By Adam Kelly | Echo
I love to see submissions of opinion articles pop into my email. It shows people want to share their view on a topic with the Taylor community. I hope to see these submissions throughout the year, either in response to an opinion or on their own topic.
However, neither faculty nor staff contribute often. I receive only a couple submissions a year from these two groups, but I would like to change that. This year, I'm calling out the faculty and staff of Taylor to submit more opinions articles. Let's see more writing from you as well as the student body. It shouldn't be my opinion alone going in the paper each week.
I am looking to hear voices from all over on controversial topics. There are plenty of issues that need to be discussed. If there is something that interests you and you want to write about it, I will gladly take any and all submissions. Write about a controversial topic such as the faculty contribution last spring on sexual pluralism.
Writing an opinion isn't just about getting your name in the paper or getting compliments on your article. It's about bringing to light an issue that means something to you. The written word impacts people in a way that no other medium of communication can. The Opinions section lends a voice to the voiceless, speaks to the ones fighting for a cause and delivers help through the pages of The Echo.
People connected with Taylor from all over the world read The Echo. An opinion can impact someone across the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans. Professors, maintenance workers, Freimuth and Helena Memorial staff all need to contribute. Everyone has thoughts to share, so please be bold and share them.
I want to hear your opinions. The student body wants to hear your opinions. Write them out and send them in. It shouldn't take long, and it is a chance for your voice to be heard. I'm asking for new voices, new ideas and new contributions. Of course, students' thoughts are always welcome. But let's bring the faculty and staff opinions to the forefront now.
Pull out those writing utensils and put your heart into it. Tell us how the issue impacted you; tell us a personal experience and how it has impacted how you live for Christ. It is time for faculty and staff to declare their voices to the Taylor community and the Upland community. So let's hear it.