Columns

Learning from the mistakes of Rolling Stone

4/16/15 2:44pm

If you’re a journalist, a college student, a professor, a college administrator, or any participating member of society, you’ve probably heard about the epic misstep made by Rolling Stone’s editorial team in the reporting of a University of Virginia campus gang rape. “A Rape on Campus” was ...

Foreign language study should center on immersion

4/1/15 3:00pm

I have been enrolled in Spanish classes since 6th grade. Looking back on my foreign language education, I can say confidently that the way many other American children and I were taught Spanish needs a serious overhaul.  Spanish majors at Elon University are required to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country to apply the language in a native setting.

I am not a cat, do not call me like one

3/5/15 5:42pm

Smith Jackson, vice president for student life, sent an email Jan. 23 about an incident in which two males shouted racial and sexual slurs at a female Elon University student as they drove past her.

Doctors’ Orders: In memory of squirrels past

2/25/15 12:00pm

Doctor's Orders is a weekly satirical column in which two unprofessional, definitely fake doctors offer up prescriptions for their Phoenix patients.  Congratulations on surviving Icepocalypse 2015, now a time-honored Elon tradition.

Invest in Elon's future before its facilities

2/19/15 1:38pm

Bigger and better does not the best campus make — despite what Elon University would have you think. The latest in a series of dramatic transformations, plans for a new “Convocation Center,” a 5,000-seat stadium and gathering place, have been backed already by an $8 million donation.