- The Conscience as Justice: Guilt in The OresteiaSarah Gustafson
Sarah Gustafson (class of 2014) is from Wilton, Connecticut. Though Sarah has not yet declared a major, she hopes that her academic career will reflect and incorporate her love of ancient and modern languages and literature and also international studies. This past summer, with a national grant from the Sons of Italy Foundation, she studied in Italy to further these passions. A Belk Scholar, outside the classroom, Sarah is a Chidsey Leadership Fellow, 2011 Chair of the Student Government Elections Council, a CatsConnect Mentor, a 2011 Orientation Team Member, and lifelong ballerina. Her writing has been included in Davidson Collects: One Hundred Writers Respond to Art. She was also honored as a U.S. Department of Education Presidential Scholar in 2010. Sarah is an enthusiastic student in the Humanities Program in Western Civilization. Her essay was written for Professor Hansford Epes’s Humanities 150.
- Communism and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1930sJessica Barrick
Jessie Barrick (class of 2014) is from Hillsborough, North Carolina. She has not declared her major yet but plans to pursue her study of physics and Spanish. Jessie’s interest in the relationship between the Civil Rights Movement and Communism arose after reading Richard Wright’s novel Native Son in the eleventh grade. Her essay was written for Professor Wertheimer’s History 142: U.S. History since 1877.
- Al-Farabi’s Critique of KalamAmos McCandless
Amos McCandless (class of 2014) is a Theatre major from Concord, New Hampshire. He is interested in both the performance and technical aspects of theatre and plans on pursuing a career in one of those concentrations. In addition to theatre, Amos enjoys reading, writing, and hiking. Amos’ work was produced for Professor Peter Ahrensdorf’s Political Science 209: Medieval Political Theory.
- Slave Spirituals: History and ActivismKatie Wells
Katie Wells (class of 2014) hails from Flat Rock in the mountains of Western North Carolina. During her first year at Davidson, she discovered a passion for studying Chinese culture. In pursuit of this interest, Katie spent eight weeks this summer immersed in the language at Middlebury College Chinese Language School in Vermont. She hopes to major in East Asian Studies or Anthropology. Katie’s essay was written for Professor Nancy Fairley’s Anthropology 205: Ethnic Relations class.
- Things Are So Much Better Now: An Analysis of Topoi of Degree in John McWhorter’s Losing the RaceCameron Privott
Cameron Privott (class of 2014)is from Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Although he has yet to declare a major, he is almost certain that he will major in Biology with the intention of one day attending dental school. This year, Cameron is a resident advisor, a member of the Davidson College Elections Council, and the secretary of the College Republicans. In his spare time, Cameron enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with friends. Cameron’s work was produced in Professor Van E. Hillard’s Writing 101: American Racisms.