Living in the bubble of Elon University means it can be hard to see the bigger picture at times. But as Earth Day crops up this Sunday, April 22, now is the perfect time to look at our small part in this very big whole.
Student involvement is an important aspect of education, but it shouldn’t detract from students’ mental and physical health.
Last week on International Women’s Day, I was so happy to see many of my peers and family members posting photos and statuses on social media celebrating the women in their lives. But most conversations stopped after praising the women they know.
History has shown us time and time again that high school and college students have the power to create meaningful and lasting change, both on their campuses and nationally. The long history of student protests both nationally and in the United States should empower us all to use our voices and our positions of privilege to make change on a larger scale.