For students who had to struggle to get here or have struggled while here â including first-generation students â the graduation ceremony is more than just an orchestrated event, guaranteed to be given to you at the end of your four years. Itâs something you and those who love you have fought ...
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.
It’s been an interesting couple weeks for Emory University. After chalk messages supporting Republican frontrunner Donald Trump appeared on various walkways of the Atlanta university, a number of conservative students responded with anti-Trump protests, believing the messages represented a legitimate threat to their safety and to the state of inclusivity at their campus.
For North Carolina lawmakers, the goal for this upcoming year is simple: silence whistleblowers and stifle cries of injustice.
At each of the four blood drives that I have attempted to donate blood at, there has been a unique issue preventing me from accomplishing this task.
On March 3rd, Governor Pat McCrory signed a new state law that questions equality among all.
Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute and former CEO of CNN and Editor of Time Magazine, was at Elon University on Thursday for Spring Convocation.
The proliferation of mobile devices has brought several major advantages. An iPhone can be used to take photos, offer driving directions, send text messages and emails, record videos and so much more.
This past weekend, I took a flight from California back to North Carolina. It was a long flight already, but with the delay and the three-hour time difference, we could have mistaken it for a trip overseas. During our layover in San Francisco, I shuffled around with my overpacked suitcase, trying to spot two seats in the waiting area that were side-by-side, to enable my husband and I to sit together during our wait.
At the beginning of the semester, I was shocked when I read the syllabi of two of my classes and saw that students were not allowed to use laptops in class.
We’ve all seen the political cartoons: A group of Millennials, maybe at a party or on an airplane or subway, have their eyes on their phones instead of each other. The point?
Texting can be a pain. Sometimes you forget to respond to an urgent request, or the four group texts you’re a part of are blowing up nonstop when you’re in class.
The other day, to help with an article she was writing for one of her classes, a friend of mine sat down with me and asked me if I had ever used counseling services at Elon. As we sat in the crowded Moseley Student Center, I felt myself look around the room cautiously before quietly answering “Yes.” I have been using counseling services on and off ever since I first got to Elon.
I know you have a lot to accomplish over this week, and perhaps some fun traveling and sightseeing, or even service to experience.
Last week’s third annual Elon Day was highly successful; according to the Elon Day website, the University raised a record-breaking $955,000 through the contributions of donors and attendees.