Why I care about divestment
When people unite behind a cause, even if their motives are similar, each person’s reason for caring, their passion, is usually a product of their own background or personal experiences. I would like to share my reason, one of many, for supporting divestment.
The case against divestment
I believe in environmental stewardship. Climate change is undeniable, and we must find innovative, human-centric ways (it’s not an oxymoron--I’ll get to this later) to reduce greenhouse gas emission domestically and globally. I support progressive policies that benefit renewable energy industries and reasonably regulate fossil fuel industries.
A few weeks ago, I made the decision not to go home for Thanksgiving. I decided this after checking the price of airline tickets, my list of assignments and the reality that I have spent six months away from home – what are three weeks more? I was then invited to travel home with one of my closest friends to celebrate with her family.
Rally for our flags!
Who has 9 and 1/2 toes and a dispute with RLO? This guy. About two months ago, my RA, acting on orders from a Director of Residence Life, requested that I remove the flag hanging from my window. As a gay student who felt uncomfortable his freshman year, I and other LGBT identifying students felt publicly visible rainbow flags could do Davidson some good.
The merry miracle
On my 10th birthday, I begged my mom to stay home instead of going to an afterschool English tutoring center and quickly learned that the world does not stop to celebrate my birthday. Since then, I have received presents and monetary rewards but have not had a birthday party.
Semester in Review
Take a deep breath, Davidson: we’re nearly there. We have reached the glorious homestretch of cookie breaks, de-stress fests, midnight shrieking and—well, yes—final exams. In these next few days that will seem to both drag on and fly by, count on experiencing some of the most distinctly Davidson moments, as steep academic expectations are tempered by the communal resolve to push through, all in an environment that allows integrity and honor to shine.
Majors and minors, oh my!
I came to Davidson thinking I would be a math major. With roughly 25 majors available, not to mention the countless double major, minor, and concentration combinations, the choice is extremely difficult; however, I was convinced that I should be a math major.
Organizing student power for real change
In April, the Divest Davidson campaign announced itself through a piece submitted to the Davidsonian. Titled “Abandon Ship!,” the article made the case that our school should not only be working to locally reduce carbon emissions, but also to sell any investments it has in fossil fuel companies.
Junie B. Jones and selfless service
These little kids are like smiley drunken adults, perpetually staggering around with grins on their faces: red, sweaty, egocentric, needy, and filter-less. They love to lean on you and go limp (my mother called it noodling). And they think they’re clever, as if as a child I never asked a friend their name, favorite color, and the opposite of down: Andrew blue up.
Here we are
A recent op-ed in this paper called for more contributions from science majors, who are apparently underrepresented in the perspectives section. The article wrongly concluded that an inability or unwillingness of science majors to write is to blame for the paucity of submissions.
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