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NEWS 4/7/16 10:00am

Free speech protests at Emory demonstrate necessity of civil conversation

It’s been an interesting couple weeks for Emory University. After chalk messages supporting Republican frontrunner Donald Trump appeared on various walkways of the Atlanta university, a number of conservative students responded with anti-Trump protests, believing the messages represented a legitimate threat to their safety and to the state of inclusivity at their campus.


NEWS 3/30/16 8:47am

Hotline Fling: Drop the phone

The proliferation of mobile devices has brought several major advantages. An iPhone can be used to take photos, offer driving directions, send text messages and emails, record videos and so much more.


NEWS 3/30/16 8:46am

Campus Voices: Revisit what it means to be neighborly

This past weekend, I took a flight from California back to North Carolina. It was a long flight already, but with the delay and the three-hour time difference, we could have mistaken it for a trip overseas. During our layover in San Francisco, I shuffled around with my overpacked suitcase, trying to spot two seats in the waiting area that were side-by-side, to enable my husband and I to sit together during our wait.


NEWS 3/16/16 7:41pm

​Talk therapy is a two-way street

The other day, to help with an article she was writing for one of her classes, a friend of mine sat down with me and asked me if I had ever used counseling services at Elon. As we sat in the crowded Moseley Student Center, I felt myself look around the room cautiously before quietly answering “Yes.” I have been using counseling services on and off ever since I first got to Elon.


NEWS 3/11/16 1:30pm

Politics about issues, not entertainment

Here’s my issue with this election cycle. It isn’t that Clinton seems to be surpassing Bernie in the amount of delegates she has won, or that Donald Trump now seems to be the leading contender for the Republican nomination. What truly troubles me is that politicians in this country have finally figured out the secret to American public opinion — as long as we are entertained, it doesn’t matter what things you say, people you belittle or races you disparage.