Elon University ranks #1 in the country for study abroad in the U.S. News & World Report. This high standing is advertised on the homepage of Elon’s website and on almost every brochure or publication about the university.
It’s there in print, on the right-hand side of this page, in bold, white, Oswald: O-P-I-N-I-O-N-S.
Democracy can hurt. Our competitive system forcibly leads to winners and losers. These titles bring an array of emotion, from euphoria to melancholy.
I want to start off this article by fully addressing what this is in response to. Last week, an article named “I’m coming out” was published in The Pendulum, where the author of the article “came out” as a conservative.
“I go to fight for these old hills behind me, these old Red Hills of Home.” This chorus, sung throughout Elon University’s rendition of the 1998 musical Parade, describes the spirit of the antebellum South that extended beyond the old hills of Georgia.
Religion is intrinsic to our country as a means of building relationships and determining truths of human existence.
I voted early last week with two of my friends. We went during a three-hour gap between classes and work, and the line was so long that I didn’t even get to eat lunch before my seven hour shift.
The situation is undeniably complicated. Between IV reaffirming its stance on gay marriage in no uncertain terms and Elon University’s campus-wide push for inclusivity, Elon InterVarsity (IV) is in a tough place. But so are the students in IV at Elon who look to the organization for spiritual guidance, as are the students in the greater Elon community committed to their own views of inclusivity.
On a typical Monday, I leave my apartment at 8 a.m. and don’t return until about midnight. During that time, I go to class, I work as a barista, I work in the newsroom, I sometimes eat, and I try to do homework. My visual transcript remains blank through all of this. The purpose of the visual transcript is to capture and validate student’s co-curricular experience.
As Elon University continues to shift its focus from being a small, regional school to a medium-sized, national school, the university stated its intention of becoming a more residential and pedestrian campus.
For over four centuries, African-Americans have been burdened with a life of toil. Their bodies have been bruised and beaten under discriminatory policies and practices.
We live in a world with 7 billion people with millions of likes, dislikes, experiences, interests and hobbies, and, a lot of times, the very best person to spend time with isn’t far at all—it’s yourself.
“Mni Wiconi,” or “water is life”, has become the slogan for the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline that is being constructed in North Dakota — on tribal lands I might add.
On Sept. 15, students and community members celebrated Eid Al-Adha, the Muslim celebration of sacrifice, in McBride Gathering Space.
It didn’t matter if you knew Derek Winton, the fifth-year senior at Elon who died early Saturday morning. The loss of a community member — less than three weeks into our academic year — is painful for all. And for a campus that often moves too quickly into our own organizational silos, it’s important for all of us to stop, slow down and be there for each other in this time of grieving.
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In its messaging surrounding campus growth — from the construction of Park Place to the implementation of new programs like “Phoenix Fanatics” — Elon University has reverberated one clear, theme: student voices have been central to creating change.
As nice as it is to recognize progress, equal footing in the workplace and in society should be something that we expect rather than applaud. Let’s save the clapping for when the next champion is crowned.
To incoming freshmen: Enjoy the moment. It’s an exciting time for you. You will not only meet many people but also experience different things. This doesn’t just apply to move-in day but to your entire year. So once in a while, put your phone up, look around, and enjoy the moment.
Class of 2020: If you haven’t declared it already, you’re likely preparing to call Elon your “new home.” And it’s true — this is your new home. But it stretches far beyond your new lofted bed. When you call this community your home, think about everything you’re embracing. All of it.
I’ve been staring at this document for days trying to figure out what wisdom I can share in this column, trying to remember what I needed to hear as an incoming first-year.