When I signed up to live in the Alpha Phi Alpha house for next year, I knew it would be eventful. I didn't know it would geographically be at the middle of two controversies. This week proved me wrong.
When I read the Elon News Network article about a black man being called the N-word by the former president of Sigma Phi Epsilon, I wasn’t surprised.
Dear Elon University community, Our fraternity wants all students at Elon to feel welcome at our events and within our membership.
With the increasing cost of college and the imminent rise in competition for positions after graduation, it is even more important to take advantage of our options for both semester and summer–paid or unpaid–internships.
On April 2, Elon News Network released a staff editorial entitled, “Racist themed parties and costumes should not be tolerated.” At first glance, I was excited.
Four summers ago, I was on a two-hour bus ride to the Malnutrition Center in San Juan, Guatemala, belting out Christian songs with my church group.
The world and all of its inhabitants loves to use millennials as the punching bag for blame — other generations tend to pin fault on this young, innovative and self-concerned sector of society for its handful of flaws. We have been perceived as lazy, stubborn, arrogant and resistant by other generations, and these allegations can be fought and challenged in numerous ways.
A Google image search for “professional woman” returns hundreds of millions of results of the same thing. That’s not a picture of me.
Ever since President Leo Lambert announced his plan to step down from his role as president, the Elon University community has been wondering who will fill his role. While some students are campaigning for former president Barack Obama to become our next president, many have already begun thinking of people they would like and qualities or characteristics they hope for. The next year is going to be a challenging and transformative time for Elon as we prepare to recruit and choose a new university president.
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.
After posting on Facebook just last night about the void left by the loss of our dear Dr. Earl Danieley, I was jolted this morning by the news that Dr. Leo Lambert is stepping down as President of Elon University. I am deeply happy for Lambert, his wife Laurie and their family.
Eighteen years ago Elon College waited anxiously for the arrival of our new president. We had taken a few tentative steps in the right direction in the nineties, but now Elon had hired a person we hoped would guide us into the future. Still, the ground felt shaky under our feet.
I think it’s time to learn a new word: kairos. The Greek word kairos literally translates to “time,” but in the field of rhetorical studies, kairos means more than that.
On Jan. 21, I attended the Women's March on Washington. I was excited and a little nervous for the size and spectre of this event.
The last few weeks have been filled with controversy over the inauguration, the women’s march, censorship, walls and bans.
We’ve all been there; at a busy party or reunion with family and friends, just trying to make it to the bathroom for a moment of silence when the sister of your aunt’s cousin begins lightly interrogating you and poses the question, “So, do you have a boyfriend?” Here we go again, you think to yourself. And it’s not necessarily the question that bothers you, but the answer you get, regardless of what you tell them.
As some Elon University students were preparing for their Friday night, applying makeup and cologne, three friends and I quietly made our way to Durham.
Ever since Donald Trump’s inauguration last week, my Facebook feed has been filled with post after post about our new president, various social justice marches and politics in general.
When we trust the places we call home and challenge the oppressive and closed minded, the march to justice and freedom might be burdensome but is indeed not long.
Elon University ranks #1 in the country for study abroad in the U.S. News & World Report. This high standing is advertised on the homepage of Elon’s website and on almost every brochure or publication about the university.