On a typical day at Davidson, responsibilities fill my time with astonishing speed. Between allotting large chunks of the day to academic pursuits, attending various club meetings, and making time to socialize, I often feel that I’m without agency. Controlled by my Outlook calendar, I systematically rotate betweenRead More

Deferring My Dreams: How the DACA Repeal Affects Me

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Itziri Gonzalez-Barcenas- Imagine this: At just five years old, your parents bring you to a country you weren’t born into. You grow up in this new country and have little to no memories of your “home” country. After all, this is the only place you really know. You learn EnglishRead More

Davidson Students: We Must Embrace Our Vulnerability

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Katie Walsh- For a school which upholds it’s honor code as the cornerstone of its existence—we lie a lot at Davidson. Students at Davidson are known to be over-committed, and the over-stressed, high achieving, Davidson archetype is not worth deconstructing again . However, our student body propagates a collective lie—thatRead More

A View from Weltenburg: Living in Community

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Zach Miller- This summer, with a Staley Grant offered through the Chaplain’s Office, I was able to split three weeks between two Catholic monasteries in southern Germany. I went to compare the Christian faith I have grown up with to the Christian faith I found in these established communities, andRead More