Archive for February, 2019

Health Concerns Prompt Investigation of NC Coal Ash

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Julia Knoerr ‘21 Senior Staff Writer While coal ash basin closure remains a pertinent topic of discussion, community members perhaps feel more direct impacts through rising health and environmental injustices across North Carolina. In particular, increasing cases of thyroid cancer and ocular melanoma in unusual populations and rates have raisedRead More

Memory Commons Confronts Southern History

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Savanna Vest ‘22 Staff Writer The Memory Commons class, an initiative of the new Interlinked Memory Studies Courses at Davidson, took a fully funded study trip to Montgomery, Alabama, to examine “sites of memory” within the United States. The Memory Commons is a new academic format this spring semester thatRead More

Just Admissions Questions Legacy Policy

Just Admissions Questions Legacy Policy

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Kaizad Irani ‘22 Staff Writer When looking at an application for admission, Davidson College states on its website that they engage in a “holistic review” and pay special attention to “difficulty of high school course selection” and the “breadth of extracurricular pursuits.” Some students, however, believe that another factor isRead More

First-Generation, Low-Income  Students Need More Support

First-Generation, Low-Income Students Need More Support

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Nick Nguyen ’22 Picture by Elayna Daniels ’21 It is 8:00 PM and my mom has not come home yet. I decide to start dinner while guiding my brother through his homework; my homework is not done yet. I know that it will be a late night, most likely endingRead More

Pay Attention to ICE’s Entrenchment in Our Communities

Pay Attention to ICE’s Entrenchment in Our Communities

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Itziri Gonzalez-Barcenas ’19 On February 5th, like any other Tuesday morning, the alarm on my phone rang. The world outside was quiet and somber. After fighting sleep for a few minutes, I finally woke up and checked my agenda to see what lay ahead that day. I got ready, thenRead More