Perspectives

Quillen and the College Should Promote Free Speech

Quillen and the College Should Promote Free Speech

Lizzie Kane ’22 Being Jewish, I felt endangered by the tweets the Davidson student, who is no longer on campus, allegedly posted this past fall. They were homophobic, racist, and anti-Semitic. The student posted pictures of the Ku Klux Klan and said she wished she could go back to theirRead More

Students Who Want to Change, Go to Common Ground

Students Who Want to Change, Go to Common Ground

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Sabid Hossain ’21 I was initially a large critic of Common Ground. When I first heard about it, I was skeptical about this so-called “ideal” organization that could facilitate conversations between all affinity groups. Because I had never heard of Common Ground, an organization that existed on campus for years, IRead More

Perspective: Abroad Experience Shows Need for Jewish Studies

Perspective: Abroad Experience Shows Need for Jewish Studies

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Lucy Hammet ’19 On the first day of history class at my study abroad program in Copenhagen, Denmark, my professor asked the class to introduce ourselves and explain what we brought to the class. I found myself stumped. What did I bring to this class? What could I contribute?  BeforeRead More

Perspective: Early Decision Does Not Disadvantage Low-Income Students

Perspective: Early Decision Does Not Disadvantage Low-Income Students

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Marc Todd ’20 According to The Atlantic, the origin of early decision dates back to the late 1950s with smaller New England colleges enticing students with better admission rates in return for binding decisions to attend.  The process of applying to college has drastically evolved over the past half-century, andRead More

First-Generation, Low-Income  Students Need More Support

First-Generation, Low-Income Students Need More Support

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Nick Nguyen ’22 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 ending at 2 AM.  I amRead More