Perspectives

Valuing the Western Tradition through Humanities

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The Merits of a Canonical Curriculum Wells King ‘16 and Daniel Samet ‘16 Guest contributors  Our Davidson educations are invaluable. They have gifted us with an insatiable curiosity and a foundation of knowledge on which to explore the world. One of the highlights of our formative years at Davidson wasRead More

How to Disagree in Politics: Thinking Deeper

How to Disagree in Politics: Thinking Deeper

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Matthew LeBar ‘19 I’m the chair for the Center for Political Engagement, or CPE, an organization intended to bring together people with different political and moral worldviews to learn from each other. But taking seriously the nature of those differences rather than falling back on simplistic models is crucial, andRead More

We Create Culture

We Create Culture

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By Alyssa Tirrell ‘22 The reports of suspected drink tampering escalated on Saturday, September 8th with the closure of Armfield. Throughout that evening, sitting in the lounge with my hallmates, the instances were a main point of conversation. As first years, our limited knowledge of the culture of Davidson, combined withRead More

Sharing Space

Sharing Space

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By Langley Hoyt ‘19 The houses that have been in Enderly Park for many years are separated, if at all, by chain-link fences. These fences are good for growing flowers or tomato plants, and they are open in a way that allows neighbors to reach across and speak to each other.Read More

Register to Vote in Davidson

Register to Vote in Davidson

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By Carl Sukow ‘21 I’ll be the first to admit it: in election years, the simple phrase “remember to register!” becomes meaningless. Despite its noble sentiment, sheer repetition of this phrase turns it into nothing more than a soundbite, a drone to which even the politically engaged become numb. Although mostRead More