Pajamas are on, oysters have been properly eaten (raw on the half shell of course), and Jimmy Stewart is wishing he had never been born. Christmas Eve can properly commence. At the Stricklands it has slowly become a tradition to watch It’s a Wonderful Life after having our usual appetizer extravaganza dinner including shrimps, oysters, and more cheese and crackers than you can shake a stick at. But this year I mixed it up a little bit Continue reading
Do you remember that time you were in and out of the hospital for a month and your grade slipped in Geometry, resulting in that unsightly “C” on your transcript? Or do you remember that Continue reading
As a Bonner Scholar, each student is required to find a service site where the majority of his or her service commitment will be fulfilled. Volunteering weekly and having service learning as an integral part of my Davidson experience has been irreplaceable. Since freshman year my service site as been at the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. I volunteer with the program formally known as LEARNWorks, but often affectionately referred to as little Ada.
LEARNWorks provides resources Continue reading
Practice challenges me every single day, but I look forward to the challenge because I know I’m going to be surrounded by people that are just as driven as I am to improve their times. Both my teammates and my coaches Continue reading
“I will never go to school in the south,” I declared, embarking on the first day of a seemingly never-ending college search. I continued my rant to my parents about the most important part of any college search, the cuisine, that “I did not like green collards and ham, I will not like them as I cram, I would not like them anywhere Iwas at, I will not go south and that was that!”
So how did I end up here?
This beautifully lit up scene is what greeted me as I landed in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving Break. The six hour flight was made worth while by the sheer beauty of the city, full of life, that greeted me. Of course, home was also a temporary relief from the end-of-semester Grind that followed me all the way to the LAX Tarmac as I churned out page after page of essays. The grind was Continue reading
Barcelona: The land with soccer gods, tons of Americans and American festivities, kebabs, beautiful water, and amazing art.
I got to Barcelona late Friday night so my friends and I hung out and regained our energy for our full day of site seeing on Saturday. We visited the Picasso Museum and saw one of my favorite paintings (his interpretation of Las Meninas)… Continue reading
The Thanksgiving Holiday offered me (and I’m sure plenty of other students) a much needed break. I spent the week before Turkey Day preparing for the FreeWord Fall Showcase. FreeWord is Davidson’s premier slam poetry group on campus. At the end of every semester we have a campus-wide show that features the works of all the FreeWord Poets. In our second year Continue reading