Perspectives

Urban resettlement exposes Angola’s neglect of social programs

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Daniel Black Luanda, Angola–In 2006, thousands of residents of Gika and Chicala were told that their neigborhoods would be bulldozed and the land redeveloped, and that they’d be resettled in Zango, a yet-to-be constructed subdivision 20 kilometers south of Luanda’s central business district. Not everyone was devastated. The government offeredRead More

Muslims in America: Say no to Islamophobia

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Zohaib Zafar I want to preface this article with an admission that I do not know much about politics, at least when compared to other people in the Davidson community. However, I think that the political situation in America is dire now with presidential candidates like Donald Trump and BenRead More

An open letter of hope to black students at University of Missouri

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This letter was written by the leaders of the historically black sororities and fraternities at Davidson College as part of a nationwide action to show support for our fellow Black peers at University of Missouri. We, student leaders of historically black organizations at Davidson College, stand in solidarity with theRead More

Exhaustion: Reality as a student of color at Davidson College

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Fabian Lara I am a senior. I am a sociology major. I am from Chicago. I am Latino. I am a second-generation citizen. I am a first-generation college student. I am here at Davidson. I am Fabian Lara, and I am tired. It is that time of the semester whenRead More

Reason and faith: Davidson’s heritage—and hopefully its future

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Dr. Ralph Levering Two sentences in Davidson’s Statement of Purpose, last revised in 2005, offer profound insights into education of the whole person and implicitly challenge us to think deeply about how we wish to live in college and thereafter: Davidson dedicates itself to the quest for truth and encouragesRead More