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EDITORIAL: Better support is needed for students witnessing acts of terror

11/9/17 5:14pm

Recently, the fear of acts of terror has cast a shadow over the joys of going abroad. In recent years, acts of terror — including domestic terrorism here in the United States committed by Americans and acts of terror internationally committed by larger terror organizations — seemingly occur almost every other week. These tragedies can have great emotional impact on anyone, especially those in close proximity to the situation. 

EDITORIAL: Other people’s cultures should not be worn as costumes

10/25/17 3:53pm

For many students at Elon University, Halloween is an exciting and fun holiday where students can dress up in costumes with their friends. Too often though, students and people across the world take this innocent holiday as an opportunity to use other people's cultures as costumes or otherwise be insensitive — even if they do not mean to. Some costumes may not even seem inappropriate at first, but when looked at critically, clearly have racist, homophobic, transphobic or sexist implications. 

EDITORIAL: Elon's ninth president faces challenges in new role

10/9/17 9:23pm

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. 

Elon Move-In: Interview with Leo Lambert

8/31/17 2:45pm

At his last Elon Move-In day as University president, Leo Lambert says he always loves seeing all the new faces on campus. Lambert understands the stress these Elon parents are going through as they send their child off to college! He said to stay tuned for his last Convocation speech for his advice for freshmen.

EDITORIAL: We must go further than standing with Charlottesville

8/30/17 8:00am

Following the terrifying and tragic display of white supremacy at the University of Virginia and in Charlottesville earlier this month, many people and organizations across the nation have pledged their solidarity with UVA and everyone affected by this tragedy. This event struck a chord with many Americans, showing us all the reality of white supremacy, fascism, neo-Nazism and the remaining power of the Klu Klux Klan.