Archive for November, 2015

“The Great God Pan” discusses recovering memories

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Jacob Hege “I don’t remember that.” How often do we find ourselves saying this statement? How often is that statement true? There’s not much we truly forget, unless we choose not to remember. Amy Herzog’s play “The Great God Pan” observes the effects of repressing our darkest memories. We seeRead More

Reason and faith: Davidson’s heritage—and hopefully its future

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Dr. Ralph Levering Two sentences in Davidson’s Statement of Purpose, last revised in 2005, offer profound insights into education of the whole person and implicitly challenge us to think deeply about how we wish to live in college and thereafter: Davidson dedicates itself to the quest for truth and encouragesRead More

Allowing room for vulnerability when perfection fails

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Natalie Skowlund Someone could probably write her Ph.D. dissertation on student experiences of stress at Davidson College due to the abundance of student-written literature on the matter published in both formal and informal spaces. We tend to obsess over the impact of huge workloads and too many extracurricular activities onRead More

Deep freshman class expected to contribute for Wrestling

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Ian Robertson Staff Writer The ultimate objective of a wrestling match sounds almost too simple: pin your opponent and the match is over. Yet this apparent simplicity is an exasperating conundrum, given that such an objective is rarely achieved without an immense amount of effort and pre-match preparation. Some matchesRead More

Men’s basketball looks to replicate success of last year

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Jason Feldman Sports Co-Editor This season, no one is going to be caught off guard by the Davidson men’s basketball team. A year after winning the regular season conference title outright and earning the school’s first ever at-large bid to the NCAA tournament despite being picked 12th in the AtlanticRead More