"It's unfair, but that was my reality."

7/13/16 7:46pm

Maybe this is the new norm and I have to accept it. Silly me for thinking I was going to inherit a nation that was supposedly “indivisible,” as I robotically recited in the Pledge of Allegiance in grade school.

Peace, love and difficult conversations

5/7/16 11:33am

The Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life has demonstrated a commitment to multifaith engagement that has been solidified with the construction of the Numen Lumen Pavilion in 2013.  The building itself is a representation of our mission to provide a “safe place for spiritual growth, ...

Summer blockbuster or bust?

5/6/16 11:32am

With the highly anticipated release of Captain America: Civil War at the end of this week, the summer blockbuster season is well underway.

Take some time to practice gratitude

5/5/16 10:00am

Over the past twenty years, social scientists have found that religious beliefs and practices are linked to mental health and functioning. In a study called “Religion and mental health,” Behere et.

Studying abroad is worth the risk

5/5/16 8:30am

Ever since its first trip to England in 1969, Elon’s study abroad program has steadily risen in popularity, and is today considered an essential cornerstone in the Elon identity.

Embrace these final days at Elon

5/4/16 8:35pm

Over my years of chaplaincy I've noticed a trend among seniors. I think it sharing my observations will help you to place yourself in these strenuous days. In the spring of the senior year, and every now and then in the late fall, when you hoped you'd have your best times of all, things tend to fall apart.

Cancelled concerts, missed opportunities

5/4/16 11:50am

As students living in North Carolina, I’m sure you’ve heard all about House Bill 2. (If you haven't yet, do a quick Google before reading this.) One of the ways you’ve probably heard more about it in the news is the fact that many musicians are cancelling their shows in opposition of the discriminatory law. Musical groups and entertainers such as Ringo Starr, Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Cirque du Soleil, Boston, Blue Man Group and most recently, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, have canceled their performances in North Carolina to boycott the law. Seeing this headline really makes me feel conflicted.

Another column about media portrayal of sexual assault

5/1/16 3:30pm

A few months ago, I published a column criticizing the overwhelming willingness of the media and society in general to sweep charges of rape and sexual assault under the rug for well-respected males in a feeble attempt to maintain their shiny images.

In CAA, more opportunities for institutional, athletic growth

5/1/16 2:30pm

Elon University’s move to the Colonial Athletic Association, announced May 2013 but not official until July 2014, was met with considerable financial weight and legitimate concerns with regard to travel and level of competition. But about two years in, fresh off the first CAA Championships that Elon hosted, it’s clear that the move was the right move for not just the athletic department, but the institution as a whole. Elon’s Jimmy Powell Tennis Center hosted the CAA Tennis Championships last weekend, with both the Phoenix men and women falling in tight semifinal matches.

Nothing cool about cooler season

4/23/16 8:00am

            Welcome to banquet season. A weekend of seclusion spent with fraternity brothers and their dates at the beach may sound relaxing, but the weeks leading up to it definitely are not for the girls attending.

Election is rigged against Sanders, Trump

4/22/16 12:52pm

Wyoming is the least populous state. With just 29 Republican and 18 Democratic delegates in the caucuses and three Electoral College votes, it carries very little significance in the 2016 presidential election. But results from the April 9 Democratic caucuses reflect a larger issue of voter disenfranchisement.

Don't let your waste go to waste

4/22/16 12:50pm

In the last few weeks, Elon Dining unveiled new takeout boxes with large orange letters on the top, reading “Compost.” These new lables serve to remind students that the boxes are compostable, just one of many initiatives used to encourage students to live sustainably.

Be open to using your resources

4/17/16 9:00am

It seems hard to believe, but we’re already approaching the end of spring semester. While the yearning dreams of summer may already be fresh in our minds, it’s time once again for the annual onslaught of exams and final projects.