Archive for February, 2018

Decreasing the Distance: Davidson and West Charlotte

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Bethany Kirkpatrick- Last week, West Charlotte High School students asked if we could do a Q&A about college and college readiness, and frankly I still wish we’d had more time for their questions. They asked about time management, choosing a major, changing cultures, and balancing the demands of being aRead More

Letter to First-Year Men Re: Spring Semester Isolation

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Nick Johnson- To any first years who’ve recently felt isolated: While reading Kenzie Bell’s ’20 article about Self-Selection, I was drawn back to a few moments from my first year. Sure, the first experience I remembered was being jolted awake to screams on the floor below as girls were whiskedRead More

“Untitled (Double Warriors)” (detail), by Jen Ray. (Photograph ©DAG and printed with permission)

Jen Ray’s Surrounded by Wolves: Reviewed

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Lucas Weals & Isabelle Sakelaris- If there is a primal scene behind Jen Ray’s Surrounded by Wolves, currently on display in the VAC’s Van Every gallery, it’s at a circus in Glasgow. A woman, skin painted brown with ochre and hair covered by a black wig, lies reclined in aRead More

College Advising Corps provides opportunities to recent graduates

College Advising Corps provides opportunities to recent graduates

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Zach Longboy- For Thomas Hall ’16, the conversation started as it often does with one of his seniors – the kid was a strong student, pretty motivated, but completely uninterested in college or the college process. He just did not see the point. But, with the hopeful air of aRead More

After spending his first year at Davidson, Avery Kerwin '19 studied at Middlebury for two semesters before returning this fall. Photo by Elayna Daniels

Transfer students share stories of joining Davidson community

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Caroline Roy- When high school seniors decide where to go to college, they are not always deciding for the last time. The transferring process comes with its own set of doubts and adjustments, but according to some of Davidson’s transfer students, these challenges are a necessary part of improving theRead More