Day in the life: Brendan Davison

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Brendan Davison is a senior political science and history major. He is the co-chair of the Young Democratic Socialists Association (YDSA), a political organization on campus. Davison can often be seen on campus with a flag in hand, which prompted him to write an article titled ¨Confessions of the William Jewell flag guy.¨

Here is a look at Davison’s busy schedule.

7 a.m. – Wake up time 

This process is a rather laborious one for Davison, seeing as he attempts to ignore his alarm clock for as long as he can before begrudgingly getting out of bed. Afterward Davison checks his social media and email. Davison´s new reason to check his email stems from the fact that he recently emailed multiple political organizations, both national and international, in order to ask for flags that represent their cause. Then Davison gets dressed and grabs the things he needs for his day, which sometimes includes a flag. 

8 a.m. – Breakfast in the cafeteria 

9 a.m. – Go to the debate room – where Davison has a cushy office that serves as the headquarters of YDSA – to do last minute assignments and read news articles.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Classes, with lunch in between

3 p.m. – Go back to the debate room, work on assignments, or waste time with YouTube.

4 p.m. – Davison usually enjoys reading articles or books, though most of the things he reads are for his classes. For his leisure reading Davison enjoys articles from the Jacobin Magazine or the Intercept. Davison also listens to ambient music at this time. 

5 p.m. – Dinner time 

6 p.m. – Readings for class or group meetings. YDSA meets Wednesdays. 

8 p.m. – Return to dorm room and tidy it up. 

9 p.m. – Shower and prepare for bed. 

10 p.m. – Get in bed and fall asleep reading or watching videos. 
Whenever he has free time Davison makes YouTube videos for his account SunflowerSocialist, canvases for Bernie Sanders and attends political demonstrations or events. He attends meetings of the local Democratic Socialists of America chapter a few times a month. On the weekends he works at HyVee.

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