Columns

BENSON: Please ignore the fraternity and sorority tier system

2/21/17 8:00pm

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 ...

NTIM: We all must honor black history

2/8/17 9:45am

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.

DAHAL: Traditions can change

10/12/16 5:24pm

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.

An open letter to Kathleen Parker

7/27/16 11:57am

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. 

"It's unfair, but that was my reality."

7/13/16 7:46pm

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.

Free speech protests at Emory demonstrate necessity of civil conversation

4/7/16 10:00am

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.

Hotline Fling: Drop the phone

3/30/16 8:47am

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.

Campus Voices: Revisit what it means to be neighborly

3/30/16 8:46am

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.