So far in college, I’ve learned it is impossible to view U.S. politics from only one perspective. Like the range of students at a liberal arts college, the combinations of viewpoints are endless. Notions of representation and freedoms become jumbled in rhetoric about identity politics in this era of globalization. We grapple daily with our differing interests, occupations and political affiliations. These three, together, are derived from our self-imposed rules and values.
With the increasing cost of college and the imminent rise in competition for positions after graduation, it is even more important to take advantage of our options for both semester and summer–paid or unpaid–internships.
Both viewers and participants in all forms of art and entertainment are drawn together by a singular live event that rarely escapes one’s memory.
Take my suggestions with a grain of salt, but find something you enjoy doing. Engage in projects that inspire you in your everyday pursuits. For those us in need of a do-over, let’s start afresh. It will not be easy, but I hope this season will motivate all of us for part two of the semester.
Breathe deep and take some time off in the calm before the “exam storm.” Your studies are important, but don’t sacrifice your mental and physical health for a grade.
Black History is a living, breathing movement that our forebears started with hopes of cultivating a better environment for us. Their legacy is left to us. We, as in every human being, are capable of redirecting longstanding perceptions of race.
When we trust the places we call home and challenge the oppressive and closed minded, the march to justice and freedom might be burdensome but is indeed not long.
“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.
It is an intimidating challenge to be a young voter in this election. When I was in high school, I used to dread going to AP government because our political system seemed too complex and unpredictable. Today, I am 19 and have come to terms with the reality that I cannot be an apathetic citizen — I should vote this year. My experiences at Elon have increased my political consciousness.