While Elon University might be working hard to increase racial and cultural diversity, as a university we still fall short of meeting the kind of racial and cultural ratio we should have if we are going to boast about our âglobal engagementâ. Coming to Elon I knew that I wouldnât be seeing as ...
Elon University prides itself as an institution that helps create global citizens. We can see aspects of this mindset in the required first year class âThe Global Experience,â International Station at Lakeside and various international studies and language programs across campus. But, when ...
Last weekend I had the privilege to learn about the research being done by undergraduates across the country.
Both viewers and participants in all forms of art and entertainment are drawn together by a singular live event that rarely escapes one’s memory.
The elevator was rising higher and higher, and my ears started to pop. When we reached the top we had a beautiful twilight view of the London skyline.
It was the home of so many firsts: first dates; first parties; first independence. I still remember that pizza parlor like it was yesterday. I still remember those igloos like I remember my childhood bedroom. But now, the place where so many of us grew from kids into adults is waddling off into the sunset.
I remember one of the first times someone called me a leader. I was the only freshman in the Alto II section of my choir class in high school.
Reaching out to minority groups enriches social and academic conversations on campus. It can help us fine-tune our minds to become better global ambassadors, understanding the influence of culture in academia.
Maybe you’ve seen yaks about it, heard chatter about it or been directly affected by its abstract presence, but the stereotypes in our greek community revolving around one “tier system” have simply got to go. For those of you who don’t understand (in which case I either applaud your ability to focus on what’s really important or urge you to get out from the rock you’re living under), the so-called “tier system” is built on the belief that, in Fraternity and Sorority Life, there is a totem-pole style ranking of coolness or widely-known reputation from one sorority/fraternity to another.
If you are a woman, please consider wearing a hijab on Thursday. It might not be comfortable, but being an ally rarely is. Last year was the first year Elon University participated in Hijab Day.
They say it’s not a Muslim ban. They say it’s a safety concern. They say this is all a preventive measure.
Black History is a living, breathing movement that our forebears started with hopes of cultivating a better environment for us. Their legacy is left to us. We, as in every human being, are capable of redirecting longstanding perceptions of race.
For students who had to struggle to get here or have struggled while here — including first-generation students — the graduation ceremony is more than just an orchestrated event, guaranteed to be given to you at the end of your four years. It’s something you and those who love you have fought incredibly hard for. It’s the culmination of more than four years of coursework. It’s a product of collective and unapologetic tenacity from you and those who have fought with you. So on the day of your undergraduate graduation, your invitation for family and friends is more than just an expectation.
Didn't hold the sign above my shirt because the two people on it put those problems below them. Now my city has to as well.
Dear Kathleen Parker, First, I’d like to thank you. The controversy around your visit to Elon University has at times made me so mad that I’ve actually gone to the gym to blow off steam.
College is a place where you come to have your views challenged, and where you can learn more about the world to form more educated opinions for yourself.
Maybe this is the new norm and I have to accept it. Silly me for thinking I was going to inherit a nation that was supposedly “indivisible,” as I robotically recited in the Pledge of Allegiance in grade school.
We all long for the chance to know where we came from. Not our hometown. Not our birthplace. But our heritage. My entire family is from Ghana — uncles, cousins and aunts, everyone.
Muhammad Ali was before my time...way before my time. But that is irrelevant. My parents were only three-years-old when he defeated Sony Liston for the heavyweight boxing title in 1964.