Opinions


OPINIONS 12/5/18 4:19pm

CAMPUS VOICES: Thoughts on the SGA proposed budget

The current budget process that SGA uses is from 1999, making it older than many of the students on Elon’s campus. It is time for a change and SGA has been working on one for this upcoming academic year. The potential changes were discussed at a town hall on Thursday, Nov. 29 in downstairs Moseley and the new policy will come to vote at the SGA meeting on Thursday. Dec. 6.


OPINIONS 12/2/18 8:00am

BENSON: Stay motivated in the year of women

Try not to get bogged down by the micro-invalidations of the people you find yourself with at a holiday party. Try to tell yourself that maybe they grew up in a different time where female independence wasn’t celebrated, or if it was, that they didn’t have the courage to grab it by the horns.


OPINIONS 11/29/18 8:00am

BECK: The daily grind will pay off

Finals season is right around the corner, and everyone will be hiding out in the library to work toward that. The hard work will definitely pay off. Don’t be discouraged if one day in the library doesn’t make you an expert on statistics. Like anything, the A comes with time and effort. It’s not worth beating yourself up.


OPINIONS 11/28/18 9:19pm

Campus Voice: Uniting as faculty for the best interests of our students and community

As non-tenure track professors, ranging from adjunct instructors to lecturers and continuing track faculty, we are proud to be part of Elon. Despite successes, Elon faces similar challenges as our peer institutions regarding employment of non-tenure track faculty. In the past, non-tenure track positions were the minority among college instructors. 


OPINIONS 11/16/18 8:00am

MACK: Social justice is key to global citizenship

Elon University prides itself on the concept of global citizenship. This is evident on homepage of Elon's website, which boasts about being globally engaged and ranking No. 1 in Study Abroad and says that Elon students learn in every corner of the world. But I’m not convinced that learning in every corner of the world gets at the depth of what it means to be a global citizen. 


OPINIONS 11/15/18 8:00am

MACK: Social justice is key to practicing global citizenship

Elon University prides itself on the concept of global citizenship. This is evident on homepage of Elon’s website, which boasts about being globally engaged and ranking No. 1 in Study Abroad and says that Elon students learn in every corner of the world. But I’m not convinced that learning in every corner of the world gets at the depth of what it means to be a global citizen.


OPINIONS 11/4/18 7:00am

ASCH: The issue not enough Americans talk about

After the Civil War, the U.S. passed the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to ensure rights to former slaves. The 15th Amendment gave them the right to vote, stating, “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” 


OPINIONS 11/2/18 12:00am

EDITORIAL: Don't take your right to vote for granted

Voting is a key part of our democracy. According to the Pew Research Center, college students are historically less likely to participate in midterm elections even though we make up a majority of voters. But who is to say that voter turnout will be different this year? 


OPINIONS 10/28/18 8:00am

EDITORIAL: 'Political correctness' sparks controversy

About two years ago, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Kathleen Parker spoke at Elon University as part of the Baird Pulitzer Prize Lecture Series. The conservative Washington Post columnist was met with criticism from the student body — specifically for her commentary on campus rape — with many students petitioning the university to disinvite her from speaking. Similar events have occurred across the United States, where students have protested the views of particularly polarizing figures.