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Adminstration: Africana Studies Needs Support

Adminstration: Africana Studies Needs Support

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Ricardo Pinnock ’22  Phoebe Son Oh ’22 Photos by Olivia Forrester ‘22 A few weeks ago, a current Africana Studies major came into a room full of interested freshmen and gave a brief, though incomplete, rundown of the things transpiring within the Africana Studies department as a warning not to declareRead More

President Carol Quillen images by professional photographer and make-up artist

Carol Quillen: Reframing the Free Speech versus Inclusivity Debate

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At Davidson and across the country, conversations about campus culture start by juxtaposing “free speech” and “inclusivity”: these conversations assume that valuing free speech means allowing points of view that marginalize or disrespect some people, and that valuing inclusivity means outlawing some points of view so as to welcome allRead More

Take Your Latin Honors to LinkedIn

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Olivia Daniels ’19, Daisy Jones ’19, Severine Stier ’19, and Emma Tayloe ’19 Much of what comprised Davidson’s 2018 graduation ceremony came as no surprise: the sea of middle-aged bodies shifting in flimsy, black folding chairs, the impending destruction of the meticulously maintained lawn, and President Carol Quillen’s overzealous callRead More

Gender Inclusive Housing Should Always Be Offered

Gender Inclusive Housing Should Always Be Offered

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Raven Hudson ’21 Photo by Olivia Forrester ’22 The housing lottery process has been going on for the past few weeks, as signalled by many a frantic Facebook post by rising seniors looking for a fourth apartment mate. There’s a quality to the procedure that’s kind of like house shopping.Read More

How to Acknowledge Davidson’s Queer History

How to Acknowledge Davidson’s Queer History

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Taylor Drake ’21 Photo by Phelps Moore ’22 There were a multitude of audience reactions to the drag show hosted by Union Board and Queers & Allies (Q&A) two weeks ago. Exuberant hoots, hollers, and “YASSSSS HONNEYY”’s as the Queens and Kings graced the runway in the 900 Room; collectiveRead More