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Coal Ash: A Growing Environmental Concern in NC

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Julia Knoerr ‘21 Senior Staff Writer While coal ash often gains recognition for its improper storage methods, large spills, and toxic components, North Carolina’s slow steps to implement site closures offer insight into the political power of the state’s bureaucratic energy monopoly.  In January 2019, the North Carolina Department ofRead More

Students Split Ticket to Elect Sklar and Martinez

Students Split Ticket to Elect Sklar and Martinez

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Jonathan Lee ‘20 Staff Writer On Sunday night, just before the beginning of the SGA debate, a long line of students snaked around the Café level of Union. Students were enticed not only by Chipotle, but also the chance to listen and participate in order to cast informed votes forRead More

Composting at Davis Cafe: It’s Garbage!

Composting at Davis Cafe: It’s Garbage!

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Betsy Sugar ‘21 Staff Writer When throwing away waste after a meal in Union, students encounter three bins: trash, compost, and recycling. While students may believe that they have the opportunity to choose to make an environmental impact, all materials from the Union bins (including compost) are transmitted to aRead More

Allison Drutchas ‘11 Joins Davidson Board of Trustees

Allison Drutchas ‘11 Joins Davidson Board of Trustees

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Sarah Griffin ’22 Staff Writer Fearless, decisive, and insightful—these are three adjectives Allison Drutchas strives to embody. A 2011 graduate who majored in philosophy during her time at Davidson, Drutchas now works as an autonomous vehicle attorney for Waymo, a self-driving tech company. Drutchas became a member of the Athletics andRead More

Controversial Eating House Self-Selection Brings New Traditions

Controversial Eating House Self-Selection Brings New Traditions

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Caroline Roy ‘20 Features Editor For a day characterized by tradition, this year’s self-selection introduced some big changes that affected the schedule, the toppings, and the algorithm itself. Some of these changes, like staggering mealtimes at Commons, were intended to make the day more efficient. Others, like the use ofRead More