Not only are students in high school dealing with acne, first crushes and relationships, as well as drastic changes to their bodies, they are also thrown into a new academic and social environment. In case that was not enough to deal with, during their senior year they have to decide where they want to spend the next four years of their lives studying. As a current senior in college, I look back and realize I could have used a little more time to figure out what I wanted from my college experience.
Editor's note: Jan Fuller is Elon University's chaplain, and is not a staff member for The Pendulum.
Class of 2018, welcome to Elon University. You are joining a truly special community. I envy you, for you are just beginning your time here at Elon.
On Thursday, I lost my best friend for the last 13 years, my dog Sadie. I was at my internship when I got a text from my dad asking me to give the house a call when I was home.
Looking back through the history of our country, numerous instances of social wrongdoings and oppression can be listed. From the Civil Rights Movement to the fight for women’s equality, the U.S.
When I decided to stay at Elon University for the summer, I was expecting to be fairly bored. I've never been the type of person who enjoys sitting around doing nothing, but since most of my friends are living the glamorous intern life in Munich or New York or Los Angeles, I resigned myself to a life of work, sleep and television. But within a week of arriving, I began to realize that this summer might not be as boring as I thought. I soon ran into an acquaintance of mine from freshman year.
My heart pumps patriotism through every vein. I embrace American ideals and values at the core of my composition. As a military child, my sense of patriotism is particularly acute. My experiences in the United States and abroad have contributed to my heightened sense of loyalty to my country. Although America is not perfect, it is the best country in the world. Yet today, a distinct dissatisfaction with our country seems to have settled. Why are we so troubled to be Americans? Former President John F.
In my world, food is like oxygen: It’s everywhere and always present. At home it’s a flight of stairs away in a large, climate-controlled pantry or refrigerator. With my meal plan at school I have over eight dining locations to choose from on a daily basis from the time I wake up until 1 a.m. I never go into Lakeside Dining Hall or Acorn Coffee Shop hoping there will be enough food to satisfy my hunger.
I found out I received the internship in Asheville — a city I had only been to once — two weeks before I was to start, while in a foreign country.
The question journalists, and particularly journalism students, are being asked isn’t how to write and report, but how to make writing and reporting stand out.
To look back at how I started at Elon University, it almost seems like an accident. I had always hated the news growing up, because it seemed as if there was nothing good ever going on in the world.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is seen by some as “not real” or an attempt to “normalize” the behavior of children, in particular boys and young men.
A recent shooting at Fort Hood in Texas left three dead and 16 wounded before the shooter turned the gun on himself, fueling a debate on gun control and mental health on military bases. Specialist Ivan Lopez bought a .45 caliber handgun before bringing the weapon onto the base, violating military protocol because the weapon was not registered there.
In a world where an NFL team name perpetuates a 24-hour debate, organizations are kicked off college campuses for themed parties being “insensitive,” and New York City school boards try to ban the word “dinosaur” for fear of offending those who do not believe in evolution, political correctness, or “being PC” has gone way too far. Political correctness deems certain topics, ideas, expressions and even symbols off-limits.
By now, many of us have heard of Belle Knox, a Duke University student who proudly and unapologetically self-identifies as a porn star.
Earlier this year, a freshman at Duke University was outed to the school, and later to the rest of the country, for acting in adult films to pay her tuition. Media outlets flocked to the story.
Being homeless is not something you usually want to admit. For most people, it’s not even on their radar, but it is an issue that needs more awareness on the Elon University campus.
This past weekend, Elon University fell victim to widespread power outages. The power outages were due to winter storm Titan that struck Alamance County.