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Alice Garner

Davidson Class of 2024 | Social Justice Activist

Welcome to my online portfolio, a place where I showcase my advocacy work surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion, from Davidson and beyond! Feel free to scroll down to view some of my videos highlighting my Davidson experience or click on the tabs above to see some of my relevant school work and experience.

 

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Study Abroad Fall 2022

Studying Abroad in Buenos Aires

From August to December, I studied abroad in Buenos Aires! I lived with a host family and took 4 intensive Spanish classes. Throughout my time there, I used my blog to actively reflect upon my time abroad. There, I delve into both academic and personal discoveries. Feel free to check out my posts below!

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Is Davidson worth it? | An Honest Q&A about Davidson College
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FitFoodieAl

Is Davidson worth it? | An Honest Q&A about Davidson College

Hello everyone! Welcome to a very honest question and answer about Davidson College (t.w.s/a mentioned) We get to the nitty gritty, the truth, the real stuff...for example, what's dating life like? How is the food *really*? Is Davidson *too* small? Is this school in the south racist? How are the parties? I'm here to give you the candid answer, unfiltered!!! As a woman of color, I never felt represented within the admission office. Whenever I was on tour or going to an info session, there was never anyone who looked like me, who could really offer me the truth about what a PWI is like in the South as a WOC. I hope this video helps you inform your decision if Davidson is the right fit for you! If you have any questions or comments, please reach out at algarner@davidson.edu!!! To look at my exposition, please click here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RdwDRzpXQvlDnDajhHOWL7_hADaCnwmVObg0G4XHjcs/edit?usp=sharing New to my channel? Welcome! My name is Al and I make vlogs in my free time! I LOVE vlogging my life (my high school senior superlative was most likely to vlog her life) YAY! I am a current Davidson student (Class of 2024). I am social justice activist, Africana Major, and am plant-based. Time Stamps 0:00 - Preview 0:25 - Why I’m Making This Video 1:00 - About Me (major, clubs and orgs, podcast, activism) 2:14 - My Second-Year Experience in a Nutshell 3:10 - My Mentors at Davidson College 3:48 - Second-Year Classes ACADEMICS 3:54 - What is Africana Studies? Why is it useful? 4:56 - How Africana Studies Changed My Life Direction 5:26 - Is there grade deflation? SOCIAL LIFE 6:04 - How do you manage a social and academic life? 7:03 - How do you set boundaries? 7:25 - Is Davidson “too” small? 7:47 - Pros of a small school (academics, activism, friendships) 9:18 - Cons of a small school (conflicts, “highschool-like,” isolating) 9:56 - Have you found your people? (activists, mentorship) 10:29 - Advice for making genuine friendships 11:06 - How involved are people with Greek Life? The toxic “party” culture within PCC that I wished I had known… 12:39 - Vibrant Social Life for Non-PCC People, defining your own version of going out 13:47 - What are eating houses? 14:40 - My experience not being in an eating house as an Asian woman 15:24 - Why I do not support eating house culture 15:30 - How is the party life on campus? Is there a pressure to engage in substances? 16:03 - How safe is Davidson college? (at night, on the weekends) 17:01 - How is the dating scene? How is the hook-up culture? 17:55 - How did you find your “group”? Put yourself out there! FOOD 18:17 - How is it being vegan at Davidson? (what i do for meals) 19:26 - How is the food in general at Davidson? (to learn the food hacks, follow @althefooodie for more!) BEING A WOMAN OF COLOR ON CAMPUS 19:56 - How has your experience honestly been as a woman of color on campus? 20:42 - Getting cyberbullied on campus (context in my Davidson Activist video) 21:15 - How being at a southern institution has shaped my activism work FINAL REFLECTIONS 21:44 - How Davidson has changed me 22:34 - Message to you 23:29 - The honest truth --- You can check out some of my recent videos here: Kolla in Argentina: https://youtu.be/60GizdLsd8A Week in My Life at Davidson: https://youtu.be/DWykjpckONA My 5AM Routine: https://youtu.be/pTD7bq_xa-c --- Davidson Specific Videos: Dear Davidson Activists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Kbd... Davidson First-Year Experience: https://youtu.be/lKEt4Htp1IY My Lived Experience as a Chinese Adoptee: https://youtu.be/-Vu2i-9u864 Vlog My Life (First-Year): https://youtu.be/9k_Mpoc_vhE Day in the Life (First-Year): https://youtu.be/OQ6JfCBXupU Davidson Room Tour (Chidsey Hall): https://youtu.be/iXoe2RSS0C0 Davidson Room Tour (Sentelle Hall): Week in My Life at Davidson (Second-Year, first semester): https://youtu.be/HLurhLOtxZM Week in My Life at Davidson (Second-Year, second semester): https://youtu.be/DWykjpckONA My 5AM Routine at Davidson (Second-Year, second semester): https://youtu.be/pTD7bq_xa-c --- Check out my online portfolio here: alicegarner.com Check out my podcast: From the Underground - https://anchor.fm/alice-garner Food Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/althefooodie/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/alice.g... Have questions about Davidson? Email me at: algarner@davidson.edu
Sentelle Dorm Tour @ Davidson College (single room!)
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FitFoodieAl

Sentelle Dorm Tour @ Davidson College (single room!)

Hello everyone! Welcome to another dorm tour, this time, of Sentelle Hall (on dorm row, the most central place on campus!) I moved this past semester from Chidsey Hall, so now I have a single (the only one in Sentelle)! I hope you all enjoy! New to my channel? Welcome! My name is Al and I make vlogs in my free time! I LOVE vlogging my life (my high school senior superlative was most likely to vlog her life) YAY! I am a current Davidson student (Class of 2024). I am social justice activist, Africana Major, and am plant-based. --- You can check out some of my recent videos here: Kolla in Argentina: https://youtu.be/60GizdLsd8A Week in My Life at Davidson: https://youtu.be/DWykjpckONA My 5AM Routine: https://youtu.be/pTD7bq_xa-c Day in my Life at Davidson: https://youtu.be/g8onVFL2CDE --- Davidson Specific Videos: Dear Davidson Activists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Kbd... Davidson First-Year Experience: https://youtu.be/lKEt4Htp1IY My Lived Experience as a Chinese Adoptee: https://youtu.be/-Vu2i-9u864 Vlog My Life (First-Year): https://youtu.be/9k_Mpoc_vhE Day in the Life (First-Year): https://youtu.be/OQ6JfCBXupU Davidson Room Tour (Chidsey Hall): https://youtu.be/iXoe2RSS0C0 Week in My Life at Davidson (Second-Year, first semester): https://youtu.be/HLurhLOtxZM Week in My Life at Davidson (Second-Year, second semester): https://youtu.be/DWykjpckONA My 5AM Routine at Davidson (Second-Year, second semester): https://youtu.be/pTD7bq_xa-c --- Check out my online portfolio here: alicegarner.com Check out my podcast: From the Underground - https://anchor.fm/alice-garner Food Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/althefooodie/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/alice.g... Have questions about Davidson? Email me at: algarner@davidson.edu
Day in the Life at Davidson College | Habits, workout routine, going to formal
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FitFoodieAl

Day in the Life at Davidson College | Habits, workout routine, going to formal

Hello everyone! Welcome to a day in my life! Follow me as I wake up at 5am, workout, go to classes, do yoga, go to an admitted students event, study, have lunch with friends, go to formal AND MORE! #davidson #davidsoncollege #college #dayinmylife Time Stamps 0:00 - Intro 0:11 - My Workout Routine (5am) 0:45 - Agenda for the Day 1:01 - GRWM (breakfast, shower, cleaning) 2:17 - About Me (my podcast, clubs & orgs I'm involved in, schedule) 3:02 - Instilling habits (cold showers, meditating, prostrations) 3:44 - What it's like being plant-based at Davidson 4:15 - OOTD 4:36 - Studying + ordering lunch 5:13 - Admitted Students Event 5:34 - Lunch with CHASE 6:25 - Elevating marginalized voices with my podcast 7:28 - Care package from my mom! 7:50 - Welcome Vanessa!!! 8:15 - Dinner + Social Justice Event 8:42 - International Students Formal 8:46 - Outro New to my channel? Welcome! My name is Al and I make vlogs in my free time! I LOVE vlogging my life (my high school senior superlative was most likely to vlog her life) YAY! I am a current Davidson student (Class of 2024). I am social justice activist, Africana Major, and am plant-based. --- You can check out some of my recent videos here: Kolla in Argentina: https://youtu.be/60GizdLsd8A Week in My Life at Davidson: https://youtu.be/DWykjpckONA My 5AM Routine: https://youtu.be/pTD7bq_xa-c --- Davidson Specific Videos: Dear Davidson Activists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7KbdwbYDnc Davidson First-Year Experience: https://youtu.be/lKEt4Htp1IY My Lived Experience as a Chinese Adoptee: https://youtu.be/-Vu2i-9u864 Vlog My Life (First-Year): https://youtu.be/9k_Mpoc_vhE Day in the Life (First-Year): https://youtu.be/OQ6JfCBXupU Davidson Room Tour (Chidsey Hall): https://youtu.be/iXoe2RSS0C0 Week in My Life at Davidson (Second-Year, first semester): https://youtu.be/HLurhLOtxZM Week in My Life at Davidson (Second-Year, second semester): https://youtu.be/DWykjpckONA My 5AM Routine at Davidson (Second-Year, second semester): https://youtu.be/pTD7bq_xa-c --- Check out my online portfolio here: alicegarner.com Check out my podcast: From the Underground - https://anchor.fm/alice-garner Food Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/althefooodie/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/alice.garner?si=c280800be9c74cd2 Have questions about Davidson? Email me at: algarner@davidson.edu --- Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danger-lion-x/the-street-market License code: HGJGYH3OZOJ1BAW5
Davidson College Advice: My First-Year Experience (Alice Garner ‘24)
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FitFoodieAl

Davidson College Advice: My First-Year Experience (Alice Garner ‘24)

Hi everyone! Want to know what Davidson is like? In this video, I talk candidly about what my first-year experience was like. I give advice about classes, teachers, how to balance an academic and social life, food, and what it's like at a small school. Additionally, I speak about my own experience as a woman of color and the ways I actively engage in anti-racist work and how students can incite change on campus!! *disclaimer & reminder that this video is solely my own personal experience and reflection* #davidson #college #wildcat Time stamps: - 0:00 - Welcome CLASSES/OFFICE HOURS - 0:47 - WebTree and classes - 1:22- Go out of your comfort zone! (my experience with Africana) - 2:07- Check "Rate My Professor" before signing up for classes - 2:27 - Make use of the Add/Drop period! - 3:07 - Utilize Office Hours, why it's important. - 3:55 - My personal experience with office hours SCHEDULE - 4:48 - How to determine the "ideal schedule" - 5:45 - Align your class schedule with your ideal sleep & work schedule - 5:54 - My first semester schedule - 6:00 - My second semester schedule TIME MANAGEMENT - 6:12 - How to Time Manage at Davidson - 6:18 - My experience being Humanities focused (juggling the reading load) - 7:04 - Academic atmosphere at Davidson (competitive or not?) - 7:55 - How I managed my time (personal way) SOCIAL AND ACADEMIC LIFE - 8:51 - Balancing a social life with an academic life - 9:16 - Trial & error is the best kind of way to learn managing a new college schedule - 10:15 - My motto for balancing a Davidson life: everything will work out in some shape or form - 11:53 - The social scene at Davidson (peer pressure or no?)' DAVIDSON'S A SMALL SCHOOL! - 12:27 - Is Davidson "too" small? - 12:46 - Why I enjoy having a small school! (personal experience) - 13:37 - Get out of your comfort zone. Trust me, take my advice - 13:55 - Don't lose opportunities to possibly meet life-long friends. FRIENDSHIPS AT COLLEGE - 14:22 - Don't force friendships - 14:27 - My experience with friends and friend groups during my first semester - 15:00 - Ignore expectations, just take it one moment at a time and embrace everything. - 15:44 - Getting "all-socialed-out" FOOD - 16:25 - Food experience at Davidson as a Pescatarian - 16:30 - Commons tips (follow @althefoodie on Instagram) - 17:13 - Food routine, where I eat in a day CLUBS AND ORGS - 17:24 - Clubs and Organizations on Campus! - 17:35 - Engaging in anti-racist work on campus (resources + my journey) - 17:50 - All of my involvements on campus (clubs and organizations) ANTI-RACIST WORK/MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES - 19:09 - Engage in anti-racist work on campus: my mission as POC woman - 19:34 - My personal experience as a woman POC on campus - 19:48 - Reflection upon this semester as a woman of color - 20:22 - Why it's so important to find your community at Davidson (affinity organizations listed below) - 20:52 - The Davidson community has allowed me to find my identity MAKING A CHANGE AT DAVIDSON - 21:32 - The ability to incite change at Davidson! - 21:58 - Why you need to meet with Carol Quillen. SPEAK OUT! BE HEARD! (meeting with Carol Quillen twice! ~a personal experience~ and why I recommend it) - 23:01 - How to get involved with clubs/orgs on campus - 23:06 - Why you should wait until second semester to get heavily involved) MAKE SURE TO PUT YOUR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH FIRST - 24:05 - Remember to take time for yourself #selfcare - 24:35 - Know what makes you happy & do it (personal experience) FINALE - 25:09 - Final thoughts, what I have gained from my first year at college at Davidson. - 26:19 - Reach out to me! My email & Patio info. --- New to my channel? Welcome! My name is Al and I make vlogs in my free time! I LOVE vlogging my life (my high school senior superlative was most likely to vlog her life) YAY! I am a current Davidson student (Class of 2024). --- You can check out some of my other videos here: Davidson First-Year Experience: https://youtu.be/lKEt4Htp1IY My Lived Experience as a Chinese Adoptee: https://youtu.be/-Vu2i-9u864 Vlog My Life (First-Year): https://youtu.be/9k_Mpoc_vhE Day in the Life (First-Year): https://youtu.be/OQ6JfCBXupU Davidson Room Tour (Second-Year): https://youtu.be/iXoe2RSS0C0 Week in My Life at Davidson (Second-Year): https://youtu.be/HLurhLOtxZM --- SOCIALS + CONTACT INFO Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/althefooodie/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/alice.garner?si=c280800be9c74cd2 Podcast: https://anchor.fm/alice-garner Have questions about Davidson? Email me at: algarner@davidson.edu
A Week in My Life at Davidson College | First day of classes, cake race, moving in
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FitFoodieAl

A Week in My Life at Davidson College | First day of classes, cake race, moving in

Hello everyone! Welcome, if you've never seen my channel before! My name is Alice Garner and I'm a second-year at Davidson College! I started making Youtube videos for fun over Christmas break (I did all of Vlogmas) but then I just decided to stick with it! I am from Vermont and I'm adopted from China. I made weekly videos over the summer to document my self-growth journey and now I love vlogging my life at Davidson!! At Davidson, I am an intended Africana and Hispanics double major and I am involved in the Student Initiative for Academic Diversity, Honor Council, Tour Guiding, Club Swimming, Rusk Eating House, Spanish in Davidson Elementary School Program, the Pan Asian Student Association E-Board, the STRIDE Mentorship program, and I am an intern for Patio (an app to connect you with other first-years and students on campus). If you want to learn more about me and what I do on campus, why I chose Davidson, advice for first-years, make sure to check out my "First-Year Experience" video here: https://youtu.be/lKEt4Htp1IY If you are an incoming first-year or a prospective student and have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at algarner@davidson.edu I would love to chat! #davidson #wildcat #college --- You can check out my Davidson-specific videos: Davidson First-Year Experience: https://youtu.be/lKEt4Htp1IY Vlog My Life (First-Year): https://youtu.be/9k_Mpoc_vhE Day in the Life (First-Year): https://youtu.be/OQ6JfCBXupU Davidson Room Tour (Second-Year): https://youtu.be/iXoe2RSS0C0 -- Time Stamps - 0:00 - Intro, leaving home... - 1:40 - Welcome to Davidson, already locked out of my room! - 2:09 - Gym with NasssS - 2:32 - No masks anymore on campus? - 3:05 - Bloody Nose check!!! - 3:44 - Base Belk IS LIFE! - 4:01 - Where's izzy.... - 4:03 - My favorite spot on campus! - 4:25 - My favorite vlogger is Bimal. - 4:43 - Honor Council SQUAD - 4:55 - Spending 2 hours in da vail commons.... - 5:44 - #tums - 6:52 -Party in the Library - 7:06 - My favorite Coms Table..... - 7:14 - How I organize my life, school, assignments: Outlook, Notion - 9:17 - FDOCCCCCC (first day of classes!) - 12:31 - Gym check, let's go. - 13:05 - Commons here we come! - 13:44 - Cake Race 2021! - 14:04 - DILF - 14:25 - A little montage of what's going on in my life! (recuperating, hanging out with friends, shopping, practicing self-care!) --- SOCIALS + CONTACT INFO Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/althefooodie/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/alice.garner?si=c280800be9c74cd2 Podcast: https://anchor.fm/alice-garner Have questions about Davidson? Email me at: algarner@davidson.edu
A Week in My Life at Davidson College | Going home, resetting, self care
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FitFoodieAl

A Week in My Life at Davidson College | Going home, resetting, self care

Sometimes you just need to take time for ourself. In this vlog, I candidly talk about how my second-year at Davidson is going, how to practice self-care, and how important it is to love yourself and put yourself and your own mental health first! You matter. --- Thumbnails: 0:00 - Montage of Davidson/Vermont, Weeks 3-6, practicing self-care, spending time with friends, the Davidson life 4:37 - Real Talk: how I really have been doing, how to put yourself first, how to care for yourself 10:42 - Outro! --- New to my channel? Welcome! My name is Al and I make vlogs in my free time! I LOVE vlogging my life (my high school senior superlative was most likely to vlog her life) YAY! I am a current Davidson student (Class of 2024). --- You can check out some of my other videos here: Davidson First-Year Experience: https://youtu.be/lKEt4Htp1IY My Lived Experience as a Chinese Adoptee: https://youtu.be/-Vu2i-9u864 Vlog My Life (First-Year): https://youtu.be/9k_Mpoc_vhE Day in the Life (First-Year): https://youtu.be/OQ6JfCBXupU Davidson Room Tour (Second-Year): https://youtu.be/iXoe2RSS0C0 Week in My Life at Davidson (Second-Year): https://youtu.be/HLurhLOtxZM --- SOCIALS + CONTACT INFO Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/althefooodie/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/alice.garner?si=c280800be9c74cd2 Podcast: https://anchor.fm/alice-garner Have questions about Davidson? Email me at: algarner@davidson.edu

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