Elizabeth Peters Editor-in-Chief


Your World Today: How to Know Yourself

If there is one thing I am good at, it is being myself. That sounds like a no-brainer, but it has taken me a solid decade to truly work out who I am in relation to my own nature, those around me and my role in society.  Having a deep knowledge of who you are is key to having a good relationship with other people, whether they are strangers, romantic partners or friends. You should take the time to evaluate who you are to yourself, especially with a certain, semi-painful holiday coming up next Wednesday. 

Lest we forget: Update on Israel-Gaza and Ukraine-Russia

As Americans, it is valuable to stay up to date with conflicts happening outside of our border in which our country is involved. Just because the fighting is not in our town does not mean that we are separated from the events.  

Your World Today: Growing out of girlhood

I am coming to terms with the fact I am no longer a child. This seems like a late revelation to be having as a 21-year-old, but I more so mean I have been defining my lines between being a girl and being a woman.  Girlhood for me is simplicity, trial and error, learning and growth. Girlhood is about self-discovery, finding who you are and telling others about you. My girlhood can be perfectly summarized in one photo — roughly 6-years-old, curly blonde bob cut by my mother, pink dress and blue Crocs, gripping the life out of a massive frog. 

‘Cobra’ sinks its teeth into Megan Thee Stallion’s trauma

A lot of my favorite songs took me a couple listens to fully love, and that is definitely the case with Megan Thee Stallion’s latest single “Cobra.” Like her other song “Anxiety,” her lyrics talk exclusively of her mental health struggles over the years. I had a hard time getting into the lyrics on first listen, but after a couple plays, I think their meaning is beyond the surface level.  

Slater of October: Abby Hockenberry

Finding a way to transform a performance into words is a skill the Slater of October, Abby Hockenberry, definitely has. Hockenberry is a sophomore communication, journalism and media major and joined The Slate last fall. Since joining, Hockenberry has written articles consistently and became an assistant Arts and Entertainment (A&E) editor.