Perspectives

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Basic Painting: A Lesson in Persistence

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Haley Jobe- As a prospective Davidson student, I loved hearing about the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities students could pursue once on campus. Some students study the effects of Hookah smoke in a research lab, others build eye-marveling sculptures in the VAC, and a few students even have the opportunity to travel theRead More

Race, Power, and Institutional Memory in College Admissions

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Margaret Parker & Julia Tayloe- As the spring semester warms up and we immerse ourselves in campus life once again, most of us will give little thought to the college decision process that current high-school seniors are navigating. In less than two months, many members of Davidson’s Class of 2022Read More

Desanctifying the Honor Code

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Jon White- I ran for the Honor Council my sophomore spring because the people I admired most were on the council, and adjudicating cases seemed like something I might be good at. My first case was incredibly intense, and when I left the deliberation room after 2 a.m., I wasRead More

Jim Nash: Phantom of the Opera, Or Big Dog of Duke?

Jim Nash: Phantom of the Opera, Or Big Dog of Duke?

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Emily Sirota- Is there a harmonica player in the house? These are the words that renowned jazz pianist Harry Pickens ’81 shouted at last Friday’s jazz band concert. With his harmonica in hand and lucky Eagle-feather pendant around his neck, Jim Nash, the man mightily known as “Big Dog,” emergedRead More

Letter to First-Year Women Re: Self-Selection

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Kenzie Bell- Dear First-Year Women*, January at Davidson is dominated by self-selection and rush season. For first-year women, questions about eating houses abound. How will I rank the houses? Who will I cluster with? What will I feel on self-selection day? When I was a first-year, conversations about eating housesRead More