Perspectives

The Davidson experience is not one size fits all

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Shane Gilbert Davidson is an amazing place, and I will always cherish my experience here, but the emotional and mental health of our student body concerns me. For example, how many times a week does a simple “how’s it going” instigate a recitation of agendas? Maybe Davidson should publish everyone’sRead More

Integrating environmental education into classroom instruction

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Rhianne Cofer & Alexander Nichols Remember being a joyful, over energetic youngster in kindergarten having your teacher discuss things ranging from the alphabet to simple addition and subtraction? If yes, you should also probably remember your teacher promoting recycling and the disposing of trash properly, right? This type of moralRead More

Finding time: expected coursework hours don’t compute

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Megan Feichtel I would have written this a while ago, but I didn’t have the time. My best friend was in a car accident on Wednesday coming back from a graduate school interview. As she sat there waiting to be removed from her mangled car, we asked if there wasRead More

Empowering people to overcome food deserts near Davidson

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Alston Lee Lippert & Nicky Oyedepo “Food desert?” she asks, and as a look of confusion settled across her face I could almost picture the question mark in the middle of her furrowed brow. Before being given the chance to respond, a friend to my left laughed and attempted toRead More

“Overcommited”, or experiential learner?

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Emily Rapport At a recent Davidson Perspectives dinner, a classmate made a comment that I have heard many times before: Davidson students are overcommitted. An administrator gave this comment a standing ovation. I don’t disagree, but I also don’t think students are the problem. As a senior reflecting back onRead More