Perspectives

Pay Attention to ICE’s Entrenchment in Our Communities

Pay Attention to ICE’s Entrenchment in Our Communities

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Itziri Gonzalez-Barcenas ’19 On February 5th, like any other Tuesday morning, the alarm on my phone rang. The world outside was quiet and somber. After fighting sleep for a few minutes, I finally woke up and checked my agenda to see what lay ahead that day. I got ready, thenRead More

We Should Hold our Eating House Members Accountable

We Should Hold our Eating House Members Accountable

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Erica Miller ’19 (Response to Julia Cardwell ’19) Every spring semester, there are calls to stop the algorithm or to reevaluate its method at the least. We hear the stories of the girls not getting their top choice, heartbroken and defeated Self-Selection morning because they didn’t get to join theRead More

Reflect On Our Past Before Planning For the Future

Reflect On Our Past Before Planning For the Future

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Bry Reed ’20 Each year, the Student Government Association (SGA) election season rolls in full force as bulletin boards across campus become prime advertising space. Glossy, vibrant posters featuring the faces of smiling candidates line our walls with promises of a better future for Davidson College if we make theRead More

Let’s Provide Students with Affordable Textbooks: Emmitt Sklar ’21

Let’s Provide Students with Affordable Textbooks: Emmitt Sklar ’21

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Above the smiling cardboard cutouts of Steph Curry and Davidson Grandparent mugs, the overpriced textbooks sit in the Davidson College Store.  I went over there the first week of the semester to pick up my textbooks. I have 17 books. All together, used and rented, they cost about $320.  AccordingRead More

We Should Trust the Algorithm

We Should Trust the Algorithm

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Julia Cardwell ’19 Let’s turn back time to January 30th, 2016, around 6:15am. I was a first year—youthful, bullish, not yet beaten down by the continuous walks up and down the hill and the copious B-pluses that never seem to tip the scale to an A—and I picked up theRead More