Opinions


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. 


OPINIONS 10/15/18 8:00am

EDITORIAL: Diversify your connections at Elon

Amid controversy surrounding immigration policies and discrimination against vulnerable populations, we, now more than ever, need civil spaces to address uncomfortable issues affecting our campus. 


OPINIONS 10/15/18 8:00am

BENSON: Stay civil on Facebook

You’re scrolling through your Facebook feed when you stumble upon a controversial video shared by your lab partner from your sophomore year of high school. They had received over 40 comments from adversaries who evidently think their opinion is superior and have a little too much free time during their lunch break. 


OPINIONS 9/30/18 3:15pm

WILKES: Accepting the right to one's opinion

I had to become comfortable with people disagreeing with me. This new understanding has taught me to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. I am not saying that you should be complicit, but people should have more understanding when it comes to those that differ from them.