Mark your calendars! The Colonnades dining hall recently announced that it will be serving a steak and lobster dinner on Tuesday, September 12.
Class of 2021, I am more than excited to welcome you to Elon University. While I am certainly not nearly the first to do so, I wish to add to the chorus of voices that are glad you are on campus and hoping you will have the most amazing time over the next four years here as part of our community.
Class of 2021, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the next four years of your lives. I could not be happier that you have decided to attend Elon University, the institution that has made me who I am today.
Your countdown app has reached its final date, your final goodbyes have been made and your car has been packed in places you didn’t know you could squeeze everything that you’re sure you’ll need.
First, I want to congratulate you all on your abilities, talents and privileges that enable you to attend this university.
It likely comes as a surprise to absolutely no one that we live in a digital age. We take photos of everything that moves — we wouldn’t dare miss a chance to post something fun or interesting on our Snapchat stories.
A few weeks ago I visited my boyfriend at University of Illinois for a long weekend.
Mental illness is an issue that affects many students on Elon University’s campus. While not everyone suffers from a mental illness, mental health still affects us all and it deserves to be taken seriously and respected as a real problem students are consistently facing. Too often, Elon students use mental illness terminology flippantly in casual conversations, speaking phrases such as “Sorry, I’m so OCD” or “Oh I’m so depressed.” For students who actually suffer from these mental illnesses, using this terminology is perfectly OK.
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.
Part of the reason I was initially interested in attending Elon was to get away from Chicago winters.
It’s safe to say Elon University brings to mind a specific kind of person — typically someone way over-involved, over-committed and who responds to the question, “How are you?” with “You know...I’m alive.
Of Elon University’s 15 people on senior staff, 13 are white, 11 are men and 10 are white men. These 15 people who sit in the highest positions at our university are simply not representative of our student body, which is 59 percent female and 20 percent racially or ethnically diverse. Though Elon prides itself on its unprecedented commitment to diversity, if our university’s highest held offices are still primarily filled with white men, then we are not truly amplifying the voices of diverse perspectives. The university has come a long way in its efforts to not only recruit students of diverse backgrounds, but also make them feel like they belong at Elon.
After six months of protests and peaceful and prayerful resistance, the Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) Camp has largely been evacuated.