Caroline Enloe is a first-year student intending to major in international relations. Caroline can be reached at

Op-Ed: Not your mother’s Thanksgiving

On the scale of political views, I hover between “very liberal” and “extremely liberal.” This is not the case for a lot of my friends and family. In fact, my parents often have a hard time understanding how I have ended up so far on the left. It’s an oddity in a state such as […]

Op-Ed: Homesick after Hurricane Matthew

I’ve never been one to be homesick. I’m at a loss for words whenever relatives and family friends pose the question, to which they assume every college freshman 15 hours from home will answer positively. I know people that go to college 15 minutes from home — they attend high school football games on Friday nights and […]

Op-Ed: Older and (maybe) wiser

When President Obama ran for office in 2008, he was doing so as a man who had two years of experience in the United States Senate. He was 47 years old. People believed that America needed a “fresh face” and new ideas. Now, eight years later, our country is deciding who will take over for […]

Op-Ed: America wants a dad

This past summer, I spent a great deal of time watching a show called “The West Wing” (1999-2006), and during the last two seasons, there is a presidential election. One of the fictional campaigns’ staffers noted that Democrats are seen as the mothers of America and Republicans the fathers, and that citizens tend to vote on […]