Category: Campus Commentary

Jake Blount: A “New” Kind of Fiddle Player

Every year, Dr. Lawing brings several Appalachian and folk-inspired musicians to Davidson for a concert series. This year, as a part of this series, Dr. Lawing invited Jake Blount to perform. And boy was it a treat! Blount specializes in Black and indigenous music from the southeastern United States. He also has a degree in …

The Cake: A Lesson on Empathy and Bigotry in the South

The Cake is a play written by Bekah Brunstetter in 2017, following the controversy surrounding the Masterpiece Cake Shop. The shop’s owner, a Christian, declined to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple citing his religious beliefs. The play follows a similar premise. In it, Bekah introduces the audience to Della, a southern, Christian …

Anthony Foxx: Rebuilding Southern Infrastructure

Intimacy and Federalism Growing up around Charlotte, I was familiar with the name Anthony Foxx, but all I knew about him was that he had been Charlotte’s mayor. Through my involvement with the Davidson Democrats, I heard that he was coming to Davidson. My friend mentioned that he had been head of the Department of …