This Thanksgiving holiday I had much to be thankful for. 1) Safe Travels - Two weeks agothe Baltimore Ravens played the Atlanta Falcons on a Thursday night in Atlanta. Spontaneously, a buddy of mine bought us tickets online and next thing I knew we were leaving Davidson for the 8:30 p.m. game in Atlanta. We left around 3 p.m. , made it to Fatt Matt’s Rib Shack by 7:30, enjoyed a fantastic meal, and got to our seats shortly after kickoff.
Look, I know…this semester, I really am living the dream. Who wouldn’t want to travel around Spain and other parts of Europe and learn about history and architecture and other forms of art and literature and pass it off as “school”???? [If you answered no to that, I don't believe you...]
Yes, I’ve been here for two months and I’m just going exploring. Okay let me explain. I’ve been exploring tons of times, but I’ve only really REALLY explored the areas around my house and the university and nearby things. Yesterday, however, me and some of my friends (Spaniards included!) went on a walk around the city to see some of the cool things.
Here’s a list of the coolest 3 things we saw: Continue reading
Yesterday was “Dia de Medicina” (Medicine Day). To be honest, I’m not sure WHY it was Medicine day, but I do know that all of the Pre-Med and Med students dressed up in lab coats which were splattered with paint and markers and ran through the streets happy and drunk. They started at 8am and didn’t stop until around 5am the next morning. It was a marathon. Continue reading
“I’ve found a center here that I wouldn’t have found if I went to a school that was going to make things easy for me, “ I say this now to my roommate, Anika Forrest, as we sit starring at our laptops and the mountains of work piled up around us in our living room. She stops and looks at me with a smile and we laugh. Anika and I are the Davidson roommate love story. Living together since our freshman year at Davidson, Anika has seen me wrestle with finding my place here for four years now. Continue reading
Oh, the benefits of studying international politics in the city where global politics actually happens! Last week, our International Organizations class had the unique and fascinating opportunity to visit the US Mission in Geneva, where we heard first-hand accounts of how American foreign policy is conducted. In two hours, five diplomats and representatives from various organizations and offices bombarded us with information – and a few advertisements for jobs in the Foreign Service.
The US Mission is basically the “home base” from which Continue reading
As I boarded my 4:30 flight to Baltimore on Friday afternoon, September 10th I sent an update to my facebook profile: “Back to Baltimore. It’s time to win an election.” On the outside, I never spoke of defeat, it was not even option. But on the inside, I had no clue what our chances were. In a small citywide election getting polling data would have put us back $20k…$20k that we could spend winning the election.
By the time I made it to our office around 7 I was ready to hit the ground running. Continue reading
I figure it’s only fair that I give a well-rounded view of Davidson’s study abroad opportunities, and to that purpose, I thought I’d report on some of the other abroad programs that my friends are on. With all my opportunities to travel, I’ve visited many Davidson friends throughout Europe, and heard accounts and opinions of numerous programs. To keep this short, I’ll mention three of them here.
Last weekend I visited two Davidson friends in Vienna studying with International Education of Students (IES), an organization that offers many programs around the world. In Vienna, students have a chance to pick from dozens of courses in many different fields, unlike the very discipline-directed program I’m on. The Vienna program is particularly known for its music classes, and Continue reading