Opinions


OPINIONS 9/13/17 8:00am

COLUMN: Whatever you do, go outside

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.


OPINIONS 8/24/17 4:21pm

CAMPUS VOICES: Use SGA as a resource

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.


OPINIONS 5/4/17 11:02pm

EDITORIAL: Mental illness terminology should not be used casually

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.


OPINIONS 5/4/17 2:35pm

MORGAN: Enough is enough

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.


OPINIONS 4/5/17 8:46am

BENSON: Millennials must stop cancelling plans

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.


OPINIONS 3/10/17 9:54am

BARRETO: It is not enough to simply 'survive'

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.


OPINIONS 3/8/17 9:07am

EDITORIAL: Elon must diversify senior staff

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.