Last semester my friend Morgan Bodenarain, executive president of SGA, invited me to the N-Word Forum, an event organized by the Black Student Union. Before she asked me to go, I had seen posters promoting the event around campus and, to be honest, I had no interest in attending. But Bodenarain insisted ...
So far in college, I’ve learned it is impossible to view U.S. politics from only one perspective. Like the range of students at a liberal arts college, the combinations of viewpoints are endless. Notions of representation and freedoms become jumbled in rhetoric about identity politics in this era of globalization. We grapple daily with our differing interests, occupations and political affiliations. These three, together, are derived from our self-imposed rules and values.
On Oct. 9, Elon University announced its newest President-elect, Constance “Connie” Ledoux Book, who will be the university’s first female president. This announcement came after a closed eight-monthlong search that left many Elon community members wanting more information. Book is undoubtedly very qualified for this job — her experiences in her varying roles at Elon and at her previous institution, The Citadel, show her commitment to and passion for higher education. Many students, faculty and staff members who knew or worked with her during her time here at Elon showed excitement for her return.
Before anyone decides to rant or send me an angry email about how backward I am when it comes to body image, or that I am most definitely sponsored by Weight Watchers and other similar companies, note that the “Freshman Fifteen” is in quotation marks. I am quoting a concept, a trite concept somehow insinuated into the brains of every college female I have met in just the first month on campus. Before graduating high school, the guidance counselors thought it would be a great idea for us girls to write down our biggest fears about higher education. I could not help noting that “weight gain” made that list.
As organizers of Elon’s recent panel discussion on Charlottesville, we write first to express our belief that student journalism and the freedom of student expression are critical to Elon’s commitment to experiential learning and to an informed campus.
Go outside. Whatever it is you do, there’s a way to do it outside. Walking across campus, even on the nicest of days, you’d have no idea that there are over six thousand students at Elon.
Freedom of speech and press are foundational rights that must be protected in order to uphold a democratic society.
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.