Some of the most inspirational and stimulating events at Davidson take place during the Martin Luther King Day series. A schedule of lectures, discussions, performances, and activities that commemorate Dr. King’s legacy.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
For me, the highlight of this year’s MLK celebration was the convocation speech on Tuesday. The keynote speaker was civil rights activist, educator, poet, and writer Continue reading →
I finished my first semester of my sophomore year strong and turned my focus back to my work in Baltimore. I hurried home on December 15th to make it to an Advocacy Work Shop for the Baltimore City Public Schools on the 16th. Turns out it was a good decision to leave a day early because it snowed all day on the 16th. But unfortunately, the snow meant that the workshop was canceled.
Nevertheless, I had little trouble finding stuff to do. On Saturday night my high school’s choir was hosting its annual winter concert. With the auditorium filled up half an hour before the performance even started I couldn’t help but feel the collective pride in the room. With so many public schools cutting their funding of the arts I was so thankful that the legacy of the City choir appeared to be nowhere near in danger.
So, my 1st semester went pretty well by most accounts . . . except mine. Call me a high achiever, or an OCD Grades guy, but I expected more out of myself. Now, thats not to say I spent all my break beating myself up about it. They were good, solid, grades . . . honest! I even completely surprised myself in a one class, but I underperformed in another and that doesn’t sit well with me. So with that in mind, I committed myself to cultivating the 3 R’s of my WinterBreak: Relax, Rejuvenate, Refocus. Continue reading →