Editorials

When college registration kicks you in the class

11/20/13 11:42am

Laptops slamming closed in disgust, incessant complaining between friends, frantic emails to teachers and department heads and swear words ringing out across dorms are some of the side effects of class registration at Elon University.

‘Poor’ doesn’t mean ‘unworthy of respect’

10/2/13 6:20pm

“The world has become an idolator of this god called money.” Pope Francis spoke these words a week ago, in an off-script speech to 20,000 out-of-work, increasingly desperate men and women in Sardinia, off the coast of Italy.

The future can wait: Elon needs to build for now

9/25/13 10:21am

Catapulted by its ambitious construction plans, determined academic initiatives and a revitalized campus and athletics, Elon University has risen through the ranks throughout the past two decades to sit deservedly as the No.

Teach for America the quick fix, not the solution

9/11/13 1:28pm

It’s no secret by now that changes are happening in the North Carolina education system. As part of a sweeping overhaul of public schools across the state, North Carolina teachers have seen their benefits slashed, numbers reduced and a whopping $500 million drained from the public education budget. In the last few months, 2,800 jobs have been cut from education, 850 of which were teaching positions.

Your Elon guide: books, bricks and Biscuitville

8/23/13 2:37pm

Right now, rising freshmen across the nation are hearing the same college advice from every ex-alum to ever step foot in a dorm: Talk to your professors, get along with your roommate, plan your time well, et cetera. But you’re not just coming to college, you’re coming to Elon University.

Anonymous Elon Twitter accounts: #stereotypical

4/24/13 5:42pm

Who doesn’t love a shout-out from @ElonGDIProblems addressing Jesus as “Everyone’s favorite GDI”? There are tons of anonymous Twitter accounts focused on Elon University’s campus culture, and, let’s face it, they’re witty and entertaining and we probably scroll a little slower when a tweet from @ElonConfessions appears on our feed. Last month, @Elon_Black_Prob tweeted, “Just because the professor mentioned diversity doesn’t mean you all stop writing typing and texting to look at the lone black person.” Two weeks ago, @TheElonGay tweeted, “Stop what you’re doing and go pet the cats/bunnies/puppies outside Moseley!

Check your facts before spreading the word

4/11/13 8:30am

After news broke of a North Carolina resolution claiming the state can make its own laws regarding the establishment of religion — one that would question the federal government’s authority to decide what is constitutional — email inboxes overflowed with complaints, comment boards became saturated with concerned citizens and watercooler conversations were abuzz. At Elon University, many students were misled by the influx of media reports from credible media outlets and social media sources.

Religious diversity needs student support to thrive

2/9/13 1:46pm

Elon University prides itself on more than academic excellence. In addition to the lessons we learn inside the elegant brick buildings, students are encouraged to become socially conscious, global citizens. Fostering religious tolerance is a crucial part of Elon’s pledge to promote diversity.