Welcome back to campus, Taylor University. This year has proven to be a renewal for the student body. As the past two years have been far from normal due to the world-wide pandemic, we are finally able to experience a normal semester on Taylor’s campus.
My name is Sophia King. I am a sophomore political science, philosophy and economics (PPE) major. I am originally from Zionsville, Indiana, but on campus I call First West Olson home. I am honored to serve as the new opinions section editor this semester.
While life on campus has returned to normal, we must not negate the events occurring within our nation as well as internationally. It is important to maintain dialogue regarding life-altering events, such as many nationwide vaccine mandates and the intense conflict between Ukraine and Russia. I believe there will be no lack of material for the opinions page this semester.
The need to voice one’s opinion is rapidly rising, and many have learned the importance and the effectiveness of doing so over the past two years.
However, it is important to distinguish the difference between opinion and truth. We are called to seek truth, and in doing so, we must step out of our comfort zone by challenging our opinions in order to find the truth behind them. We must remember that, as fallen creatures, our beliefs may not always be laced with truth.
Socrates once said, “It is better to change an opinion than to persist in a wrong one.”
As Christ-followers and members of the Taylor community, we must humbly seek the truth, not only for ourselves, but for others as well.
In the opinions section of The Echo, our goal is to provide a space for individuals to voice their beliefs. As we continue in this spring semester, I urge you to seek the truth behind your beliefs and stand up for what you believe in.
As your opinions editor, I invite you to use your voice to speak out about matters that are meaningful to you. If you would like to contribute to the conversation by writing an opinion piece of your own, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.